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Climbs 81
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 5m a.s.l
Faces E

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Charge! Greg Boswell sprinting across the pumpy traverse of the Quickening, Reiff. © neil the weak

Crag features

A collection of short sea cliffs surrounded by non-tidal platforms. The rock quality is generally good with climbs mainly in the lower grades, with several up to E2. There are a large number of two and three star routes in a small area, ranging in height from 4m to 15m.

Approach notes


The locals are very friendly and reasonable and are happy for people to park here but they are concerned about their own access. Please take great care not to block any gates or access for local residents. If there is no room to park then please park a little further away and walk in.

KITCHEN AT REIFF - Sara Nason is now running a small kitchen here and welcomes climbers for soup and bread lunches, teas and suppers which may help supply a much needed sustenance after a climb or walk.

Access to the area is gained by walking along the coastal path from the southerly Reiff cliffs. Much of the path cuts through heather and peat bogs and can be wet. Access to the climbs is by simple descent from the Easterly end of the cliffs. The descent route is marked by a series of small standing stones at the cliff top pointing to the descent ledges.

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