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Chair LadderCornwall, ENGLAND
Climbs 130 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude ? – Faces S
Climbs at this crag
Tidal. The base of many routes can only be reached for three hours either side of low tide. However, worthwhile climbing can still be found at high tide, for example
- traverse onto Wolf Buttress from Ash Can Gully to do Aerial or Corporals Route.
- do the upper section of The Mitre starting in Pinnacle Gully
- abseil down East Chimney to get to the start of South Face Direct and Pendulum Chimney (calm seas only).
Nesting fulmars can be a problem in spring and early summer, especially on Bulging Wall and the Main Cliff.
Park at the Porthgwarra car park (may become busy in summer and holidays). Follow the tarmac lane uphill past granite buildings on the L. Follow the road in a loop to the L above the houses, then take the path R across heathland to the coastguard lookout, on the highest and central part of Chair Ladder. Only the summits of the buttresses can be seen from this level; take care to orient yourself before heading down.
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