550m. Traverse the wall starting from the Castle Cornet end, finishing by topping out onto the projecting blocks by the beach. Always soloed, water depth varies from dry to 40ft+ depending on state of tide. The traverse is best attempted at half-tide up on something like a 7.5/8m tide. Bigger tides will result in a lack of un-pointed cracks to use as holds towards the end! Fastest time recorded is 55 minutes, 2-3 hours is common. Progress points to compare your failures with others are as follows:-
The bunker, the green threaded rods, the rusty spikes, the pipe, the chain & the ladder. WARNING - weak swimmers should wear some kind of buoyancy aid, it's a very long swim to safety if you get tired and fall off halfway between the slip and ladder! The bay also gets any swell coming from any wind with south in it. Graded XS due to commitment, sustained nature and shallow water at the end, E1 climbers should be fine.

Steve Giles? before 2003

Bargate_Champ 08/Aug/17 DWS rpt

Made it to the ladder in 31 minutes. Finished 50 minutes 54 seconds

2#Tall ?/Aug/17 Solo dnf

30ft past the ladder in just over 2 hours

2#Tall 12/Jul/16 Solo dnf
Barny Hamon 12/Jul/16 DWS dnf

Got to 3m before the ladder and fell in at 2.30 hours in.

Bargate_Champ 18/Aug/15 DWS dnf

Made it to the ladder in about 30 mins then fell in.

funsized ?/Aug/13 Solo O/S

This was utter hell. My feet have never been in such agony. Sub 2 hour I think.

with Fi, Chris
Bargate_Champ 20/Jul/13 DWS rpt
mc fifi 20/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Tophe 01/Jul/12 Solo

51 mins.

Bargate_Champ ??/2012 DWS rpt

57 mins

Bargate_Champ 26/Jun/11 DWS


Hidden 07/Aug/10 Solo dnf
Hidden 07/Aug/10 Sent dnf
Toerag 07/Aug/10 Solo dnf

Escaped at the ladder at around 3 hours in, having been bursting for a pee for 2 of them!

Tom Fitzhenry 01/Aug/10 Sent dnf
Guernsey Mitch 01/Aug/10 -
with Dean Cooper, Robyn cassidy, Ed westwood
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Solo dnf
Tophe ??/2009 -

I think a sport or trad grade would be more appropriate, i'd suggest HVS.

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