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Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 10m a.s.l
Me leading/ gardening a VS at Covesea, Moray © JuliaH
Cummingston's lesser-known sibling is still well worth a visit with plenty of good leads in the low-mid extremes, and a few easier routes. As with many coastal crags, a fresh breeze and a due respect for the rock are useful to get the most out of it.
From the East (Lossiemouth) on the B9040 pass the Covesea Skerries Lighthouse. A small rectangular wood is soon seen on the right on the approaching crest. Go beyond the wood to another larger wood and park on the track immediatly before it. Walk up track past radio masts and lookout station.
For the Village crag - The parking is at Covesea village 187709, from the normal covesea parking drive towards Lossiemouth until a meeting a crossroads where you turn left down a gravel track towards the village. From the parking the crag will be directly below, there are stakes above the main crag but these will be difficult to find on first acquaintance, there is also a left trending ramp that can take you down to the crag base but it's also hard to find. It is also possible to follow the coast eastward until you can drop down to the sea to walk back along but this will be blocked at hightide.Stake belays but they might be hidden in the long grass.
|i've climbed here 3 times now, and as long as your leading in the vs-E1 area you can have a great time on this crag, i personally feel its much better than the more popular cummingston, with longer routes and ALOT better rock|
|Done 11 routes here now and generally they've been bloody good - strong lines and good value climbing. Had a day with a Northerly breeze and did most of the ones centred around the Boulders Bay cave, a few of them deserve an extra star.|
|Quite impressed with the crag. Just climbed around Boulders Bay. Rock was good and sound - not that sandy generally. Gear was generally good - a few run out bits. Routes were steep and a decent length. Belay stakes generally in place. All just bit better than I thought it would be. Recommended!|
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