45m, 2 pitches. Great climb with 2 very different pitches. Approach from the farm track turning left onto the coastal path, follow this for 100 m through a gate and then head down a steep grassy gully with the top of the outcrop on your right. Gear up and abseil from an obvious large boulder where the steep slope meets the edge of the cliff.
From the abseil step out onto the wave cut platform and identify the large overhanging nose at the base of the cliff.
Pitch one takes the obvious right diagonal (looking at the cliff face) under the large overhanging nose before turning back left to a solid belay ledge above. Cams are useful, the crack line under the overhang is often wet and double ropes are useful in protecting your second although care needs to be taken to avoid rope drag.
Pitch 2 is amazing. Climb up and out of the belay ledge to the left where once at the arete you will be able to see across the steep and airy traverse. Don't worry as the holds and gear placements are plentyful and the rock - volcanic pillow larva - is increbibly grippy. Resist climbing up and traverse across to a large thread half way across the face, awkward stretch down and across to a good vertical crack line and one more set of moves left to the final edge of the face before climbing up the arete to finish. Belay using spaced out cracks in the sloping rock above.
Walk off up stepped slope to grassy gully.

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Hidden 8 May, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 8 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
whiteexplorer 6 May, 2013 2nd O/S dave did really well to lead this very 'atmospheric' route
with SurferStan
dave did really well to lead this very 'atmospheric' route
with SurferStan
SurferStan 6 May, 2013 Lead O/S Airy and scary - proper Cornish sea-cliff climbing - brilliant adventure!! (lead both pitches)
Airy and scary - proper Cornish sea-cliff climbing - brilliant adventure!! (lead both pitches)
Dilwat 6 May, 2013 2nd rpt P1
with Ribbit
P1
with Ribbit
althesin 22 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S p1
p1
imogen.fish 22 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
simonhammond1966 22 May, 2012 Lead 1st pitch was wet and horrible but the 2nd pitch was amazing.
with Nicola Hammond
1st pitch was wet and horrible but the 2nd pitch was amazing.
with Nicola Hammond
sh@budehaven.cornwall.sch.uk 22 May, 2012 Lead O/S Climbed with Nicola. Drizzle to start with making pitch one a bit slippery but pitch two was well worth it, amazing airy but well protected traverse. Careful with ropework on both pitches to look after second.
Climbed with Nicola. Drizzle to start with making pitch one a bit slippery but pitch two was well worth it, amazing airy but well protected traverse. Careful with ropework on both pitches to look after second.
Dilwat 12 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S P2
with Nick
P2
with Nick
Hidden 1 Sep, 2010 2nd
bigrob 9 May, 2010 AltLd me 1 mike 2 climed as party of 5! Best route of year
with Mike W, coombs, si teasedale, caz neely
me 1 mike 2 climed as party of 5! Best route of year
with Mike W, coombs, si teasedale, caz neely
Mike W 9 May, 2010 Lead
coombs 9 May, 2010 AltLd
Mark Kemball 30 Apr, 2005 2nd
with Stu Bradbury
with Stu Bradbury
spidermonkey ??, 2002 Lead O/S Supercool root. A foothold crumbled on the traverse which made it (literally) even more airy. Amazing atmosphere in an amazing place
Supercool root. A foothold crumbled on the traverse which made it (literally) even more airy. Amazing atmosphere in an amazing place
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