/ Deep water soloing in UK
There's a good selection at the grade in Torbay. The Long Traverse 4+ is the classic expedition but lots more beside. The prevailing wind is SW so the sea conditions tend to be more friendly.
Gads, you'd need to clime with a wetsuit in this country.
Aside from Torbay you will find some good starter DWS routes on Aquanaut Buttress at Swanage, several of these are probably around HS in standard, although like most DWS they are given Sport Grades. An abseil is required to gain access a good ledge above the climbs.
Temporary Lifestyle situated East of the Lighthouse at Portland is another relatively amenable classic at HS,
the Red Crane Traverse nearby is technically a little harder, but less intimidating as you are never high above the drink.
No you don't, pick a warm day in August/ September. It's awesome.
Don't need a wetsuit but you need to get on something a bit harder to make it a bit safer...
Forgot to mention Coastguard Cliff at Berry Head. Loads of short stuff there, some given trad grades but actually far more fun (and probably safer) as DWS. S 4a equates to 3+ roughly.
If you get over to the Long Traverse at Anstey's Cove, you can then climb Midget Gem at Long Quarry - a great entry level DWS (5+?) where the climb to it is probably harder than the route. There's also a 4+ish route that climbs the right face of the Blowhole pinnacle there and takes you close to the really wild DWS routes in that area - feels very high at that grade but good for an inmtroduction.
Dpon't fall in and it's not cold.
Has Durdle Door got any 'easy' DWS, I thought it was mostly in the 7s, with the easier stuff being at Stair Hole (The Maypole etc.)?
Is Cliffhanger now running DWS?
However there are loads you can do on the under and front side of the arch that are quite easy. Though you wont find them in any book at the moment. I made a couple of routes up last summer that were probably hard 5's.
Stair Hole has some easy ones as well.
Portland rockfax book has some good DWS routes in it.
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