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Churston (Sea cliffs and quarries)


Climbs 47 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 30m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features
Interesting routes up to 70ft. Sport climbing only consists of three routes in the guidebook, but may now have more. Both the sea cliff (non-tidal boulder beach) and quarries are cold but dry in the winter, cool in summer. Protection usually involves threads and/or flakes.


Access notes
Take the A3022 twds Brixham past a white weatherboard house on the R. Take the first L turn (signposted Fishcombe Cove). 0.5mi further, after a one-way section, is a car park on the L.

Take the footpath past holiday chalets to a woody hillside, and follow it RW through the trees to the shingle beach - Fishcombe Cove. The crags (sea cliff and three quarries) lie on the far side of its grassy shoulder.

The sea cliffs are reached directly from the shoulder via a faint path.

The first quarry is reached by following the main path up to where it meets the fence at the edge of a golf course then following the fence for 100yds until a small path leads down to a scramble into the quarry.

While it is possible to follow a path / scramble between the quarries the fastest way to the far quarry (slipshod / supercalorific etc) is to continue along the path by the golf course for a fair way until a RH bending tree on the RH side (marked with a cross at time of writing) marks a good path down which leads to the far shoulder of the quarry.

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South Devon & Dartmoor New Routes Supplement (2007), South Devon and Dartmoor (1995)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2GremlinVS 4b 1
3Merlin RocketHVS 5a 2
4HornetVS 4c 1
5EnterpriseS 4a  
6SurpriseE1 5b 1
8Born ToulouseE4 6b *1
9The ImpressionistE5 6b  
10Monet for Old RopeE2 5c 7
11Freudian GymslipE1 5b  
12Beware the SphinxVS 4b  
13Great DaneS 4a * 
14Barking MadE2 5b  
15The GamblerE3 6a * 
16BloodhoundE2 5c * 
17TrismE4 6a ** 
18JunebugE4 6b * 
19The CornerE3 5c  
20Roar Like Sushi7c+ ** 
21Warpath7a+ *1
22A Moment Spent TalkingE5 6b/c  
23Aretez VousE4 6b ** 
25SlipshodVS 4b  
 Climb nameGradex
26Standing on the Shoulders of GiantsHVS 4c * 
27Salmon RunE2 6a  
28Satanic TraversitiesE3 6a 1
29The Invisible ManE3 6a ** 
30No Holds Barred7a+ ***4
31Chocology7c *4
32Supercalorific6b+ **42
33Walking TallE3 5b 3
34Cream Tea SpecialHVS 4c 5
35Bearing DownE5 6b *2
36Raph's RouteVD  
37Spurting WildlyHS 4a  
38There She Blows7b * 
39Ramming SpeedE1 5b  
40Ace of DiamondsV2 * 
41SquigeV3 6a ** 
426b Link6b **3
43Gene Parmesan *7b+ ** 
44Ragged Glory *6a+ * 
45Powderfinger *6b * 
46Macca's Route *7a+ ** 
47Bob Handhold *6c ** 
48Krushmi Chheda *7c+ *** 
49Mackerel Stevens *7c *** 
50Billy Crystal Cluster *7a ** 
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Please do not access the first quarry (Bloodhound) as there are nesting birds which are easily disturbed March - August. Thanks
sebloram - 03/May/11

Is there any access problems here or is climbing allowed here all year round? Thanks, Ellis (:
Ellis Butler-Barker - 28/Feb/11