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The CoveTyne & Wear, ENGLAND
Climbs 3 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude Tidal – Faces E
The Cove has walls up to 7m high at the seaward end with a steep shingle beach to land on when the tide is out. Very atmospheric considering its proximity to Nissanland and the shipyards. Traversing out over the waves is my favorite.
Good steep traverses and very steep problems, some of them easy lunges between jugs others as hard as you want. (Did I mention that it's steep).
The only drawback is the moisture that coats the crag under certain weather conditions - it must depend on wave size, wind direction, temperature, etc. I've enjoyed climbing there when it's damp but it wouldn't suit the hard problems. Chalk adds to the slippiness on the big holds so use it sparingly.
If it's too wet, try Lonnen (Cleadon) Quarry instead.
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