340m. DWS F6a+ and S1 if you follow the Rockfax description which extends section 1 with extra shenanigans inside the Blue Grotto. The original section 1 was at climbed with ropes at HVS 5a (VI) and the Blue Grotto was passed by swimming/Tyrolean. Take a low tide with you if you want to avoid swimming past the Green Grotto. Alternatively try safer but harder variations at a higher tide and swim past this cave. The cave sections can feel a lot harder on humid days.

R.Baillie, J.Cleare (31st Dec 1967). FFA Frank Cannings & Peter Biven 03/Jan/1968

Ticklists: Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice, West Country Climbs, South coast sport/DWS ticklist, The Ultimate SUMC Ticklist, Best Mid Grade Sea Cliff Traverses.

Chris Ebbutt 30/Sep/17 DWS

Started 2 hrs before 3.6 m neap high tide, perfect. Went south to north starting at the blue grotto finishing in the great cave with a chatty seal. Definetley the safest and easiest way to do MMT with good water beneath all the harder sections and easier through the grotto and on the middle overhung crux wall. Swam green grotto and got wet feet beneath the guano buttress but no falls. This climb never fails to captivate me and have me enthralled it's its form and shapes and the architectural spaces you move through.

with Dominic, leowoods, Gareth, petecallaghan, oli, LDJ, Amy
petecallaghan 30/Sep/17 DWS

Perfect tide and conditions. Neap, two hours before high tide. Clean through the first grotto and dry after the second. Magical. Chatted with a seal in the Great Cave. Ellie! Where were you :(

with ollie1, Gareth, LDJ, Amy, Leo, Dominic Acland, Chris Ebbutt
Lumbering Oaf 13/Sep/17 DWS
with Tom P
Hidden 13/Sep/17 DWS
LDJ 09/Sep/17 DWS

And 9 other SDMC....started Blue Grotto exit 1.5 hours after 4.9m high spring tide...through Blue Grotto, swam Green Grotto... one more dip at low roof section.. and to great cave. Excellent mornings climbing fun....

ollie1 09/Sep/17 DWS
mark schramm 09/Sep/17 -

Lots of swimming, lots of climbing. Great fun.

JGriffiths 09/Sep/17 DWS dnf

Done at a high tide which meant wet feet. Swam past a couple of the hardest moves after falling off

petecallaghan 09/Sep/17 DWS rpt

Another mass ascent. 12 of us. Great conditions, tho we started at too high tide, so the traverse into the grotto was hard. Fell off there and didn't really succeed until back out of the grotto. clean after that. Must come back and do it clean

Hidden 09/Sep/17 DWS
joese7en 02/Sep/17 DWS O/S

Amazing. Missed out the very first section, canoed in

Didymus 02/Sep/17 DWS O/S

As a party of three. Made more exciting without my glasses so it was a bit blurry especially in the dark caves. Climbed through the Green Grotto to start of 6c+ and then hitched a ride from a kind man in a passing sea-kayak back into the light and finished as per normal dry as a bone - which was nice.

with Rich, Marcus
richiebongo 02/Sep/17 DWS rpt

From right to left with the inclusion of the green grotto traverse.

with Marcus, Didymus
harry_lewis 29/Aug/17 DWS O/S
with Shaun
D.Russell 28/Aug/17 DWS O/S
with Tom R
tom russell 28/Aug/17 DWS
with doogie, mike
Hidden 28/Aug/17 DWS O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/17 DWS O/S
mshorter 28/Aug/17 DWS O/S
gem_stone12 26/Aug/17 DWS O/S
Sophie Nunn 26/Aug/17 DWS rpt
with Al, Liz Y, Dan brown, Brian
m.powell02 26/Aug/17 DWS RP
with Gemma
Chris Ebbutt 26/Aug/17 DWS

Started at great cave at low tide. Came off doing the crux overhung wall and again just before blue grotto, green grotto dry on low tide. Had a go at blue grotto but low water was a bit to exciting so swam through.

Dan Browne 26/Aug/17 DWS dnf

superb, epic, started wet, and cold with no chalk but it was still super fun. fell in three times. next time wear comfortable shoes! it's well long. Two hours after high tide was good.

with Sophie Nunn, Al Betts, brian watson
Na0mi.w105 25/Aug/17 DWS

Dogged... some swimming involved

kmcmonagle 25/Aug/17 DWS
Fakey Rocks 19/Aug/17 DWS O/S

At mid / high tide. Had a splash off a feet off short hanging traverse variation. Did the further on official crux section ok. Cilmbed with Alex from Bristol + friends. Climbed into + swam out of the narrow chanel, last cave, coldish, in error, so we skipped some of last section.

RagingPuffin 19/Aug/17 DWS O/S
with Tom baines
Lumbering Oaf 15/Aug/17 DWS

Climbed down cliff and in to the Great Cave. Took a dip in old salty around a section that was overhanging and went around a sharp corner - got pumped out and couldn't find the next pockets to make progress. Not always sure whether to go high or low on some sections... followed our noses and followed the chalk when we saw it. Climbing once wet was a little harder. A great, fun, route! One to come back and do again... clean. Took us just under 2 hrs car to car. Berry Head car park is expensive!

with Joe
dbrooks 12/Aug/17 DWS rpt
with Chris S
ferdia 06/Aug/17 DWS G/U
with Crew
Hidden 05/Aug/17 DWS rpt
dbrooks 05/Aug/17 DWS rpt
with Demitri
benkelsey 05/Aug/17 DWS O/S

So good - ultrabuoys on tour

franhammond92 05/Aug/17 DWS β

The UltraBoys on tour. Great intro to DWS, few fluttery moments but managed to avoid the soup

with The UltraBoys, Ben Kelsey, Alex McCann, Pete, mrteale
Rocky 05/Aug/17 DWS β

Great team antics on this. Team Ultrabouys!!

