Le Bigard Area (Sunset Bay to Sea Wall)

Climbs 68 – Rocktype Gneiss – Altitude ? – Faces S

Crag features
The biggest crag in the island. Rock is a pink/orange gneiss which tends to form slabs and overlaps (Think of Ochre slab at Bosigran). Some superb lines are here including the classic VS of 'Floating Rib', many are non-tidal.

Some routes are protected by the odd Piton from before 1996, these are deemed untrustworthy.

Rock quality ranges from good to loose, some lines are quite dirty & grassy due to a lack of traffic. Not every route is listed here.

Access notes
No bird restrictions, although seagulls & Cormorants nest on the crags. Abseil in recommended, as is getting someone from the GMC to show you the quickest ways down (see www.gmc.org.gg). 'Cato' > 'Mortally Wounded' are non-tidal (if the sea's not rough) and easily accessible by abseiling from a good boulder at the top of 'Floating Rib'. 'Original Route'>'Grass Trip Direct' are also non-tidal and best accessed using the scramble down to Sea wall. As Le Bigard stack is climbable on neaps it's an option to setup a tyrolean traverse to get back to dry land - there may be a big sling in place on the stack halfway down to tie onto.

Jersey and Guernsey (1987)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2Drainpipe CrackVS 4c  
3Rat out of HellE4 6b  
5Retire to GuernseyE1 5b * 
6AstroglideS 1
8Bean and GoneVS 5a  
10CorbomightE6 6b  
11The JamHS 4b  
13Brief EncounterHVS 4c  
14Virgo *S  
15Easy Groove *D  
16Off-shore TradesVS 4b  
17Blitz *HVS 4c  
18Jericho Jazz *VS 4b 1
19Le Chien BoduE2 5b * 
20Crown of ThornsE1 5b ***3
21Boogie to BethlehemHVS 5a * 
22Autumn MadnessE1 5b * 
23Indian SummerE1 5b *** 
24Botany Bay *S  
25Wolf In Sheep's ClothingE3 6a  
26Lefthand crackM 2
27Centre CrackHS 4b 1
28Righthand crackM 1
29CatoHVS 5a * 
30Chicken RunE3 5c * 
31FractureVS 5a 2
32Spare RibVS 4c 1
33Straw DogsE3 6a * 
34The LynxHVS 5a ***3
35Floating Rib a.k.a. Pink PantherVS 4c **6
36ClouseauHVS 5a * 
37IncisionE1 5b  
38Partners in CrimeE2 6a 1
39999HS 4b 5
40Harelip *VS 4c  
41666 *HVS 5a  
42Pink Pussy *VD  
43Morendo WallE1 5b * 
44Mortally woundedE3 5b * 
45The BlowholeS * 
47Original RouteVD 2
48Climb with no nameHVS 5a  
50Central Buttress Access / Rockfall infosummit  
51Pitch BlackVS 5a  
52A Fistfull of DollarsHVS 4c  
54Animal MagicHVS 5a **1
55Sarcophagus *HVS 5a *1
56Dark SecretS 7
57The Roaring SilenceVS 5a **3
58Swing'in in the RainVS 4c 2
60Grass TripHS 4b *2
61Grass Trip DirectVS 4c 2
62Project - above grass tripnone  
64The Undercover ManHVS 4c  
65Lazy SundayS 5
66Electric HorsemanHVS 5a  
67Speed FreakHVS 5a 7
68Topectomy CrackHVS 5a 4
69ThunderS 5
70LightningS 4a ***8
71The FlasherHVS 5a  
72No Rest for the WickedHVS 5a *2
73BackbenderS 4a  
75Emma *S  
76Pink Haze *D 1
77Quick Retreat *S 1
78Blinded by the LightD 3
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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