Vicarage Cliff

Climbs 46 – Rocktype Culm – Altitude ? – Faces W

Crag features
Sunny and sheltered, with short pleasant routes up to 90ft. Solid rock, an added bonus. Best offer is Box Of Delights (HS 4b).

Access notes
Tidal - must be half-tide or less to reach base of routes.

Best approach: Follow coastal path from Morwenstowe Church. From the promontory to the south of Hawkers Hut, where a stream runs down, is a steep descent path about 50ft seawards of the main cliff line. About 20ft below the top is an old but solid metal stake hidden in a hollow which is good for a handline. An old 50m rope will just reach the beach. [Thanks, Andy Ashley.]

Alternative - and less safe: start descent at Hawkers Hut, to a long low promontory with a conspicuous tower halfway along. Take the steep grass slopes down to the beach near the mouth of Tidna Stream.

South West Climbs Volume 2 (2014), West Country Climbs (2010), Javu website new routes,
Out of print: North Devon and Cornwall (1988)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
1Barnacle BillS 5a
3ClaireD *
4The Non Conformistf8A ***
5Bison BisonVD
6Romping RobertVS 4c *
7Rectory Tea RoomsHVS 5a
9The AnchorVD
10A Dying ArtE1 6a
11PandoraHS 4b
12Lip GlossHVS 5c
13CatlinE1 5b
14SunstruckVS 4c
15Little DribblerHVS 5a
16Box of DelightsHS 4b *
17Joi de VivreHVS 5a *
18TombstoneHS 4b
19SolHS 4a
20Monster RaceHS 4b
21Wellington's StandVS 4c
22Ron Hill VariationS 4b
23Exceptionally Smooth Bit UndersideS 4a
24Vicarage TowerVD
25Spotted DickS
27The Sunken WhaleHS 4b
28Before LunchHVS 5a
29WynotE1 5b
30HarpoonE2 5b **
31High LivingHVS 5a
32Crazy PavingE1 5a
33In MemoriamHS 4a
34Mad Mags' ParasolVS 4c
35Big Willy StyleHS 4a
37Choss and ChipsS
38C.U.Wen.I.C.VS 4b
39SubstituteHS 4b
40CuboidVS 4c
42Hawkers RibVD
43More Tea, Vicar?S
44The Bitch from the BushS
45Flaky PastryVS
46Rolling RockHVS 5a
47Grass HeadE1 5a
48Atom HeadE1 5c *
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i think there is a route missing from this! inbetween "crazy paving" and "in memoriam". instead of climbing on the right hand of the rib of "in memoriam", sticking to the left hand side only. well above HS! i believe it to be an E1 5b. very balancy, very crumbly rock too.
mackay780 - 23/Sep/11
romping robert is no more!!! its now defo on the beach!!!
bigrob - 03/May/10
Romping Robert may have suffered a rock fall? The left hand crack mentioned in the guide book now looks like an arete and there is a big slab of rock sitting on the beach!
leonjones - 15/Jun/09
an excellent little crag, with some v good HS-VS routes, espec if you like slab. a real suntrap. the descent off the back is a bit awkward and exposed, though when i was last there - a few years ago - there was tat to lower off. good caff for tea and scones, and pub, in morwenstowe.
cp - 14/Nov/02
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