James Oakes 05/Aug/17 DWS O/S
with Fran, Remus, Michelle, Ed, Ben Kelsey, Pete Briggs, Alex McCann
pete1993 05/Aug/17 DWS rpt

excellent as ever

mrteale 05/Aug/17 DWS O/S

Did not disappoint!

tommoulds 29/Oct/16 DWS

crazy after 1mile kayak in!

with Schramm
foxjerk 02/Oct/16 DWS O/S

brilliant route, great adventure. no splashes from any of us, perfect conditions and on our own. testing cruxes, but mainly a head game. Beautiful.

with wiwwim
Laurence Mitchell 16/Sep/16 DWS

Fell in twice.

Hidden 16/Sep/16 DWS
Ben Seeley 16/Sep/16 DWS O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/16 DWS rpt
Ramon Marin 14/Sep/16 DWS O/S
with Tom le fanu
TomJ 04/Sep/16 DWS

Simply amazing, and somehow managed to surpass expectations. The blue grotto is particularly memorable (and if you take the high line feels a bit out-there on a low tide!). We did the route on a falling tide, which probably meant some sections were more slippery than if we had waited (particularly the great cave - where I managed to fall in all of 10 m into the route!). Probably worth wearing a helmet if it is your first DWS trip, as there is potential for a few sketchy falls in the caves/grottos

with Tim
SiW 02/Sep/16 DWS

Dropped in near the end of the extension due to low tide. fun fun

Gilster ?/Sep/16 DWS rpt
with jeremy, Ethel, James, Jo Taylor
GrahamGiles 29/Aug/16 DWS O/S

Absolutely sublime! No matter what grade you climb at, climb this!

John Sheehan 29/Aug/16 DWS

Fell in twice

with Stephen Price
Chris Ebbutt 29/Aug/16 DWS

Came in by boat to the start of Moonraker. Traversed south to the green grotto high neap tide allowed a swim through green grotto and out the blue grotto. Tombstones off the headland swam back to green grotto and reversed MMI with swims to Moonraker, then up to this to the crux, bottled it and jumped. Awesome day out with the kids.

Tophe 29/Aug/16 DWS β
with Nina , Fiona, Ben Corbey, Jonny P
Sam Husband 27/Aug/16 Solo O/S

Great fun, swum the second grotto and did a bit of the 6c exit but proved to hard with wet chalk bag! Definite four star route, the cruxes are hard (6b?) but safer.

with Woger, Ed, Tom
Matt Smith 27/Aug/16 DWS rpt

SUMC send train! 24 of us, one after the other! Greasier than the day before, so a lot harder. Up to my waist coming out of the great cave. Got further than day before, cheeky bridge at hanging block this time. But still off at the crux and swimming at the end, but on a route this good, who cares?!

Hidden 27/Aug/16 DWS rpt
mrstarwarsman 27/Aug/16 DWS
Amy Horton 27/Aug/16 DWS rpt

SUMC send train, fell off just before the end, so frustrating! Enjoyed a party ledge or two.

Stroppy 27/Aug/16 Solo O/S
with Ben Lloyd, Jack Westall, Mike Spooner, Roger Kirke, Tom Bushell, Sam Husband
gidmord 27/Aug/16 Solo dnf
BenL 27/Aug/16 DWS O/S
mikespooner 27/Aug/16 DWS dnf

Trying to conquer the DWS fear, after finally relaxing and starting to enjoy it fell in after heading the wrong way before the green grotto. Have to go back! Best SUMC send train ever :)

with Shane Donnelly, Gideon Mordecai, Tom Bushell, Jonny P, Fiona Adie, Paddy Williams, John Tanner, Becky Jay, Zoe Taylor, Ben Harper, Amy Horton, Ben Lloyd, Robin Uren, Roger Kirke, Sam Husband, Matt Smith, Edward Hastrop, Chris Smith, Caitlin Ripley, Joe Premier
Hidden 27/Aug/16 DWS dnf
RKirke 27/Aug/16 DWS O/S
ninastirrup 27/Aug/16 Solo
slowmotion 27/Aug/16 DWS β

I especially liked the party ledges. Probably would have fallen in if Jonny hadn't grabbed my foot at one point...

Caitlin 27/Aug/16 DWS

Super social climbing/swimming

funsized 27/Aug/16 DWS O/S

What a Party!

with SUMC Party Traverse
timreynolds 27/Aug/16 DWS

Right to left inc' Blue Grotto. Slipped off in Blue Grotto on very slimy holds

Robs_Uren 27/Aug/16 DWS dnf
with Spooner
John Tanner 27/Aug/16 DWS rpt

Club Send Train

Hidden 26/Aug/16 DWS O/S
katiep 26/Aug/16 DWS O/S

SUMC send train - amazing route, only had to swim at the two grottos because of high tide.

