Climbs 74
Rocktype Dolerite
Altitude 6m a.s.l
Faces S

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Frenchman in Fife © Iain Cattanach

Crag features

This sea-cliff is easily accessed from Aberdour and offers a good number of middle-grade climbs. It faces south, dries quickly and is very popular on summer evenings.
Best Route : Pain Pillar VS 4c

Partially tidal. Only the west end of the crag is accessible during high tide.

Please read the restrictions section for bird nesting season and restrictions of access.  


Approach notes

If driving from Mill Farm Road to Aberdour, take a left on A921 and quickly the first right onto Hawkcraig Rd. Park at one of the car parks (56.052574, -3.289378)  and walk south east towards the lighthouse. The crag will be on the right facing south. 

An easy and short descent approach is possible on the eastern side of the crag to the base of the very first climbs on the right. Alternatively, an abseil on stakes further west is also possible. Furthermore, there is also the option to walk west down the path that leads to the Forth View Hotel and then walk back eastwards towards the crag, giving you the most impressive sight of the cliffs.


Access Advice

Beware of nesting seas birds from April through July. Chicks are vulnerable to being chilled or predated if the adult is away from the nest for a while due to climbers. 

Always check active bird bans on Mountaineering Scotland website

*Tidal* - Only the west end of the crag is accessible during high tide.

Omg what a fun crag
abur94 - 10/Apr/23
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