Parsons Hole (aka Telegraph Hole) Devon, ENGLAND
Climbs 29 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 25m a.s.l – Faces SE
Secluded sun-trap, dries quickly after rain. The main cliff is an amazing slab. Why not try Crinoid (E1 5b), Flash Dance (E3 5c) and Blinding Flash (E4 6a). Beware that some of the old pegs on the main wall are rusty!
Drive towards the centre of Torquay, heading for the harbour. Go around this, passing a clocktower-roundabout, drive up past the Imperial Hotel, and follow signs fofr Daddyhole Plain (on Daddyhole Road). These head to a car park with views across the bay towards Berry Head Quarry.
Follow the path from the RH end of the car park (looking seaward) under an arch. 30m on, a vague path leads L through some bushes toward the sea. Keep going down the path to a quarried wall; climb over this to a rocky rib, and follow to the quarry floor.
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Some of the stumps getting soft and crumbly July 14. Usable, but getting worse.|
jayjackson - 20/Jul/14
Tree stumps useable December 2013.
JaffaCakes - 04/Dec/13
Tree stump belays still useable as of December 2011.
Dave 88 - 07/Dec/11
Tree stumps still usable May 2011, but as Quadmyre says they will rot away eventually. Worth considering bringing a set up line to make it easier to rig belays from the trees further back.
jayjackson - 18/May/11
Just been down to Torquay wondering about in the rain and all the trees at the top of Telegraph hole have been cut down. That makes the rim descent a bit more serious in places as it's quite muddy and no trees to hold on to but more importantly the belays for the majority of the routes are now gone. The stumps will probably be fine girth-hitched for a while but will inevitably rot away and without the roots the top of the crag is likely to start to erode. Not good. I assume this is connected with the coastguard watchtower which I see has been done up and now has a watchman in (rather than being an abandoned shack for tramps).
Justin T - 16/Jan/10