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Climbs 93
Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 12m a.s.l
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Andy's high step © Hamfunk

Crag features

Boulder topo found here

The sandstone ranges from damp, to dry but explosively soft, to pristine and permanently dry.

Beach level varied which impacts the landings in the stacks areas. As usual please refrain from climbing on wet sandstone as it is prone to breaking.

As you descend to the bay, the stacks are on the left end of the beach and the throughhole cave, etc are at the right end.

Approach notes

Further to the note from July. I visited 2/8, all the beach parking in Hopeman was completely full so I went to the now gated original approach. It is possible for perhaps 6 cars to park here without obstructing access and several (not climbers) had done so.

[July 2021] New 'No parking sign' added to gate referred below. We didn't find any suitable parking at that location. Instead, we parked at a FREE beach car park at Hopeman (57.71041448541242, -3.427965083930102) and walked East along the coastal path for about 15 - 20 minutes to reach the boulders.

[2020] New gate at the start of the dirt road now means a few hundred metres of extra walking. Please park considerately and avoid blocking access.

If travelling from Elgin towards Cummingston, after Duffus there is a T junction to Hopeman (west) or Lossie (east). Take the dirt road on the other side of the T junction and park at the end without blocking the field or gate. Pass the gate and follow the track for approx 200m (Cove Bay sign gone Sept-15), taking a small path on the left through gorse to drop down into the bay.

Does everyone agree the Amature Acrobatics should get 3 stars?
scragrock - 18/Jul/17
This is a great venue bouldeing wise...so many great lines and projects. Well done Hamish and chums for developing and sharing such a jem. Remember to take as many pads as possible as the big stoney beach through the wind tunnel is not something you want to land on padless...i did...it hurt.
scragrock - 30/May/15
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