An amazing trip around Thunder hole. Traverse from the base of the London Bridge wall. An aid move across thunder hole and some frantic edge pulling brings you to the rest of this fine climb

Matt Smith 28/Aug/17 DWS O/S

To Thunder Hole before swimming back. Really warm day and water was very inviting.

Hidden 18/Aug/17 DWS
stella imong 14/Aug/17 DWS
with John Sheehan, Steve Price
steveprice.exmouth 14/Aug/17 DWS

to thunder Hole and back. Great fun

with Stella Imong, John Sheehan
John Sheehan 14/Aug/17 DWS O/S

As far as Thunder Hole - did not fall in but the reverse was not so:( Great fun.

with Stephen Price
Hidden 11/Aug/17 DWS O/S
cornishben 15/Jul/17 DWS O/S
with Rich Draisey
petecallaghan 12/Jul/17 DWS

Some of it! Much swimming

Chris Ebbutt 12/Jul/17 DWS

Right to left. Swam first section, climbed then swam thunder hole , then back on to finish on the promentary.

Hidden 18/Jun/17 DWS O/S
Stone Muppet 14/Aug/16 DWS O/S

To the big cave and back

with sarah, irish, Paz
Paz 14/Aug/16 DWS
with CC
timreynolds 06/Jul/16 DWS

Right to left. A mix of climbing & swimming - continuous from Thunder Hole

Chris Ebbutt 06/Jul/16 DWS

In reverse. Tried the high rising vegetated traverse from the quarry basin but got scarily high with the break going higher so jumped off. Got back on through to Thunder Hole, quick swim then all the way to London Bridge including the spicy jug rail on the steep little 'Nuf' back wall.

Hidden 18/Jun/16 DWS dnf
Hidden 05/Jun/15 DWS O/S
andrewmc 12/Oct/14 DWS rpt

Out and back again; did slightly more at the start this time. Did get my feet wet from waves a few times working moves for other people :P

with Tom Wilson, Hannah Wakeford
Hidden 03/Oct/14 Solo O/S
andy_pemberton 20/Sep/14 Solo dnf

Hitched a lift on a sit-on-top kayak across thunder hole to the ledge. The next bit was steep, blank looking and wet so I went super low in the barnacles for hands and feet! I hadn't read the SDD guide book so was totally unsure where the crux went. Think I attempted a hybrid of the SDD pitch 7 and 7a. Moved off the good foothold they mention for P7a but went horizontally R. Had my feet at the end of a bunch of plants when the holds and my bottle ran out. Low tide so a decent drop!

richiebongo 08/Sep/14 Solo O/S

To thunder hole and back. The continuation looks desperate!

with kim, Will, Dan Perrot
andrewmc 23/Aug/14 DWS O/S

First part backwards i.e. Thunder Hole to London Bridge area (swam from Aqua Marina area). There was one bit (near London Bridge end) that seemed to involve climbing up to a ledge above some barnacles slabs which wasn't really DWS and couldn't recommend to the rest of our group? But really nice climb, jugs where you want them, lots of interesting rock :)

with Hannah Wakeford, David Amundsen
Gilster 15/Aug/14 Solo rpt

Beware Space Hopper Jellyfish...

with Ethel
sgl 07/Aug/14 Solo

To thunder hole and back

Hidden 30/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/14 Solo
petecallaghan 30/Jul/14 DWS
Ana Broad 30/Jul/14 Solo
with Emma
gidmord 25/Jun/14 Solo

Upto just before thunder hole and back

Sophie Nunn 25/Jun/14 Solo

Upto just before thunder hole and back

dbrooks 22/Jun/14 Solo O/S

first pitch to thunder hole then climbed back.. highly enjoyable

iantoday 12/Jun/14 Solo O/S

london bridge to thunder hole and back

Hidden 12/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Gilster 12/Jun/14 Solo O/S

Mega! Big up Team Shark Bait

Hidden 22/Sep/13 Solo O/S
andy south devon 20/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/13 Solo
petecallaghan 24/Jul/13 DWS
mark schramm 24/Jul/13 Solo

DWS - With lots of falling in!

timreynolds 24/Jul/13 DWS

To Thunder Hole - then mix of climbing & swimming

bens 24/Jul/13 Solo
Chris Ebbutt 24/Jul/13 DWS

London Bridge to Thunder hole sculpture route en mass. Swim the Hole, and this year got 2 moves further on the final crux section, could also see the next moves, but still some way off this. At current rate of progress clean in 10 years. I still can,t believe how little attention the Watchtower gets, a brilliant adventure above deep deep Riviera seas.

