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Saint Gregory The Wonder Worker S

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[Ben and Jenny on 1st pitch of 'St Gregory The Wonder Worker' in Anstey's Cove (Torquay), 3 kb]The long, low-angled slab on the left-hand side of the hanging basin provides the only easyish 'up' route of note at Anstey's Cove. The climbing is open, but also serious with minimal protection, and requires a steady leader. Start at the base of the slab.. 1) 30m. Head up the middle of the slab to a belay on a metal quarry-spike where the upper wall rears up. The slab is straightforward but lacks any significant protection.. 2) 4b, 23m. Traverse left for 4m to an arete and climb this to a ledge below the upper overhangs. Traverse rightwards to clear the overhangs and climb easy, but broken rock to the top and a fence post belay. © ROCKFAX
An easy but serious route.

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Photo: Ben and Jenny on 1st pitch of 'St Gregory The Wonder Worker' in Anstey's Cove (Torquay) © solenostomus
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This climb is in 50 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

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Paul Robertson - Lead - 30/Jan/14 with Deepstar

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/13

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 26/May/13

Ed morris - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Colin

Roped Solo
Jay Polyzoides - 03/Apr/13

First pitch had hardly any gear at all. Nice slab climbing though. Second pitch has a better feel with a nice traverse to start, followed by lots of good gear and a fixed seized cam. Top out super loose rock, requires careful climbing.
R2B - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/13

Nick Biven - 2013

Led P1.
kingholmesy - AltLd O/S - 2013 with Colin

used the bolted anchor. someone got a cam stuck on the second pitch.
derryclimbs - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12

pete87abs - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/12

I lead top pitch. Very old friend jammed in crux. Enjoyable, but loose after final move.
EcoClimber - AltLd - 23/May/12 with Mike Roberts

I lead 1st pitch, then we climbed sports traverse with a random Alex.
EcoClimber - Lead dnf - 13/May/12 with Sarah Keight

Mitch0845 - AltLd - 02/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Feb/12

Very Loose second pitch. Lots of rock fall.
KDhruev - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/12 with Tom G

Loose and Dirty!
Tom Gale - 2nd O/S - 05/Feb/12 with Keiha

Mitch0845 - 2012

NaCl - Lead O/S - 2012

Marti999 - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Mick Ward

grant led 1st pitch but used the bolts & side stepped crux.i led top pitch,fairly run out at first
minexplorer - AltLd - 10/Jul/11 with grant newcombe

led 1st pitch.theres good protection midway(drill holes,2 cam,5 hex)an also on the hard crux(2.5cam,thread)why has it been bolted?did use the 2 belay bolts tho, as following bolt line(better)takes u away from original belay spike.luke led 2nd pitch
minexplorer - AltLd - 25/Jun/11 with luke

I led first pitch
Chaman - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/11 with Alex H

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jun/11

Pleasant 1st pitch and nice exposed top pitch. Very worthwhile. Should NOT be bolted.
JonHarvey - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Jayne-o

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/11

Led first pitch.
Haytor_Haggis - AltLd - 30/Oct/10 with Steve Woollard

Steve Woollard - AltLd - 30/Oct/10 with Kevin Colclough

supposed to have no prot so went up for a little reccy in me trainers and ended doing the first pitch.yep no pro anywhere.not hard tho just be careful as theres no jugs to hold if a foot slips.decided to avoid correct finish.went carefully up to top over somewhere on right where plenty of jugs
minexplorer - Solo - 14/Oct/10

didnt finish as dad couldnt get very good pro in.
Aaron Phillips - 2nd dnf - 25/Sep/09

first pitch run out, second pitch loose top out
henbot - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/09 with Keith Lackie

Dave Searle - Lead - Oct/08

Serious, should be bolted (along with a load of protectionless lower-grade routes in TQ)
mad matt - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/08

timreynolds - 2nd - 07/Sep/08 with Matt Reynolds

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/07

Justin T - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/07 with Wifey

Hidden - 2nd - 2007

CraigMac1 - Lead O/S - 2000

babymoac - Lead - 28/Apr/96 with Jules, Liz

puddingstone - 2nd - 28/Apr/96 with Andy

colin milton - AltLd - 02/Oct/94 with eric milton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/90

sdht - 1988

Steve Woollard - Lead - 1980

Mike C - AltLd - 25/Nov/79 with John Fowler, David Blight

Mike C - AltLd - 14/Jan/78 with Walter Phipps

Mike C - AltLd - 30/Oct/77 with Nick Harman

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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 50 (4.0%)
Lead15 of 50 (30.0%)
Followed11 of 50 (22.0%)
Alt Leads18 of 50 (36.0%)
Unknown4 of 50 (8.0%)

'Climbed'27 of 50 (54.0%)
clean O/S20 of 50 (40.0%)
dnf3 of 50 (6.0%)