Amy Horton 26/Aug/16 DWS

Too much pump!

Digga 26/Aug/16 DWS rpt

Got it clean this time, wonderful climb!

Matt Smith 26/Aug/16 DWS dnf

What a trip! Lovely traversing on enormous jugs with the odd fiddly bit. Had to swim both grottos and took an early dip going too low but got back on and reclimbed that section, meant I was wet and had no chalk for crux so fell off that. Most social climb I've ever been on!

Hidden 20/Aug/16 DWS rpt
brian watson 14/Aug/16 DWS O/S

OMG everyone should do this, sooo good !! :-)

with AlexD
AlexD 14/Aug/16 Solo rpt
Michael_Love 13/Aug/16 DWS O/S
broc 13/Aug/16 DWS

Great fun! Several splashdowns and a close encounter with a seal!

with Sarah
Hidden 12/Aug/16 DWS
James Oswald 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Low tide.

pete1993 06/Aug/16 DWS O/S

Just brilliant, mid-low tide which made some bits a bit scary but huge jugs the whole way, would be good value for a 6a+ leader!

jamie_bkc 06/Aug/16 DWS O/S
dbrooks 06/Aug/16 DWS RP

technically a RP I guess, don't think I have previously actually managed to do this without falling off! Spring high tide, made the climbing more interesting, pretty tricky staying dry through the great cave

with Gareth, John
Hidden 05/Aug/16 Solo
jhobbs 05/Aug/16 Solo

Absolutely amazing! First outing on this beauty. Started about 2hrs before high tide so found a lot of the foot holds at/below the watermark making it a bit harder but safer. Took a few dunks but the sea was beautiful, even had a few seals bobbing along next to us. Wonderful adventure.

lankysod ??/2016 -
lukewilliams 17/Oct/15 DWS

Got out the other side of the great cave, the waves were bashing in really hard so we decide to turn back.

UpWear 03/Oct/15 DWS β

Absolutely amazing traverse, the tide was a little low which made it feel more severe! Would love to try again with a lower tide! Epic :)

nickdonohue 03/Oct/15 DWS
Hidden 02/Oct/15 DWS O/S
lukewilliams 26/Sep/15 -

with dean an ben

Joe Costello 19/Sep/15 DWS

Once more into the breach!

Hidden 18/Sep/15 DWS O/S
tobydunford 06/Sep/15 DWS O/S
nickdonohue 03/Sep/15 DWS
with Tom Lawfield
alice fuller 01/Sep/15 Solo rpt

Ultra low tide... so did old fashioned low versions on everything -checking out up DWS lines that i am NEVER going to get there Pete:)..hardest bit below the usual high crux.though at least some deep water .did the trad swim at the end.. was good to top out to sun and peaceful view after the adventure.

rufusbell 31/Aug/15 DWS
EcoClimber 31/Aug/15 DWS dnf

Great route, came off half way along at an overhanging slab. Lots of fun. thx Ruth!

highrepute 29/Aug/15 DWS O/S
Joe Costello 29/Aug/15 -
stephen ashworth 16/Aug/15 DWS
with Jack gray, Alex cox
Jackislav 16/Aug/15 DWS β
snook 16/Aug/15 DWS rpt

never tires :)

with Auguste, Jack Gray, stephen ashworth
Hidden 15/Aug/15 DWS rpt
francois 09/Aug/15 -

Greased off at the start after the chasm and once more in the final bit of the Great Cave traverse. Done a few hours after low tide.

with Joe
snook 09/Aug/15 DWS rpt
LucasHarazin 08/Aug/15 DWS β
Hidden 08/Aug/15 DWS β
Dan 85 08/Aug/15 DWS rpt
James Mitchelmore 08/Aug/15 Solo rpt
john lynch 08/Aug/15 Solo O/S

With big crew for lewis's birthday such a good journey, did the final step accross bit through the cave, epic!

Ed Babs 08/Aug/15 DWS O/S

L-R. Amazing. Much better than I expected - lots of 6a climbing. And we met the guy who wrote the book on it at the green grotto. Class day.

Joe Costello 06/Aug/15 Solo

Left to right. Probably better then the other way but tis all good fun! I reckon a tide of around 2 metres or less should allow you to keep your feet dry the whole way!

freudy_love 02/Aug/15 DWS β
with Jamie Murray
adam 24 01/Aug/15 DWS rpt

So much fun!

with Caroline
James Oswald 01/Aug/15 DWS O/S

With everyone and a worryingly low tide..

Chris_barr 01/Aug/15 DWS β
with DWS Team
NDD 01/Aug/15 DWS β
with Team
Hidden 01/Aug/15 DWS
Hidden 01/Aug/15 DWS O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/15 Lead O/S
kingholmesy ??/2015 Solo
Hidden 24/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Dan 85 21/Sep/14 Solo rpt
ferdia 21/Sep/14 DWS dnf
Brian H 20/Sep/14 Solo rpt
DredStripe 20/Sep/14 Solo β

Massive thanks to Kafoozelem for guidance and beta.

stephen ashworth 20/Sep/14 Solo
with Brian H, Alex cox
Digga 20/Sep/14 Solo

Superb adventure. Less than fit so took a few splashdowns but mostly wonderful climbing on excellent rock. Big thanks to Kafoozalem for the beta.

