First ascent: Son of Satan (E8 6c) © M. Edwards
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.
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.
|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