Red Wall** S 4a
[Robo 2nding Red Wall Chair Ladder, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
Amazing positions on the second pitch make this a memorable route that luckily has a bark far worse than its bite! Start at the wide crack/gully beneath the red tower, a distinct feature of the left side of the buttress.
1) 12m. Climb up via the easiest line and belay on a ledge below the sheer red wall on the left.
2) 4a, 13m. An intimidating pitch. Climb the sheer red wall to the left on surprisingly good holds to a ledge.
3) 4a, 12m. Climb up to the summit of the buttress and make a stride across to a chimney on the left and follow it to a large ledge.
4) 4a, 17m. Take the line of cracks from the back of the ledge, that lead steeply at first, to easier ground and the top. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Robo 2nding Red Wall Chair Ladder © mooseloose
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This climb is in 119 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Alexseren - AltLd - 09/Sep/15

ianburton - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/15 with Charlie's Angel

Lead pitch two which was steep and I found the gear tricky. Wimped out of pitch 4 and marianne stepped in. Damp at the bottom and somewhat smelly and guano covered.
jeremyftaylor - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/15 with mariannekhoo

Led P1, P3 and P4. Classic steep Chair Ladder climbing, even in the easier grades. Still stinks of guano and half-digested fish even after the nesting season.
mariannekhoo - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/15 with Jeremy Taylor

Sarah Roscoe - AltLd - 08/Aug/15 with Matt Harmon

soloed P1, Led P4.
Matt Harmon - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/15 with Sarah Roscoe

Neil D - 2nd O/S - Aug/15 with James Barker, Nathanael Booker, Beth Hodgett

whiteexplorer - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/15 with Dave Piper

Anthony Dixon - AltLd - 23/Jun/15 with Shann

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 21/Jun/15 with Clare

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/15

Done before but no way severe, HS in W. Cornwall guide which is fairer.
neilstubbs - AltLd rpt - 12/Apr/15 with Stefan Parkin

Skullfire - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/15 with Jun Minohara

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/15

Very enjoyable, steep but juggy red wall section. I found the step into the chimney on P3 the hardest bit!
Poco Loco - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Becky

Egons Issy - AltLd - 27/Sep/14 with Kevin Vans-Colina

crater - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/14 with steve

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Aug/14

Great stuff. Shame I didn't know where I was going! A few too many rotting sea birds for my liking though.
knighty - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Cat Boyd

MinHazeldine - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/14

JonHarvey - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Jay Jackson, Jayne Bulbeck

I led P2 and P4
sarah hawker - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/14 with bob

Thought the CC grade of HS was fairer than the Rockfax one of S.
jhb0510 - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Min, Mike Weare

Ian Stirrups - AltLd - Jun/14 with Sue

r.greaves - AltLd - 19/Apr/14 with Ian smith

Hidden - 2014

andybenham - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/13 with Ben

soloed pitch one to get away from the waves, led p3
Wendy Watthews - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/13 with arandall

I lead to the top of the red wall, then the last pitch.
arandall - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Wendy Matthews

Good route. worth doing. Solo'd P1. led P2 & P4.
stratandrew - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/13 with Dave Wylie

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Sep/13

carlgodfrey - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with neil stubbs

Scrambled up P1, Carl led 2 (steep) and on a bit and I led most of 3 &4 together to finish.
neilstubbs - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Carl Godfrey

P1 & P3 good but smelly
Dilwat - AltLd - 26/Apr/13 with dready

dready - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/13 with dillwat

haz rudry - AltLd - 2013

Philippa Arding - AltLd - 10/Jul/12 with olan oarkinson

A bit of an experience! Very wet, green and covered in guano. Type 2!
fall-line - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/12 with Laurence

Wet and covered in seagull crap and moss. Unpleasant and smelly.
Laurence Cowton - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/12 with Donald

Led 1 and 4. What a good route, great position, perfect weather (before the gale force winds came)
erica - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/12 with John

John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/12 with Erica

rfdl100 - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12 with Simon Waters

hazeysunshine - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/12 with Fred

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/12

lead pitches 1 and 3, 3rd pitch awkward chimney, pitch 2 looks like fun on the sharp end. Awkward escape involving keeping on-rope belay.
jimmysdead - AltLd - 07/Apr/12 with Charlotte

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Apr/12

I led 2nd & 4th pitches
Fiona McFarlane - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/12 with Helen King

popov86 - AltLd - 16/Feb/12

BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 08/Oct/11 with Sarah Flint, Rob Horler

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 01/Oct/11

five - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with AC, PW

Beautiful sun and a great sea cliff day.
Ian Bell - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Krista

krispy_fish2000 - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Cindy

Philippa Arding - AltLd - 09/Aug/11 with nick arding

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11

dale1968 - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Tom

timreynolds - AltLd - 30/Apr/11 with Chris Clayton-Jones

Martin Stevens - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Mervyn L.

Covered in bird poo! but with interesting moves on pitch 2 and 3
TCarrick - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Oct/10

edpd1b - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Leo Scheltinga, Kelly Hillyer

crag_monster - AltLd - 30/Aug/10 with murphydave

crag_monster - AltLd - 30/Aug/10 with murphydave

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10

Freddie 1 - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10 with Andyh83

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 12/Oct/08

Lois - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/08 with Becca Jury

Hidden - Lead - Aug/08

I led 2nd and 4th pitches. The eponymous wall on pitch 2 was excellent. The rest of the route was a little disapointing.
adamscottthomas - AltLd O/S - 05/May/08 with Oliver Mentz

31770 - AltLd O/S - 05/May/08 with adamscottthomas

Got scared on seconding the second pitch. Got shat on, a bit of light relief. I can still smell the guano.
mikehenesy - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08 with Chris Lodge

P3 & 4
liz77 - AltLd rpt - 01/Sep/07 with HRC

richardr - AltLd - Sep/07

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/06

Tide high, started halfway up 1st pitch, scramble in from ledge on left. Led remainder of pitch 1 and the red wall Rob completed remainder. The red wall itself is full of protection, good holds and good feet. The moves left to the arete are pleasantly exposed. Expect lots of Guano on large belay ledges (gulls not mine)
mooseloose - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/06 with Robo

victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/06 with crossdressingrodney

Found this disconcerting and lacking in decent gear.
crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/06 with victim of mathematics

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/May/06

wet + windy + lots of quano = good fun
Souljah - Lead - 13/Apr/06 with Derrek

Danos - AltLd - Apr/06 with Danjou

Hidden - Lead - Aug/05

MazElden - Apr/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/04

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Aug/03

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/03

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/03

Urgles - AltLd O/S - Aug/02 with Laura

Hidden - 2001

andy_pemberton - Lead - 2001 with Katharine Pemberton

Steveb27 - AltLd - 2000

ChrisJD - Lead - 03/May/99 with Clare

timreynolds - AltLd - 02/May/99 with David Baines

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/98

Ben + Ems, NC
plain kitten - Lead - 30/Jul/97

Repeat lead
Raggar - AltLd - 09/Mar/97 with Stefan S, Jon B

belay bunny turned bad - Lead - 1997

Good route, probably worth HS. Bold first pitch.
Rog Wilko - AltLd - Mar/96 with Alan Nuttall

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/95

colin milton - AltLd - 19/Mar/95 with eric milton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/93

climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/93

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/91

auld al - AltLd O/S - Apr/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/89

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/87

Tony Buckley - AltLd - May/87 with Richard Brockman

RichardMc - AltLd - 15/Apr/79

Hidden - Lead - 1978

Simon cook - May/76

Hidden - 1976

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 1969

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