snook 20/Sep/14 Solo β

First proper DWS route - what a stunner. Thanks to Tim for organising the day and Pete Saunders for the guided tour. We did it right to left after initially looking to start at the other end in a big group but the first cave was super wet and slimey so decided to leave that treat untill the end! Went too high at the midpoint crux and nearly had a splashdown (apologies to Steve who followed me and ended up a tad damp) managed to reverse climb then down climb the proper route - never been so pumped and not fallen off before! So much so i could not open the liquid chalk bottle for about a minute after. haha Supurb holds for the majority and even managed to get through the minging cave (Blue Grotto) at the end with a funky step across to start the last traverse. Had to swim about 10ft a Green Grotto due to the tide. Not gonna forget this one in a hurry.

tim newton 11/Sep/14 DWS O/S

Finished through the blue grotto

KDhruev 09/Sep/14 Solo
John Tanner 07/Sep/14 Solo rpt
richiebongo 07/Sep/14 Solo

Third time but from left to right at full tide and quite impossible for me at the green grotto where i took a very high line accross the lip of the roof before dropping off rather than solo over the ledge. Will and Dan both took multiple splash downs and we finished in the fading light.

with Will, Dan Perrot
dbrooks 07/Sep/14 Solo dnf

off at the crux... high tide and knackered at the end of a long day..climbed back on and finished wet... annoying!

Joe Costello 04/Sep/14 Solo β

Excellent after-work session at lowish tide. Right to left, some very wet rock (I.e. totally soaked) at the start and finish but managed not to fall until after the bridging bit and I thought it had finished here anyway so I'm taking it ;). Memorably a seal popped up underneath me on the crux and had a quick growl whilst I tried desperately not to fall off the soaked flatties! Grade irrelevant on this one.

tessa teapot ?/Sep/14 DWS
Brian H 31/Aug/14 Solo rpt

First time L to R - low tide and no swimming involved. Lovely.

alice fuller 31/Aug/14 Solo rpt

left to right this time...thru the blue grotto first..a great climb:)

with richard pollard, Brian Hannon, kafoozalem
adam 24 23/Aug/14 Solo O/S

Lives up to its name! Short swim through an impassable section of the zawn

Stuart Johnston 23/Aug/14 Solo O/S

Full 420m version. Simply epic.

Gilster 12/Aug/14 Solo rpt


with James
James Mitchelmore 11/Aug/14 Solo rpt
Dan 85 09/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Jack, Ellis
Phil79 09/Aug/14 Solo

Did after Moonraker, mid tide and rising, managed the crux wall and most of blue grotto before pumping out.

with Steve H
Ellis Butler-Barker 09/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with JackMac, Dan
JackMac 09/Aug/14 Solo β

Great afternoon with friends

KDhruev 09/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with andy
andrewmc 09/Aug/14 DWS β

Amazing! With the blue grotto extension as in Rockfax. Low-mid rising tide. Just made an awkward crawl out of the Great Cave (higher route available), had to wade the Green Grotto thigh-deep. Managed the step-across bit in the Blue Grotto by bridging across rather than falling. Parts (particularly a bit just before Green Grotto?) were quite hard!

Phil79 07/Aug/14 Solo

2nd attempt - off at the crux again. High tide.

James Mitchelmore 04/Aug/14 Solo rpt

Excellent climbing! I never get tired of this! Finished through Blue Grotto and onto the ledges on the other side. Fantastic!

hankyc 04/Aug/14 Solo O/S

MIND BLOWN!!! the funnest thing in contemplation, did on rising mid tide so just made it out of the great cave with dry feet, then just spectacular steep, bewideringly fun climbing all the way, went through arch and bridged across then up the headland out the other side... that bit was my favorite but seems harder than 6a+, bridging across the two walls feels awesome,, would highly recommend this tide state as if done low tide it looks tempting to go on the barnacles!

Dhonny_Jaws 03/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Daniel Gibson, AJ, Andrew Porter, Michael Porter
Motown 03/Aug/14 Solo rpt
Lee_Meaden 03/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Luke Robinson, Justin Hill
brices 02/Aug/14 DWS rpt
with Gav
claudia Hesleden 02/Aug/14 DWS O/S

First completed DWS .. Such a fun route

with Jo Stadden
Misha 02/Aug/14 Solo O/S

Magic! Arrived at 2pm due to lots of jams on the M5 but that was fine as it was approaching low tide. Fantastic jugfest all the way! Loads of good, fun climbing, with only really two hard bits but there are a few other tricky sections as well. On the initial traverse along the far side of the Great Cave I took a very steep low traverse line which was hard for the grade (the following day I found the high traverse line which foot traversed where I had hand traversed - much easier but tricky to spot the line in the gloom of the cave!). The other hard bit was about half way across where you go up on mega jugs to an arête and then descend gently before dropping down - easy to misread/miss the downclimb and it's a bit pumpy. Managed to boulder hop across the Green Grotto as the tide was out. At the Blue Grotto had a look round the corner into the narrow inlet but wasn't sure how far it went or how hard it was so opted for the swim instead (apparently it's only 5b to go into and back out of the inlet - looked harder!). There was no swell and the water was chilly (average British?) but bearable and it's only a few metres to swim across anyway. A barnacle scramble led to the tip of the headland and a walk off up the ridge in sunshine - fantastic!

