3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
When viewed from the mainland, the long seaward edge of Hella Point is an irresistible line. The approach and the climb itself combine to provide a classic outing at the grade. Start on a small ledge below a slab at the base of the arete.
1) 4a, 17m. Climb the slab to a large ledge and belay.
2) 14m. Climb the chimney and move up over blocks to a good ledge and belay.
3) 4b, 12m. Boulder up the wall above the ledge and continue up a chimney to finish. Scramble off and reverse the approach back to the mainland. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
excellent 42 metre, 3 pitch slab

Ticklists: Best slab climbs of the UK, West Country Climbs, Sub Extreme South West Sea Stacks, CUC Climbing Club, Part 1: The Classics.

freemanTom 07/Sep Lead

Mini expedition, gotta climb up to climb down to climb back up and then back down. Had a mini mare on first pitch.

with Brian Sigma
Jim blackford 27/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jul Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Jul Lead
RachelHC 17/Apr AltLd O/S

Finding the route was entertaining, we abbed down to the wrong place, resulting in an unplanned scramble traverse of Hella Point until we found the right ledge! Led P1 - really lovely slab climbing.

with JulianB
Hidden 17/Apr AltLd
Robin Woodward 15/Apr AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2. Nice enough. Pitch 1 was nice, pitch 3 was a bit pointless (so much so I didn't end up doing it and just scrambled off left from the top of pitch 2 after Jenny led up to the summit finding no gear and then went down a short gully facing out west to regain the ledge I had belayed from further around. The approach and descent make this a nice adventure (and not too intimidating with little swell).

Jenny Dart 15/Apr AltLd

Pitches 1 and 3. 1 was a delight, 3 was a waste of time. Proper adventure altogether though. Scramble approach, didn't see the need for an ab as calm seas.

with Robin
ChrisGard 11/Mar AltLd rpt
Gympaul 29/Dec/16 Solo
Hidden 06/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Mattholland96 06/Dec/16 2nd
JC95Evans 06/Dec/16 AltLd O/S
Lizard Ollie 06/Dec/16 AltLd O/S

Jess took P1 and I did P2&3 together. Imagine it would be a Helluva lot nicer if it was dry

Hidden 01/Sep/16 2nd
Hidden 24/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/16 2nd O/S
partz 13/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Lancer 30/May/16 AltLd O/S

P2 and P3 combined- not much point separating them! a picturesque belay on top.

with Age, Steve D
neilstubbs 02/May/16 AltLd rpt

Stef led p1 I led p2, didn't bother with pitch 3!

with Stefan Parkin
Hidden 19/Sep/15 -
ChrisGard 12/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
K_Maywood 12/Sep/15 AltLd
Bullybones 31/Aug/15 Solo
Hidden 19/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/15 2nd
Steve Lenartowicz 27/Jun/15 Lead
with Clare
dready 04/Jun/15 2nd O/S

followed on this pitch one then lead pitch 2 of finger stretcher which was great fun.

whiteexplorer 04/Jun/15 2nd O/S

pitch 1

with joe, Dave Piper
Marti999 16/May/15 Lead O/S
with Debbie
Hidden 09/Apr/15 Lead O/S
JoeE 07/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Ran into 2 pitches, first pitch is lovely

with Sam Taylor, Lauren Kelly
Poco Loco 03/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Climbed in the afternoon after rain in the morning, so missed the first few meters of slab due to tide. A fun outing on an interesting feature.

with Becky
gingerbex 03/Apr/15 2nd O/S

first rock climb of the year

clams ?/Apr/15 Lead

In one pitch. Good little adventure

Hidden ?/Apr/15 AltLd
CatMc ?/Apr/15 2nd
with clams
Hidden ?/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
andrea83 28/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Lead P1 and P3. Nice setting, worthwhile.

with Hamish
Hamish777 28/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

2 stars, 1 for the route and the other for the splendid setting.

with Andrea
jonnysims 02/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Gary Bains
wnlwy 30/Jul/14 Lead
Aimee Louise 23/Jul/14 AltLd
with OliM
omaskrey 23/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

First belay ledge and three/four metres of the route were wet and covered in seaweed so traversed onto the slab from a ledge higher up. I lead 1st and 3rd pitches, Aimee lead the 2nd. very hot day.

simonhammond1966 15/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Chris Cottle and Joel Perkins lead two different parties with 6 of us in total. This is a fantastic route in an incredible situation.

chris.cottle20 15/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Joel Perkin 15/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Bryce Pudding, James Richards
Tom McCabe 18/Jun/14 AltLd

Led first (best!) pitch in middle of rope. Kate led 2nd, and Emma topped out. Trying to ab from summit resulted briefly in a stuck rope. Grand day out.

with Emma Reynolds, Kate Dean
Bob M 27/May/14 Lead
Norman_P_W 27/May/14 2nd
with Bob M
duckhead 26/May/14 2nd O/S
timreynolds 04/May/14 Lead
with Simon
Rob Davies 17/Apr/14 AltLd

P1 slab is very short and top pitch is silly

with Phil Ashton
arandall 22/Nov/13 Solo O/S
JoeCoxson 22/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1 and 3, lovely climbing- pitch 3 completely pointless but did it none the less.

