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Porthgwarra Buttress and Hella Point

Cornwall, ENGLAND

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.

Access notes
Tidal on some parts, and all climbs affected by heavy swells.

Walk from Porthgwarra following the coast path for about 400m where it runs S above the cove's edge. Follow the path, keeping L at a branch. This leads to some rocky towers and wide breaks.

Weather forecast

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5.4mm rain
Sunny periods
19 °C
27 kph

0.4mm rain
Mainly cloudy
20 °C
14 kph

0.0mm rain
Mainly cloudy
19 °C
25 kph

0.2mm rain
Mainly cloudy
18 °C
27 kph

0.3mm rain
Mainly cloudy
17 °C
26 kph
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West Country Climbs (2010), West Cornwall & Supplement (2000)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2Joshua TreeE2 5c 1
3PorthcrawlVD 1
4Dowser's Route/Porthgwarra FaceVD *73
6Porthgwarra CrackVD 33
7ShawangunkHS 4b 41
8Shawangunk( (variation)VS 4c 10
9Porthgwarra ChimneyS 4a 54
10Kilroy Wasn't HereHS 4b 1
12Games Surfers PlayS 4a 4
13Panda ChimneysS 4a  
14Panda WallHVS 5a  
 Climb nameGradex
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 1
26Helluva SlabS 4b *122
27Sammy's slabS 4b 3
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