with Eszter
Hidden 02/Aug/14 Solo
lewisrichardson ?/Aug/14 Solo β
with dad
Tilt ?/Jul/14 DWS
Ianhansen ??/2014 -
Ianhansen ??/2014 -
francois ??/2014 Solo

Quite tired today so fell off twice

James Mitchelmore 06/Oct/13 Solo rpt
Chubbard 21/Sep/13 Solo

Amazing. Lots of wet holds and swimming. Very well named.

with Paz
Paz 21/Sep/13 Solo rpt

Bit of swimming at the crux, and then through a cave.

with CH
petecallaghan 15/Sep/13 Solo

Mass traverse by SDMC - we had 10 climbers: Joe, Chawn, David, Ben, Laura, Mark, Tim, Steve, Hector and myself.

timreynolds 14/Sep/13 DWS O/S

Left to right - Wow!

Hidden 14/Sep/13 Solo rpt
Phil79 14/Sep/13 Solo

Fantastic - fell at the crux and bailed out after a quick try at the Blue Grotto. Good incentive to get fit again.

with Steve H
alice fuller 05/Sep/13 Solo

Clean this time. took a swim July 2010 with Mikey Joe and Ben.

Hidden 03/Sep/13 Solo O/S
andrea83 31/Aug/13 Solo β

Brilliant! A huge thanks to the two guys Tom and Simon who arrived at the same time and gave Hamish and I all the beta. Would have had a few more dips in the sea otherwise! Clean on the way there, fell into the sea on the way back. Tom pointed out a beautiful large jellyfish which was good to see.

with Hamish
Hamish777 31/Aug/13 Solo β

Thanks to Simon and Tom, I could not have done this without you.

with Andrea
ledifer 31/Aug/13 Solo O/S

Did it 2 hours after low tide. Fell in twice, great fun. Much less scary once you've fallen in once.

with Dave
grey wolf 30/Aug/13 Solo O/S

what an adventure!

ollie_e 26/Aug/13 Solo rpt

Even better than the last time, turns out we finished in the wrong place the first time, the correct finish is even better. So so good.

ian d f 26/Aug/13 Solo O/S

went in the sea twice

with Pete H
northcave 26/Aug/13 Solo O/S

Super cool and accessed at high tide with feet getting wet at beginning. Variety of routes to make it harded but take a dry bag to cross a section in the middle without getting your chalk wet.

Hidden 25/Aug/13 DWS O/S
chrisscutt 25/Aug/13 Solo rpt
with ro, oly
red_rhodesha 25/Aug/13 Solo

An EPIC adventure!

Hidden 25/Aug/13 Solo O/S
BenNorman 24/Aug/13 Solo O/S

Great fun but pulled a hold off and landed badly on some rocks because of a low tide, perfect on a mid/high tide I would say

Hidden 21/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/13 Solo dnf
Hidden 11/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Russell Blackaller 10/Aug/13 Solo O/S

What a brilliant adventure! I would recommend this to absolutely anyone.

with Matt W
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Solo
petegruf 10/Aug/13 Solo

Started at the great cave one hr after high tide. Mostly 2 or 3m above the water. Juggy steep solid rock. Swam green and blue grotto and jumped in once. Water even felt warm 1 st time. Jellyfish. An hr later could have stepped across the green grotto. Awesome.

with julia k
Chad123 08/Aug/13 Solo rpt

Super low spring tide made it very exciting today, but plenty of low barnacle options, and walking through the green grotto was a novelty. Gave up part way through blue grotto, after a long days climbing.

sgl 08/Aug/13 Solo
with ben, emily
andy south devon 08/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Gilster 07/Aug/13 Solo

Brilliant! despite man eating seals circling waiting for me to fall off ;)

with James, Ethel
Tom Livingstone 03/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/13 Solo
Hidden 03/Aug/13 DWS O/S
James Mitchelmore 03/Aug/13 Solo rpt
Dan Lane 03/Aug/13 Solo O/S

Great fun. At no point is it too hard, though there is a couple of very steep sections. A nice dip in the sea the end before climbing out to cool down. A great adventure going to some really cool places. How amazing is the Old Redoubt!?

Tubs 03/Aug/13 Solo

Excellent fun and only swam the Blue and Green Grottos. Wearing a wetsuit made for maximum barnacle protection but minimum style.

with Stuart, AJM
Hidden 03/Aug/13 Solo RP
Souljah 03/Aug/13 Solo
with Gus, Andi, Paul
Hidden 03/Aug/13 Solo O/S
AJM 03/Aug/13 Solo β

Left to right. Ace. Started by going through the Blue Grotto, finished at the great cave. Swam green grotto but otherwise dry. Very sociable fun day out.

