Name:Maw Craig
Hill number:18855
Height:32.3m / 106ft
Parent (Ma):none
SMC/RHB Section:21B: Fraserburgh to the Dee Valley
County/UA:Aberdeenshire
Island:Mono Tump island
Topographical area:IC03 Bass-may
Class:Tump (0-99m)
(Tu,0)
Grid ref:NJ 86880 65580
Summit feature:guano cemented soil and rock
Drop:32.3m
Col:Sea
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 30
(1:25k) 426N
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 4 users)ByDate of Ascent
With Jon, Dave ( leading) and Richard as described below. Swimming was exciting due to swell. Climbing was easy as a second but very loose. Observing simultaneous abseil fun too. Could kayak in from mapped Aberdour carpark ( can camp wild there too) and land on spacious ‘seal’ ledge on SW side of Stack. Excellent day .Denise 20/09/2022
From mapped car park N of New Aberdour (NJ 8855 6461). Walked headland to top of very steep grassy gully (NJ 8715 6519), descended to stony beach. Swam through gap in Green Kaims, then walk along beach until near enough due S of Maw Craig then another swim - heavy swell running with consequent breakers making launching and landing awkward. Ascended obvious S face of Maw Craig. Thank to Dave McG for leading, also with R&DMcL. Second day of sea stack bagging, great mini-adventures.jonglew20/09/2022
Approached via steep vegetated gully (top at 87136520) down to stony beach east of Green Kaims. Swam out and through channel to south of Green Kaims stack, big swell going through channel and bit tense for a few seconds. Then back to beach west of Green Kaims, walked round and final short swim out to the Maw. Climbing is easy enough up the south arete but rock not great, feels like climbing a giant semi-consolidated sand castle. Took 5 warthog pegs and used all of them, 2 for the belay at the top. Simultaneous abseil off, with Richard, Denise and Jon. Wonderful place and great adventure.Dave McG20/09/2022
Something of an adventure with Dave, Jon and Denise. Cliff top walk from Aberdour beach (good camping). Very steep vegetated descent to beach on E side of Green Kaims. 300m swim via gap in Green Kaims to the W cove with a bid swell churning around in the gap luckily spitting us into the W bay. Walk over intertidal ledges then short swim to reach the somewhat unstable Maw Craig in sunshine. Dave's description of 'like a pile of rock potatoes in soil' is not a bad one. Dave leads the S ridge with warthogs providing a little protection. Simultaneous abseil down E & W faces returns us to the sea level rock platform. Gap too turbulent to swim through on return, so its around the outer island. A great adventure in fine coastal scenery.RichardM20/09/2022