Gammon Head

Climbs 8 – Rocktype Quartzite – Altitude ? – Faces S

Crag features
Mental Block (E5 6a ***) "piece de resistance" of the South Hams! Several new routes added in 1997 as outlined in Javu guide here: http://www.javu.co.uk/Climbing/NewRoutes/

SouthDevon/Esoterica.shtml#GammonHead

Help required please on how 'Battle of the Bulge' sits with the new 1997 additions. Thanks.

Access notes
As for Elender Cove until above the beach. Beyond the cove there is a rocky spur jutting seaward. Follow the path until atop it then continue along a thin track which follows the ridge to reach a rocky outcrop. Descend diagonally LWs down the steep seaward slope (beyond the outcrop) to another outcrop above the sea. This is the top of the crag. Either abseil in , or zigzag down the grassy cwm on the right. I think the routes are described from R to L looking out (so L to R looking in!)

Guidebooks
South Devon and Dartmoor (1995)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
1Battle of the BulgeE2 5c  
2MeatheadE2 5b  
3Mental BlockE5 6a *** 
4The Esoteric ApprenticeVS 4c  
5Gentle AreteE1 5a * 
6Razor-backE1 5a  
7Sow SeanceVD  
8Lord of the PrawnsE7 6b *** 
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