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.

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.

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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
2Joshua TreeE2 5c
4Dowser's Route/Porthgwarra FaceVD *
6Porthgwarra CrackVD
7ShawangunkHS 4b
8Shawangunk( (variation)VS 4c
9Porthgwarra ChimneyS 4a
10Kilroy Wasn't HereHS 4b
12Games Surfers PlayS 4a
13Panda ChimneysS 4a
14Panda WallHVS 5a
15Panda CrawlS
16Front PieceD
17Child of the MoonE3 6a
18PandaS 4a
20Merde del BuffalinoVS 4c
21Ebony CrackE2 5c **
22Fluid ConnectionsHVS 5a
23Sun ShadowHVS 5a *
24Finger StretcherE3 6a
26Helluva SlabS 4b *
27Sammy's slabS 4b
28Son of SatanE8 6c
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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