The area around the Souter sea-stack gives some excellent sea-cliff climbing. A great venue for the mid extreme leader!
Must Dos :
Skate Bush, E7, 6b, Squid Vicious E5 6a, Puffer Daddy, E3 6a, Fast Bleeder E3 6a, Take It To The Limpets E3 5c, Wallnut E3 5c, Plain sailing E1 5b, The Souter, Ordinary Route HVS 5a, Second Sight HVS 5a.
Contrary to the guide, The Wedge is non-tidal, Limpet Fin is very tidal, Crimpanzie Fin has flaky rock and getting from the half-height ledge to the peg anchor (now backed up) is quite tedious.
Park and approach from Dowlaw farm (55.924600, -2.233013).
Park at the obvious large layby on the left before entering the farm. Best way to avoid upsetting the farmer is to take the signposted path that heads towards the sea from the layby (signposted Fast Castle). Walk through the trees and through the obvious gate. Follow the obvious path downhill and make sure to take the right hand fork that heads uphill and not the left one going downhill to Fast Castle. At the end of this path climb over the gate and then walk across the fields (keeping right and slightly uphill to avoid the steep bank). Keep going across a couple of fields until the Souter eventually comes in to view. Climb over the stile and the descend the rib down and left.
Alternatively take the well signposted St Abbs coastal path on the right hand side of the farm to a 3 way junction. The Souter is signed from here. Follow a vague path downhill through 2 gates. A final stile leads to a well worn path down steep grass to the inlet.