Porthgwarra Buttress and Hella Point

Climbs 30 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude ? – Faces S

Crag features

A much quieter alternative to Chair Ladder, with mostly lower grade routes in a fine setting. A few harder offerings on Hella Wall which faces NW. Single and multi-pitch routes up to 160 ft.

Approach notes

Tidal on some parts, and all climbs affected by heavy swells.
From Porthgwarra car park (pay and display), walk back towards the cove and follow the coast path to the right for about 400m until the conical pinnacle of Hella Point comes into view.

West Country Climbs (2010), West Cornwall & Supplement (2000)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Joshua TreeE2 5c 1
3PorthcrawlVD 2
4Dowser's Route/Porthgwarra FaceVD ***86
6Porthgwarra CrackVD 35
7ShawangunkVS 4b *56
8Shawangunk( (variation)VS 4c 10
9Porthgwarra ChimneyS 4a **64
10Kilroy Wasn't HereHS 4b 3
12Games Surfers PlayS 4a 4
13Panda ChimneysS 4a  
14Panda WallHVS 5a  
15Panda CrawlS 1
16Front PieceD 1
17Child of the MoonE3 6a  
18PandaS 4a 5
20Merde del BuffalinoVS 4c  
21Ebony CrackE2 5c **1
22Fluid ConnectionsHVS 5a 1
23Sun ShadowHVS 5a *5
24Finger StretcherE3 6a 2
26Helluva SlabS 4a **137
27Sammy's slabS 4b 4
28Son of SatanE8 6c 1
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Helluva Slab is well worth a visit, lovely situation and good climbing. Once you;ve lost the tide at chair ladder take the five minutes walk to go do it.
James Richardson - 24/Sep/02