Hidden 24/Jul/13 Solo
Hidden 10/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/13 Solo
Dritz186 09/Jul/13 Solo

Part 1 only London Bridge to Thunder Hole

with Si Warren
Rollo 30/Jun/13 Solo
with Mike
mike.moss 30/Jun/13 Solo dnf

With swimming!

Nick Biven ??/2013 -
Hidden 15/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Stroppy 01/Sep/12 Solo O/S

Didn't start from London Bridge but scrambled down some slabs to the east as per the dws guidebook, the rest was quite easy except for 2 evil spiders blocking the way. Swam back

Grabtheslab 14/Aug/12 Solo
with Mykl white
petecallaghan 18/Jul/12 DWS
Chris Ebbutt 18/Jul/12 DWS

Got a little further than last year, started at high tide mark on the back of the Duck wall all the way to Thunder Hole, zawn swim then good climbing to the final blank wall 30 ft short of the quarried ledge. Think I need biggest tide possible and take a rising break 30ft? above high tide mark to gain quarry dry.

steveprice.exmouth 18/Jul/12 DWS
Hidden ??/2012 -
zachbassett10 23/Nov/11 Solo RP

quite fun climb with sea below tricky crux move in crack

with tom baker
Alex BT 18 23/Nov/11 Solo RP

small crimpy holds, on low tide barnicals shows which are very sharp.

alice fuller 23/Sep/11 Solo O/S

Impromptu DWS with Pete and his friend Andy Hempstead and friend. All the way to Thunder Hole and swam half way back (leaving Pete for dead) :-)

Hidden 25/Jul/11 Solo rpt
DCIGadget 13/Jul/11 Solo dnf

As per Chaman London Bridge to Thunderhole excellant fun then mixture of climbing and swimming - wish my swimming was stronger as got very tired

Chaman 13/Jul/11 Solo

London Bridge to Thunder Hole then a mix of swimming and climbing for the rest

Chris Ebbutt 13/Jul/11 DWS
Hidden 13/Jul/11 Solo
timreynolds 13/Jul/11 DWS O/S

To Thunder Hole - then mix of climbing & swimming

Alex More 02/Jun/11 Solo O/S

out and back, classic rock DWS

with KDhruev
KDhruev 02/Jun/11 Solo O/S
timrowland 10/Apr/11 Solo
with Rob H, jmjw
jmjw 10/Apr/11 Solo
with Rob H, Tim R
Hidden 21/Oct/10 Solo O/S
adam kendrick 21/Oct/10 Solo
Shaw Brown 08/Aug/10 Solo

Part 1 only. F5+ London Bridge to Thunder Hole and back again.

with Loz
thomb 07/Jul/10 Solo
John Mcshea ?/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Macca_7 19/Jun/10 Solo O/S

Only to thunder hole and back 5+ DWS grade. Little dissapointed thought it would be a little more pumpy. Thats what happens when you compare all traverses to magical mystery tour!

with Ali Holley
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/May/10 Solo β
Hidden 24/May/10 Solo O/S
francois 22/May/10 -

Finally done it without any swims around the big reef. The harbour master popped over after some concerns from onlookers. Might be worth warning them when undertaking this climb. The exit at the final quarried platform is desperate if the tide is too low (loose barnacles). Watch out!

with Chris
BelayBunney 22/May/10 Solo
lukewilliams 13/Sep/09 -
pedro.silva 05/Jul/09 Solo dnf

Planned to do sections 1&2. Weather turned so we jumped in and swam back. Swim is not easy, be aware of the tide

francois 28/Jun/09 Solo

You'll need a high spring tide for the crux in the first half, otherwise there' a big ledge waiting for you in the water!

Hidden 03/Aug/08 Solo
Hidden ??/2008 -
Dhonny_Jaws 29/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/07 Solo O/S
francois 08/Sep/07 Solo dnf
with Anna and Hugo
duncan 21/Apr/00 AltLd
with Dan Donovan
FATBOYFAT ??/1995 Lead O/S
with Al Brady
Hidden ?/Dec/87 AltLd O/S
Simon cook ??/1982 Solo
Simon cook ??/1982 Solo

Had to climb out up vertical mud and cabbages a bit of an epic really

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