Helluva Slab* S 4b
[Eager beaver Mark Leah hopping up Helluva Slab, Hella Point, 3 kb]3 pitches. When viewed from the mainland, the long seaward edge of Hella Point is an irresistible line. The approach and the climb itself combine to provide a classic outing at the grade. Start on a small ledge below a slab at the base of the arete.. 1) 4a, 17m. Climb the slab to a large ledge and belay.. 2) 14m. Climb the chimney and move up over blocks to a good ledge and belay.. 3) 4b, 12m. Boulder up the wall above the ledge and continue up a chimney to finish. Scramble off and reverse the approach back to the mainland. © ROCKFAX
excellent 42 metre, 3 pitch slab

Ticklists: Best slab climbs of the UK, West Country Climbs, Sub Extreme South West Sea Stacks.

Photo: Eager beaver Mark Leah hopping up Helluva Slab, Hella Point © Colin Wells
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This climb is in 124 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

2 stars, 1 for the route and the other for the splendid setting.
Hamish777 - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Andrea

Lead P1 and P3. Nice setting, worthwhile.
andrea83 - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Hamish

jonnysims - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/14 with Gary Bains

First belay ledge and three/four metres of the route were wet and covered in seaweed so traversed onto the slab from a ledge higher up. I lead 1st and 3rd pitches, Aimee lead the 2nd. very hot day.
omaskrey - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/14 with Aimee Lou

Aimee Louise - AltLd - 23/Jul/14 with OliM

Joel Perkin - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14 with Bryce Pudding, James Richards

Chris Cottle and Joel Perkins lead two different parties with 6 of us in total. This is a fantastic route in an incredible situation.
simonhammond1966 - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/14

chris.cottle20 - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14

Led first (best!) pitch in middle of rope. Kate led 2nd, and Emma topped out. Trying to ab from summit resulted briefly in a stuck rope. Grand day out.
Tom McCabe - AltLd - 18/Jun/14 with Emma Reynolds, Kate Dean

Hidden - Lead - 27/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/14

duckhead - 2nd O/S - 26/May/14

timreynolds - Lead - 04/May/14 with Simon

arandall - Solo O/S - 22/Nov/13

Lead pitch 1 and 3, lovely climbing- pitch 3 completely pointless but did it none the less.
JoeCoxson - AltLd O/S - 22/Nov/13 with Wendy Matthews

Led p2
Wendy Watthews - AltLd rpt - 22/Nov/13 with joe c

Top rope solo. Brilliant route in stunning setting. The bold scramble to set up the ropes at the top and the scramble back off make this quite adventurous.
JamesColeman - TR O/S - 18/Oct/13

benny_m - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/13 with Su

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Aug/13

Mark Kemball - Lead - 06/Aug/13 with Solly Kemball Dorey

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/13

aljezurusrf08 - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Willow

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/13

John Foster - AltLd - 27/Jun/13 with Richard

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/13

Led P2 and 3, Geoff P1.
Will Gordon - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/13 with Geoff Burton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/13

perranman - 19/May/13

jhb0510 - Lead O/S - 19/May/13 with Dave Webster

p1 paul ran p2&p3 together
Wendy Watthews - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with rockpool

led second pitch
rockpool - AltLd - 06/Apr/13 with wendy mathews

Ashley Hold - 06/Apr/13 with Tim Chamberlain

Hidden - Lead - 05/Apr/13

Philippa Arding - Lead - Apr/13 with anna thompson

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Feb/13

jarodbishop - Lead - 08/Sep/12

Easy and great fun!
Luxulyan - Lead O/S - Aug/12 with Kev Brown

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12

Stef led p1, lovely pitch with interesting scramble approach. P3 not really worth doing but gets you to he top!
neilstubbs - AltLd - 21/Jul/12 with Stefan Parkin

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/12

mike.moss - Lead rpt - 10/Jul/12

benwmorgan - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/12

Peter Reynolds - AltLd - Jun/12 with charlotte simmons

easy but great fun.lovely atmospheric climb with tide rapidly rising.keep well left on the slab for max interest,'move' on first wall p3,easier for the tall
tomshanti - 2nd β - 07/May/12 with Max Streeton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/12

gingerking - AltLd O/S - May/12 with Tom Mather

tmather - AltLd - May/12 with George King

Slick - AltLd - 08/Apr/12 with Isabel Evans

krispy_fish2000 - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Tom

davidbeynon - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Sharon Chircop

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Apr/12

I led the second & third pitches as one. A great route! Loved the bouldery section, which didn't stump me as I had thought it might. Got a lot of rope drag by joining pitches though and wasn't sure where the end of the route was. Really fun an enjoyable route.
RockaJo - AltLd - 08/Apr/12 with Rich Morgan

Nice easy route with classy grey rippled first pitch slab. Fun but easy chimney on 2nd pitch and boulder problem moves start to 3rd.
oscaig - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with R Tidy

Fantastic outing for the grade including the scramble down. Very atmospheric starting just above the sea
martroberts - Lead O/S - Apr/12

