Climbs 21
Rocktype Schist
Altitude 1m a.s.l
Faces W

The Amazing Port Vasgo © Steve Perry

Crag features

Great care must be taken by anyone climbing here as the coastal area at Port Vasgo and Talmine is protected by an SSSI - Special Site of Significant Interest. This whole stretch of coast is magnificent for flowers and birds. The cliffs here also get nesting kestrels on occasion, please be aware in nesting seasons and kindly notify the moderator if nesting birds are seen.

Climbers must also be aware that the Scottish Primrose grows at Port Vasgo all around the headland above the climbing areas. This is a flower inherently valuable to British fauna. Scottish Primrose is indigenous to Scotland and only found along the north coast and Orkney.

This flower is protected by law.

Camping is best avoided entirely up on the headland area.

The Harbour wall is reached by walking for 5 minutes past the turning place and scrambling down to the base.

The Main Climbing area is dominated by an amazing prow of rock, The Skull Island area lies just behind it.

The Brown Slab is on the coast between Skull Island and the parking, near to a stone memorial.


Approach notes

Follow the road signposted Port Vasgo and park sensibly at the end. Please note - not in the turning place. Pass the gate and follow a grassy track for 5 minutes toward a beach. The main climbing area is on the headland right of this beach facing an island.

Skull Island is behind the prow and can be accessed by a scramble and step across the gap (roping up is adviseable)

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Main Area 
2Faith Pays DividendsE2 5b **1
3RevelationE2 5c **1
4Primrose EdgeVS 4b *1
5KongE1 5a *1
6Brooklyn BridgeE1 5b ***1
7RockyfellerE1 5b ***1
8Central PerkVS 4b *1
9California GurlsVS 4c ***1
10Unnamed RouteE4 5c ***1
11Statue of LibertyE5 5c ***1
12LibertasHS 4a 1
 Skull Island Area 
14BronxieE1 5b *1
15High LineHS ***1
16SatariE1 5b *1
17Skull IslandVS 4b 1
 Brown Slab 
19Stooky BillS 4a **1
20Eat, Sleep, Climb, RepeatVS 4b *1
 Harbour Wall 
22Grid IronHVS 4c 1
23Saga LoutVS 4c 1
24MindfieldsVS 4b 1
25SpectreVS 4a 1

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