Baggy Point

Climbs 150 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude ? – Faces SW

Crag features
Popular climbing venue. Perfect to combine with a surf at Croyde or Woolacombe. Baggy is best known for its south facing promontories with lovely slab routes on culm - metamorphosed sandstone - with good friction.

Lots of friendly, well protected slab climbs mostly in S to E2 range with easy access. A mid-range climber's slab paradise.

Note that the ever-popular Kinky Boots (VS 4c) with its amazing fallover start can be done in full even at high tide.

However, Baggy has a darker side - check out the climbing on the Cheesegrater Cliff or Concrete Wall for a spice of adventure!

Access notes
Tidal - most climbs accessible from mid-tide but not at high tide. Exceptions are Kinkyboots and the adjacent routes on Promontory Slab.

Bird ban, 15th March to 31st July, Check guide for full details. Some of Scrattling Zawn, Cheesegreater Cliff, Concrete Wall and Long Rock affected.

BMC access database:

Best approach is by foot, 20 minutes along track from NT car park in Croyde Bay.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

South West Climbs Volume 2 (2014), West Country Climbs (2010), North Devon and Cornwall (2000)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
1Dark ReliefS 4a *
3Last of the Big NutsE1 4c
4Chouinard's Back YardVS 4c
5The Dark SideVS 4c
7Chouinard's Yard 2VS 4c
8Chouinard's Yard lHVS 5a *
9The Go BetweenHVS 5a
10Scrattling CrackVD **
11SmileS 4a
12MoonshotD 3c
13EggE1 5b
14The BlacksmithHVS 5a
15SatisfactionE1 5a
16White NoiseVS
17Reborn ManE3 5b *
18ResurrectionHVS 4c
19Cornflake CrackHVS 5a
20Emmental AreteE4 5c
22The NightfishingE7 6b
23The Dark DialoguesE7 6b/c **
24Dark AngelE5 6a ***
25RindstoneE1 5a
26Death on a StickE5 6a
27Hawaiian PipelineE1 5a ***
28HeadcleanerE6 6a/b **
29The White ThresholdE7 6c ***
31Bird's Nest CrackXS 5a
32Two Birds, One StoneE3 5c
33FafnirE2 5b
34Concrete KarmaE3 5b
35The Concrete RoseHVS 4c
36Potato CrackE4 5c
37New Boots and PantiesXS 5b
38The AreteVD
39SubsultusVS 4c
40Slipstream llE1 5b *
41Fowl Play FowlerVS 4b
43Far WestS
44Come Back CanuteVS 4c
45Don't Bring HarryVS 4c
46DriftE1 5b
47Culm-de-sacVS 4c
48StingVS 4c
49Dream LoverHVS 5b *
50PickpocketHVS 5b **
51Coast of TriumphsHVS 5a
52Ye Old ScroteE3 5c *
53Doors of PerceptionE1 5b **
54Speed and DistanceE3 5c **
55TwinkletoesVS 4c *
56InfernoE5 6a **
57EmbersE5 6b **
58No SweatE1 5c *
59UndercrackerHVS 5a *
60Ghecko BlasterE4 5c *
61Slip it in QuickE3 5c **
62TerrapinE3 5b **
63Slipstream lE5 6a **
64Last TestamentE6 6b **
65Soft TouchE4 6a ***
66Touch and GoE5 6a
67Joys of Self EmploymentE1 5b
68Lost HorizonVS 5a ***
69UrizenVS 4c *
70Keep LeftVS 4c
71Shangri-LaS 4a ***
72Wee BeastieVS 4c
73Blowin FreeHVS 5a
74The Great Gig in the SkyVS 4c
75The Great BeastE1 5b *
76Fools Rush InE1 5b **
77Fallen AngelE3 5c *
78FloodlandE1 5b
79The Oldest Swingers in TownE3 6a
82Mini Moose's Turnip PoemXS
84AstrodyneXS 5b
85Set the ControlsE5 6a/b *
86Heart of the SunE2 5b **
87Astronomy DomineE2 5a
88Pink VoidVS 4c *
89BikeHVS 4c
90Bike DirectHVS 4c
92MarginHVS 4c
93FeintHVS 5b *
94RuledHVS 5a/b
95The Last LapE2 5b
96ClipperE1 5b
97The PromenadeD
98ContrabandHVS 4c *
99The ScytheVS 4c
100The PoxHVS 4c
101Spare RibD
103Bird BanE4 5c
104CandymanHVS 5a
105Through the Looking GlassE3 5c
106Double OverhangS
107Over the LimitE3 5c
108Affluence of IncaholE2 5c
109Nudy RudyVD
110FreddieHS 4b
111BenS 4a *
112Sleepy ToesVS 4c
113MarionHS 4b *
114In Marion's EyesVS 5a
115In Her EyesS 4a
116In Her Eyes (direct start)VS 4c
117Tomb of KhazadhumS
118lacking sunlightVD 4a
119Under the BridgeVS 4b
120The Bridge of Khazad-DumVD
121The Ridge of Khazad-DumM
122Sheet WhiteningVS 5a *
123Blind FaithVS 4c
124Angel DelightHS 4b
125Unkle TimHVS 4c
126KinkybootsVS 4c **
127keep going rightE4 6a *
128Cirrus MinorVS 4c
129Midnight CowboyHVS 5a **
130Long Rock EliminateHVS 5a *
131Right-hand EliminateHVS 5a *
132Legs ElevenE2 5c
133SexilegsHVS 5a *
134Hot, Sweet And StickyE2 5c
135GladiatorE1 5b *
136The Narrow WayE1 5b
137The Straight and NarrowE1 5b
138Straight upE2 5b
139Slip Sliding AwayE2 5c *
140Arterial BypassE3 6a
141Grand Vizier's Garden PartyHVS 5a
142PermafrostHVS 5a *
143RenataHVS 5a
144SvenjaVS 4b
145G StringVS
146Peeping TomE1 5c **
147GoatsS 4a
148Snory ToriVS 4c
149Yellow SubmarineVS 4b
150ShorteraHS 4b
151Titmould IncorporatedHVS 5a
152S CustardVS 4c
153SirenVS 4c
154Ruby SlippersVS 4b
155FMB'sHS 4b *
156Poofy Orange FeetVS 4c **
157Middle WicketE1 5b
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i went there yesterday and it was extremlly frightening and we werent even rock climbing! You lot are braver than me!
Annie Mcknee - 29/Sep/06
Dont come here if you dont like slab climbing
The Pylon King - 17/Sep/06
baggy point is an excellent place to climb for the novice to extremeist! excellent views and some very nice climbs. you could even bring your bird along!!
billy boy - 07/Dec/05
Baggy is one of the most breath-taking and beautiful crags in the country. I grew up climbing on these rocks and consider its wonderful routes amongst the best. Please respect this place - use the footpaths and take your litter with you. Thanx
zakalwe - 12/Aug/05
Baggy point is a very good climb site, I lived in devon for about 14 yrs, and i climbed there almost every weekend. Very good for begginers and experts.
Gaza - 25/May/03
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These details were last updated on 23/Oct/2013

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