Climbs 70
Rocktype Gneiss

Faces S

The big slab of 'Grass Trip' - Guernsey's version of the Devil's slide © Toerag

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.

Approach 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.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Sunset Bay 
2Drainpipe CrackVS 4c  
3Shaking Flakes *
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HVS 5b ** 
4Rat out of HellE4 6b  
 Corbiere Slab 
6Retire to GuernseyE1 5b *1
7Astroglide
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S 1
 Corbiere Stack 
9Bean and GoneVS 5a  
10EdgehogS  
11Gelert's Groove
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HVS 5a *1
12CorbomightE6 6b  
13The Jam
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HS 4b  
 Main Cliff 
15Brief EncounterHVS 4c  
16Virgo *
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S  
17Easy Groove *
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D  
18Off-shore TradesVS 4b  
19Blitz *
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HVS 4c  
20Jericho Jazz *
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VS 4b 1
21Le Chien Bodu
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E2 5b * 
22Crown of ThornsE1 5b ***4
23Boogie to BethlehemHVS 5a *1
24Autumn Madness
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E1 5b * 
25Indian Summer
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E1 5b ***1
26Botany Bay *
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S  
27Wolf In Sheep's Clothing
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E3 6a  
28Lefthand crack
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M 2
29Centre Crack
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HS 4b 1
30Righthand crack
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M 1
31Cato
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HVS 5a * 
32Chicken RunE3 5c * 
33FractureVS 5a 2
34Spare RibVS 4c 1
35Straw Dogs
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E3 6a *1
36The LynxHVS 5a ***5
37Floating Rib a.k.a. Pink PantherVS 4c **9
38Clouseau
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HVS 5a * 
39IncisionE1 5b  
40Partners in CrimeE2 6a 1
41999HS 4b 8
42Harelip *
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VS 4c  
43666 *
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HVS 5a  
44Pink Pussy *
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VD 1
45Morendo Wall
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E1 5b * 
46Mortally woundedE3 5b * 
47The BlowholeS * 
 Central Slab 
49Original RouteVD 2
50Climb with no nameHVS 5a  
 Central Buttress 
52Central Buttress Access / Rockfall infosummit  
53Pitch Black
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VS 5a  
54A Fistfull of DollarsHVS 4c  
 Le Bigard Stack 
56Animal MagicHVS 5a **1
57Sarcophagus *HVS 5a *1
58Dark Secret
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S 7
59The Roaring Silence
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VS 5a **4
60Swing'in in the Rain
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VS 4c 2
 Grass Trip area 
62Grass TripHS 4b *2
63Grass Trip DirectVS 4c 2
64Project - above grass tripnone  
 Sea Wall 
66The Undercover Man
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HVS 4c  
67Lazy Sunday
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S 5
68Electric Horseman
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HVS 5a  
69Speed Freak
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HVS 5a 7
70Topectomy Crack
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HVS 5a 4
71Thunder
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S 5
72Lightning
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S 4a ***8
73The Flasher
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HVS 5a  
74No Rest for the Wicked
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HVS 5a *2
75BackbenderS 4a  
 Unsorted 
77Emma *
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S  
78Pink Haze *
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D 1
79Quick Retreat *
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S 1
80Blinded by the Light
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D 3
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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