|Big Picket||E1 4b|
|40m, 3 pitches. The top pitch has reportedly fallen down, Revenge of the Razor Fish suggested as an alternative.|
"Scramble up to a ledge and belay below a cave and chimney in the west face. You
may need pegs and a pen.
1. 60 feet. Go up leftwards using ledges then move rightwards to a cave.
2. 30 feet. 4c. Ascend from the cave, then go right to a steep wall with peg protection and featuring cut holds (somebody bottled out). Move round the arete to a ledge which goes right to a stance.
3. 50 feet. 4a. Go leftwards to reach ledges leading via a corner to the summit, passing an in-situ angle iron on the way. There is a visitors’ book at the top hidden in plastic bags.
Descent is by simultaneous abseil."
from Chris Mellor's http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/pdf/England.pdf
Peter Biven, Keith Darbyshire, I. Fowler Nov/1971
Ticklists: Sub Extreme South West Sea Stacks.
Photo: Dave Talbot on a lesser traveled Big Picket, an excellent adventure route on the South Coast © www.climbpembroke.com