Me/Emma/Me
Sarah Welsh - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Emma Grant

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Mar/12

Ana Broad - Mar/12

Stone Idol - 2012

It's all about the first pitch. The other two are inferior by comparison. Salacious severe slabby fun. Led pitches 1 & 3.
Lumbering Oaf - AltLd - 21/Aug/11 with Matt george

I took the second pitch. Really easy pitch, after getting into the chimney, the rest is just a short scramble
manbat - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Matthew Box

paul horabin - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/11

fi15 - 2nd - Aug/11 with paul horabin

FragOcon - AltLd - 26/Jun/11

mattshort - AltLd - 29/Apr/11 with Alan Murray

First pitch is lovely a lovely slab - there isn't much gear but you don't need it ;)
Alan100 - AltLd - 29/Apr/11

mattshort - AltLd - 24/Apr/11 with Phil Porter

RichardMc - Lead - 24/Apr/11 with Tony Williams, Pete Stokes

BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 23/Apr/11 with Rob Horler

led all but the bottom half of the first pitch as the tide was on its way in..
Joby - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/11 with Alice Fuller

Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/11

Led P1 and P3.
Neil D - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Beth Hodgett

led p.2
Betha. - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Neil D

Lovely sunny afternoon after getting rained on in the morning. Intended on single pitching it, but tide caused a hurried change of plans due to seconds not wanting to get wet
Graham T - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10

Only climbed the top 2 pitches due to the big swell. Traversed in at 10 foot below the first belay.
dellboy - 2nd O/S - 23/Oct/10 with Dan Eastman

Filthy - Lead - 23/Oct/10 with Tom Simpson, James Dell

Led pitch 1.
spragglerocks - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/10 with James Hoyes, Rachel Batt

Wicked route for a fun day off. Not low tide but can traverse in from higher ledge at bottom of ab in. Nice big ledges all way up. Really worth it.
Batt - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/10 with rachael spraggs, James Hoyes

Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/10 with Rachael S, Rachel B

cas smerdon - AltLd - 30/Aug/10 with adam

Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with cas smerdon

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/10

nickstephens - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Nancy Jones

got by a wave at the bottem and climbed it soaked.
erinbastian - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Ken Mayo

andy jennings - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Momber

Led first/best pitch!!
Master Chief - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/10 with Jeremy

funny how masterchief bagsied the best pitch...afraid of getting his feet wet perhaps!
jgclimb - AltLd - 27/Apr/10 with tom

Orifice - Lead - 16/Apr/10 with Stafford Dyer, James Dell

dellboy - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/10 with Stafford Dyer, Jason Ellway

Lead P2. Lovely position by the sea. Guidebook approach not necessarily the best once you have gotten through the 'maze of boulders'. The easily confused 'boulder bridge' is the area of black boulders. P3 has a nice boulder problem start but then turns into crappy scrambling over boulders covered in long-stranded lichen that prevents friction and breaks off to blow into your eyes! May be better to go left at the top of P2 and back to the approach. All in all al lovely outing!
Richard Morgan - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Toby Kluth

hazeysunshine - AltLd - 03/Apr/10 with Dave

An interesting approach, no people and a lovely little climb, except the top pitch
Ybot Htulk - AltLd - Apr/10 with Richard

chris j - Lead - 10/Sep/09 with Doug

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/09

mbambi - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with nic

crobinson - AltLd - 04/Jan/09 with Tom Last

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/09

paulh1967 - 2009

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/08

akhughes - Lead - Sep/06 with Emma Hughes

1st pitch straight forward until slopey gritstone style balancy move to finish.
mooseloose - Lead - 15/Aug/06 with Nina

petehaz - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/06 with Clare & Mike

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/04

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Oct/03 with Vicky Munn

The Pylon King - 2nd O/S - Jun/03 with Laura

Very misty day. We were going to check out Chair Ladder but visibility was too poor so gave it a miss. Bumped into Brian P and his girlfriend. Navigating to the start of the climb was more of an expedition than the climb itself. Took wrong turns and ended at dead ends twice at sea level. Quite eerie in the mist down at the water's edge. A seal popped out of the mist to watch whilst we were climbing.
Alaric - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/02 with Becca H, Neil

bullybones - 2000

Raggar - AltLd - 15/Apr/99 with jamie

stuart100 - Lead O/S - 12/May/98 with Claire Graham

babymoac - 12/Apr/98 with George

andy_pemberton - Solo - 1998 with Steve Gooberman Hill

Rog Wilko - Lead - Mar/97 with Debbie Wilkinson

Iain Thow - Solo - 10/May/96

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/95

colin milton - AltLd - 16/Apr/95 with eric milton

Hidden - Apr/95

Not a bad little route. A dearth of thread placements once you reach the scrambly bit at the top...
Cat on a Hot Thin Roof - Lead O/S - Jul/90 with Linda Roberts

RichardMc - Lead - 06/Apr/85 with Jon Clifford-Smith

Nigel Bond - Solo - 02/Sep/81

RichardMc - Lead - 14/Apr/77 with Robin Praeger

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 06/Jun/71

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