Sophie Nunn 03/Aug/13 Solo rpt
with Rob, Mel B, Rich P, Martin
cymjt ?/Aug/13 -
shaunnorfolk ?/Aug/13 DWS β
LauraTejada ?/Aug/13 DWS
noelj ??/2013 Solo

a splashdown at the crux due to very slippery conditions

supersouthward ??/2013 -
Hidden 30/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 30/Dec/12 Solo
jcook1980 14/Oct/12 Solo
with Leo
leohl 14/Oct/12 Solo
andy_pemberton 30/Sep/12 Solo

Tried to get onto Moonraker, but tide too high to solo in with ropes and gear. Dumped the kit and did this instead. Great fun and much harder than last time I did it as the tide was higher. Great moves and steeeep in places!

with Dan Lear
AndyBryce 21/Sep/12 Solo
with Oliver Whitby
Rupey 16/Sep/12 Solo O/S
tom169 15/Sep/12 Solo O/S
with Amy, Darren
Hidden 15/Sep/12 Solo rpt
Tim M 09/Sep/12 Solo O/S

Left to right. Rather damp in the caves but great route

with Frank
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
arandall 08/Sep/12 Solo

Swam all of the difficult bits, was brilliant fun. Shame there isn't a solo/swim option :)

Wendy Watthews 08/Sep/12 Solo

best fun climbing ever didn't really do it properly got very wet and had fun swimming :)

brices 01/Sep/12 DWS O/S
with Jamie, Jack, Gav
rustaldo 01/Sep/12 Solo O/S

kit fell in! mega lulz

with Jack S, Kit Perry
chrisscutt 01/Sep/12 Solo
with oly
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Solo
ollie_e 01/Sep/12 Solo

More of an experience than a "route". Stunning, great day out.

Hidden 26/Aug/12 DWS O/S
Ciro 26/Aug/12 Solo
Hidden 26/Aug/12 Solo β
theotherpetehill 25/Aug/12 Solo O/S

With a swim across the Blue Grotto and finishing through the Green Grotto. Excellent!

Hidden 22/Aug/12 Solo
Justin T 10/Aug/12 Solo O/S

Lowish neap tide, just got past green grotto without a swim with some very bunched silliness, low variants on most sections, awesome route!

with Mark Bullock
Sophie Nunn 04/Aug/12 Solo rpt
Mr Powly 03/Aug/12 Solo
with Ian B, Hertha, Rozzy
Hidden 03/Aug/12 DWS
burto 03/Aug/12 Solo rpt
with liz, tom powell, mike, rozzy, hertha
Hidden 03/Aug/12 -
Hidden ?/Aug/12 Solo
Hertha 08/Oct/11 -

First DWS, Dogged lovely hot day lots of swimming

with Burto
TCCB 02/Oct/11 Solo O/S

Rubbish! Whole thing on barnacles at a spring low tide, and after all the rubbishness we still had to swim, what a let down :(

Jonathan Emett 02/Oct/11 Solo dnf

tide was so low the entire thing was on barnacles. not nice.

Hidden 02/Oct/11 Solo
burto 01/Oct/11 Solo O/S
with hertha
philhilo 01/Oct/11 Solo dnf

Helens 1st DWS. Did on a low tide. One section before the crux steep over rocks - worrying. Got to crux over on the arete and went too high into the corner over the ledges then ran out of gas before working out how to go low - splash! Helen followedsoon afterward. Swam to next exit. Fantastic swim around the blue grotto with a seal. As Arnie said 'I'll be back'.

with Helen E
nickdonohue ?/Oct/11 Solo
gidmord 29/Sep/11 Solo dnf
with John, dmoir
Hidden 29/Sep/11 Solo O/S
JonHarvey 29/Sep/11 Solo dnf

Fell off on 2nd crux, swam last part due to really low tide. Bloody awesome though!

with Gid, Dave Moir
Hidden 28/Sep/11 Solo
Hidden 26/Sep/11 Solo
Compo 26/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with Kaveh, Kev Faux
Kevster 26/Sep/11 Solo O/S
krispy_fish2000 24/Sep/11 -

A truly awesome crag and location. Also an excellent introduction to DWS. Did enjoy despite repeated falls into the sea- Sept produced a not too unpleasant temperature as long as the wind isn't blowing... definitely be back perhaps same time next year to do it dry to the end.

TerryLines 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
domskezz 24/Sep/11 -

One of my best climbing experiences so far. Stayed dry until the swim across blue grotto. Managed to just cross green grotto low down without getting wet. One really strenuous section around an overhang on big holds where Jamma took a dip. A fitting end to a magical south west tour.

Cailean Harker 23/Sep/11 Solo O/S
petecallaghan 18/Sep/11 Solo O/S

Perfect state of the tide - just after high tide. We traversed into the blue grotto at the lower level and made the bridge across to the other side (just), then out again, to traverse to green grotto.

Chris Ebbutt 18/Sep/11 DWS

Blue grotto to great cave no falls dry (swim green grotto)Got tide level spot on after Saturday, start at high tide gives good water in blue grotto, rising traverse to bigger holds on crux wall and still enough water for high level in great cave. Recommend morning start at blue grotto exit, on a 4m/3.8m high tide, head north to great cave swim green grotto with chalk bag on quality adventure, positions and joy.

Chris Ebbutt 17/Sep/11 DWS

fell off in blue grotto, to high on guano buttress fell off, going south to north starting at exit of blue grotto, finishing at great cave.

with stuartf
Graham Atkins 04/Sep/11 Solo O/S

So cool. Alone @ 0730 on a sunday morning. Blue Grotto solo is a special place to be. Do it.

Dritz186 03/Sep/11 Solo RP

fell in a few times mainly around crux pitch

Stone Muppet 03/Sep/11 Solo

with Ami, Jo, Will, Adele, Paul and Dan. Tide a bit low, wet in places, fell off a few times - principally after getting pumped on some insanely overhanging low variation. Gotta go back for the redpoint! Amazing!

