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Icart Chateau (Goat crags & Kid Island)

Guernsey, CHANNEL ISLANDS

Climbs 43 – Rocktype Gneiss – Altitude ? – Faces SW

Crag features
This is the end of the Icart peninsular and is gradually becoming a stack as the 'coupée' crumbles away. There are 2 'crags', Upper Goat Crag is non-tidal, Lower Goat Crag is. Kid island is a small clean stack east of the coupée accessible from about 2 hours before low water, although some of the routes need a lower state of tide (may not dry on neaps). Kid island is sheltered in W'erly or SW'erly winds. Goat crags are sheltered from easterlies. Take care when topping out on Kid Island.

Access notes
For the Goat crags park at Icart carpark ( year round toilets & Kiosk in summer) and follow the cliffpath round to the headland before heading down the climbers path along the right-hand side of the ridge. Using in-situ stakes & the big boulder to belay off, rig a rope to 'abseil' across the chossy coupée - return by scrambling/prussiking. For Kid Island head down the eastern side of the descent ridge nearly to sea level then follow a wide ledge system back towards the coupée. It is possible to get across to the Goat crags from Kid Island, but then you'll be short on time. Kid island needs the tide to be about 2 hours either side of low water or below for the scramble approach, and a bit higher if you cross the coupée and descend down the grassy ridge to it, however you'll need to do a see-saw abseil to get back off the stack. No bird restrictions, but seagulls nest on the Chateau and Kid Island.

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Guidebooks
Jersey and Guernsey (1987)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 UPPER GOAT GRAG  
2Amber GamblerHS 4b 1
3PerseusVS 4c  
4Agent OrangeHVS 5a  
5AurigaE5 6a  
6AlpheratzE4 5c * 
7Demon StarE4 5c ** 
8AndromedaE1 5b **2
9Trouble with LichenE1 5b 2
10Space ProbeS  
11Space Probe variationVS 4c  
12Don't Fear the CreeperHVS 5a 2
13HerbieVD 2
14Tucker's routeS  
15Paraquat GrooveVD 1
16BlowoutHS 4a  
 LOWER GOAT CRAG  
18Lower goat crag tidal infosummit  
19Yellow RainHVS 5a  
20Double ExposureE1 5a  
21The Wild WebE5 6a  
22Don't Monkey With The MonkeyE2 5b  
23SmaugHS 4b 1
24Slippery DickE1 5b 1
 Climb nameGradex
25Nicky's lineHS 4b  
26Billy The KidVS 4c 3
27The Naked ApeVS 4c  
28LegolambHVS 5a *1
29BreezyS 4
30The Hare and The TortoiseD 1
 KID ISLAND  
32Raptured on the RocksS 1
33OctoS 1
34Whole NutS 1
35PussHVS 4c 1
36Wise CrackD  
37Fruit and NutHS 4b 1
38BananasHVS 4c 3
39Ro-RoS  
40Karabiner FallsVD  
41Yellow SpurE1 5b *1
42GymcrackHVS 5a 1
43Up and UnderVS 4c 1
 NEW ROUTE POTENTIAL  
45The wide cracknone  
 UNSORTED CLIMBS  
47Intruder *VS 4c 1
48The Pink Panter *HVS 5b *1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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