Climbs 12
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 14m a.s.l
Faces N

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Tim Blake on Opportunity Challenge (E6 6b) © Mark Savage

Crag features

Vert technical climbing right next to the sea. Loads of stakes in situ. A double/triple rack of small cams, Tricams and Sliders help. 

Three of the major lines were climbed by Duncan McCallum and Ian Cropley in 1988 following a tip off from Rab Anderson. These are the original descriptions.  At the time the rock was much poorer than it is now, sandy and soft 

Operation Wolf E5 (7b) . The step line of pockets just right of Taito, crux at 2nd BR. (4 BR) 17th Sept

Taito Corporation E6 (7b+) The pocked line about 30' right of MBP, climb wall past sandy pocket, (Bolt) up to a large hole (Bolt) dyno to next hold, then upto break via various small pockets (pegs) Finish. 16 Sept

Monster Beach Party E6 (7b) . The very central line, start at the farthest left end of a deep crack 10' off the ground , up to borehole (Bolt) up and slightly right (friend 2) up to Bolt, reach a two finger pocket, reach right to gain peg then to top. 26th Aug.



Approach notes

Drive S of Spittal on the coastal byway 

I recommend parking at one of the two concrete areas on the left just before the tarmac ends and the track begins. The track is a potential car wrecker and the walk from here is not far. Also beware of satnav which can lead you down an even worse track!
sparkass - 19/Jun/21
Three of the main lines were climbed by Duncan McCallum and I Cropley in the 80's with a small number of bolts. Great they have been headpointed, but odd they have been renamed (why)
Duncan McCallum - 03/Jul/20
An impressive wall of pockets and breaks, accompanied by a tremendous seaward vista, set in a delightful 'private' cove, only marred by the soft nature of the rock and the inevitable man-made marine debris . Fans of Nesscliffe scrittle will not be disappointed here!
Jon Read - 01/Jul/19
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