Hidden 02/Sep/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/11 Solo
timrowland 29/Aug/11 Solo
with Rob H, jmjw
davidliu 29/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Oddjob 29/Aug/11 DWS β
tedj234 29/Aug/11 Solo O/S
skittles 28/Aug/11 Solo


Hidden 27/Aug/11 Solo dnf
Hidden 27/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/11 Solo RP
Ceridwen 22/Aug/11 Solo rpt

Fell in twice

AlexD 22/Aug/11 Solo

Amazing rock! Perfect water a few hours from high tide. 3 hard bits, firstly traversing the wet starting cave, second swinging round a big hanging block, and last going round a steep arete (splash oops) lovely rock high up but probably easier to stay low.

with Ceri
James Oswald 22/Aug/11 Solo O/S

The best 6a+ ever? Scary bits - wet bits. A couple of steep bits, a very scary step across to the other side of the grotto. Managed to rip a jug off an easy section and go swimming...

with Chris White
richiebongo 22/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Marky B 20/Aug/11 Solo
jacobjlloyd 20/Aug/11 Solo

Reverse to the blue cave, then back out again. Impressively greasy, but awesome!

nutcracker 20/Aug/11 Solo
with Mark Barrett
MBarraclough 19/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Chad123 13/Aug/11 Solo rpt

Felt easy today with plenty of rests waiting for Mallard! Also felt a lot higher above low spring tide! Still uber fun...

with Jo
lukehodson 13/Aug/11 Solo O/S

Amazing! Very low tide

with Charlotte Latter, Dave Bone, Steve, Mel, Charlotte
thomb 09/Aug/11 Solo rpt

40min completion. need to step it up a gear to get sub-30min!

with Andrew
sarpedon 07/Aug/11 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 06/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Ben Harper 06/Aug/11 Solo β
Motown 05/Aug/11 Solo

Hangover must have raised the grade - sweating out Jagermeister.

Hidden 03/Aug/11 Solo
Cheese Monkey 01/Aug/11 Solo

AWESOME. Crux was going around the savage overhang for me, fell twice with wet hands and holds, made it on the third attempt but fell again due to being too pumped. Swam a few small sections to avoid climbing above rocks/shelves. Lovely warm up coming out of the great cave, pumpy but easy. Nice swim back too. Low tide. Very happy I got to do this before I leave the UK

with Goss
Pete Scott 31/Jul/11 Solo dnf
LouiseCowie 31/Jul/11 Solo β
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Solo dnf
thomb 31/Jul/11 Solo
with Pete
quiffhanger 31/Jul/11 Solo O/S
J5Kay 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
paul reah ?/Jul/11 -

amazing traverse through the cave, stunning views and great fun, a tad sketchy on the climb down to the start, a few bits of old gear to hang onto:)

Marcus B ??/2011 Solo dnf

Great fun!!

Hidden 25/Oct/10 Solo
Mike W 20/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/10 Solo
sdi 19/Sep/10 Solo
with Tom K
Legs 18/Sep/10 DWS
with Macca
Macca_7 18/Sep/10 DWS rpt

Completed all the way to the finish this time with a chalk bag above the head swim across the green grotto. Done at a highish tide so a fair bit pumpier than my previous visits. Superb!!

with Max Coney, Si O'Hora
Popkids 18/Sep/10 Solo

Fell in just after the overhang,Pumped out and fell.

with Kafoozalem
Hidden 13/Sep/10 Solo
Silum 13/Sep/10 Solo
with AJ, Emma, Lewis, Ed
Toby Dunn 12/Sep/10 Solo
Jonathan Emett 12/Sep/10 Solo O/S


with crispin
Hidden ?/Sep/10 Solo
coombs ?/Sep/10 Solo
Bristoldave 31/Aug/10 Solo O/S
with Andy
jakenichol 30/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/10 Solo rpt
Rob Laird 29/Aug/10 DWS O/S
mr random 29/Aug/10 Solo RP
with Ian Peg, Rob Laird-
irish paul 28/Aug/10 Solo O/S
with Sarah Joyce
Wilbur 28/Aug/10 Solo O/S

Wow. 400m of adventure. Obviously the best bit was watching Iain fall in on Hardin's 6b+ variant that we all followed ;o) Oh, that and the swim at the end. Stonking and unmissable...

with Hardin, George, Iain
Hidden 28/Aug/10 Solo rpt
catt 28/Aug/10 Solo

Got wet, much to others amusement! We were up down and all over the place. Awesome fun.

with George, Will, Hardin
mark schramm 22/Aug/10 -

Got pumped silly after what I think was the crux, and then went swimming.

with Chris E, steve P
steveprice.exmouth 22/Aug/10 DWS
Chris Ebbutt 22/Aug/10 DWS

with a couple of swims

masa-alpin 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S

My first DWS route. Simul-soloed with Dan in high tide. The crux was hard and scary, as there was a good chance to hit the rock in a fall. Fantastic mega route!!

with Dan W
Daniel Wicks 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
with Masa
bercolano 15/Aug/10 Solo

some climbing... some swimming... loads of fun!

Chad123 13/Aug/10 Solo rpt

Greasier than last time, Em did well to on-sight it all....

with Emily
Alex More 12/Aug/10 Solo O/S

a mind bendingly good route

MH123 11/Aug/10 Solo
with Jack Folland, Sam Farnsworth
Jack_F 11/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with sam farnsworth
francois 08/Aug/10 Solo rpt
with Catherine, Doug
noelj 08/Aug/10 Solo O/S
with Mal
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
sparkass 08/Aug/10 Solo O/S

No swimming - incredible route.Four stars!

Wendy 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S

DWS - life changing!!!

Hidden 08/Aug/10 Solo
Shaw Brown 07/Aug/10 Solo

Swam the Green grotto, tide too high for climbing. As the guide says, a life changing experience

with Loz
Chad123 05/Aug/10 Solo O/S

Great fun though felt hard for 6a+! (was high tide though) One quick swim past the green grotto. Went off route a few times which increased the pump!

Hidden 03/Aug/10 Solo
tuftynick 03/Aug/10 Solo rpt
with nick warren
Sophie Nunn 01/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Ceridwen 01/Aug/10 Solo rpt
Andrew Jennings ?/Aug/10 DWS
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Solo O/S
joshen ?/Aug/10 Solo
Motown ?/Aug/10 Solo dnf

Went to high on crux, then too low. Hope to sort it this summer.

with Jim
georgel 27/Apr/10 Solo O/S

Brilliant. A Must do... made even more spicy by the enforced swim at the end

with will
MoWalker3 01/Jan/10 -
jld579 ??/2010 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Solo RP
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Solo
francois 26/Sep/09 Solo O/S

Done on a high neap tide. Will try the Green Grotto through route next time!

with Chawn, Ben
Hidden 07/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/09 Solo O/S
suffolknick 06/Sep/09 Solo

First DWS experience, sweeet

with luke
Helen Gibson 05/Sep/09 Solo

loadsa fun

with mikey P, dan
Hidden 05/Sep/09 Solo O/S
lukewilliams 05/Sep/09 -
dan gibson 05/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with michael porter
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Solo
thomb 28/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/09 Solo O/S
henbot 19/Aug/09 Solo

being pumped beyond belief resulted in a good fall from the crux

with Hendo Henderson + Macca
msoldn 17/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Pau, Jason
James Mitchelmore 17/Aug/09 Solo O/S
tuftynick 09/Aug/09 Solo rpt
with nick warren
Greg Pittam 09/Aug/09 Solo O/S
jbulger 08/Aug/09 Solo
with Darren Russell and Nick Blackbeard
nblackbeard 08/Aug/09 Solo

Fantastic. The roof near the beginning is by far the best part. We did the green cave extension involving the high step across = 1 fall. Did on low spring tide.

with Darren Russell & Jo Bulger
dmoir 07/Aug/09 Solo O/S
with Mayer, Lauran, Tanner, Ceri, Paddy
Lauren Davies 07/Aug/09 Solo O/S
with Dave and Mayer
Milnes 02/Aug/09 Solo O/S
with Ben O'Connor
Hidden ?/Aug/09 Solo
JPGR ?/Aug/09 Solo O/S
with Steve Ahern
craig.potter ?/Jun/09 DWS O/S

Amazing route

Grabtheslab 20/May/09 Solo
Macca_7 28/Sep/08 DWS O/S

Done to the first grotto and back as tide was too high to get across such an amazing trip!

Brown 25/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/08 Solo
Macca_7 08/Aug/08 DWS O/S

What a line done on a low tide so slightly easier in places? Ran out of time so had to swim back from the grotto!

Hidden 03/Aug/08 Solo rpt
Greg Pittam 01/Aug/08 Solo RP


_m.cox_ ?/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Boy ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Frostie 18/Sep/07 Solo
lukewilliams 15/Sep/07 -
Jus ?/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/07 Solo
AJM 30/Aug/07 Solo

One fall plus one jump. Done on a low spring tide so a lower line than the usual one. Awesome fun, keen to go back and do again at different tide levels in future!

with Alex Gaastra, Tim Wait
Dhonny_Jaws 27/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/07 Solo O/S
AJ007 27/Aug/07 Solo

2 splash downs

with Andrew, Michael P
stp 23/Aug/07 Solo

Ace fun.

bigie bob 05/Aug/07 Solo O/S
feeko 05/Aug/07 Solo O/S
lukewilliams 05/Aug/07 -
Marti999 05/Aug/07 Solo β
with Joff Cook
feilx 04/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Richard Horn 04/Aug/07 Solo O/S
climber sim ??/2007 -
Hidden ?/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/06 Solo
Hidden ?/May/06 Solo O/S
Mickdenali ??/2006 Solo
with Richard Lake-Bullen
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/Sep/05 Solo O/S

The mystery comes from the hallucinogenic properties of the guano en-route!

Hidden 10/Aug/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/04 DWS O/S
Tim Steward 01/Aug/04 Solo
jonnie3430 01/Aug/04 Solo O/S
with Rich, Neil
Okecroak 18/Aug/02 Solo

Fair amount of swimming

Chris Ebbutt 18/Aug/02 DWS

with a couple of splashdowns

with Dave R.
Bullybones ??/2000 -
pigeonjim ??/1999 DWS
Hidden ??/1997 -
clark alston ?/Aug/89 DWS

Done before with the swim across the Blue Grotto.

Hidden 05/Mar/88 DWS O/S
ukb & bmc shark 26/Oct/87 Solo O/S
Nick Biven ??/1980 -
Simon cook ?/Aug/76 Solo
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