Wendy Watthews 22/Nov/13 AltLd rpt

Led p2

with joe c
JamesColeman 18/Oct/13 TR O/S

Top rope solo. Brilliant route in stunning setting. The bold scramble to set up the ropes at the top and the scramble back off make this quite adventurous.

benny_m 08/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Su
Hidden 08/Aug/13 AltLd
Mark Kemball 06/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
aljezurusrf08 07/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Willow
Will Gordon 27/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Led P2 and 3, Geoff P1.

John Foster 27/Jun/13 AltLd
with Richard
Hidden 27/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/May/13 AltLd O/S
jhb0510 19/May/13 Lead O/S
with Dave Webster
perranman 19/May/13 -
rockpool 06/Apr/13 AltLd

led second pitch

with wendy mathews
Ashley Hold 06/Apr/13 -
with Tim Chamberlain
Wendy Watthews 06/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

p1 paul ran p2&p3 together

Hidden 05/Apr/13 Lead
Philippa Arding ?/Apr/13 Lead
with anna thompson
Hidden 02/Feb/13 2nd
jarodbishop 08/Sep/12 Lead
Luxulyan ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Easy and great fun!

with Kev Brown
MazElden 21/Jul/12 AltLd
with Graeme
neilstubbs 21/Jul/12 AltLd

Stef led p1, lovely pitch with interesting scramble approach. P3 not really worth doing but gets you to he top!

with Stefan Parkin
Hidden 21/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
mike.moss 10/Jul/12 Lead rpt
benwmorgan 10/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/12 2nd
Peter Reynolds ?/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
tomshanti 07/May/12 2nd β

easy but great fun.lovely atmospheric climb with tide rapidly rising.keep well left on the slab for max interest,'move' on first wall p3,easier for the tall

Max Streeton 07/May/12 Lead
Hidden 06/May/12 Lead O/S
tmather ?/May/12 AltLd
gingerking ?/May/12 AltLd O/S
Slick 08/Apr/12 AltLd
krispy_fish2000 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Tom
Hidden 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
RockaJo 08/Apr/12 AltLd

I led the second & third pitches as one. A great route! Loved the bouldery section, which didn't stump me as I had thought it might. Got a lot of rope drag by joining pitches though and wasn't sure where the end of the route was. Really fun an enjoyable route.

with Rich Morgan
Hidden 08/Apr/12 AltLd
oscaig 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Nice easy route with classy grey rippled first pitch slab. Fun but easy chimney on 2nd pitch and boulder problem moves start to 3rd.

with R Tidy
martroberts ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Fantastic outing for the grade including the scramble down. Very atmospheric starting just above the sea

Hidden 11/Mar/12 AltLd
Sarah Welsh 11/Mar/12 AltLd O/S


Ana Broad ?/Mar/12 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
Lumbering Oaf 21/Aug/11 AltLd

It's all about the first pitch. The other two are inferior by comparison. Salacious severe slabby fun. Led pitches 1 & 3.

manbat 21/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

I took the second pitch. Really easy pitch, after getting into the chimney, the rest is just a short scramble

paul horabin 18/Aug/11 Lead O/S
fi15 ?/Aug/11 2nd
FragOcon 26/Jun/11 AltLd
Alan100 29/Apr/11 AltLd

First pitch is lovely a lovely slab - there isn't much gear but you don't need it ;)

mattshort 29/Apr/11 AltLd
mattshort 24/Apr/11 AltLd
with Phil Porter
RichardMc 24/Apr/11 Lead
with Tony Williams, Pete Stokes
BALD EAGLE 23/Apr/11 AltLd
with Rob Horler
Joby 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S

led all but the bottom half of the first pitch as the tide was on its way in..

with Alice Fuller
Hidden 08/Apr/11 Lead
alice fuller ?/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Joby
Neil D 20/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and P3.

Betha. 20/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

led p.2

with Neil D
Graham T 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Lovely sunny afternoon after getting rained on in the morning. Intended on single pitching it, but tide caused a hurried change of plans due to seconds not wanting to get wet

Filthy 23/Oct/10 Lead
with Tom Simpson, James Dell
dellboy 23/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Only climbed the top 2 pitches due to the big swell. Traversed in at 10 foot below the first belay.

spragglerocks 03/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1.

Hoyes 03/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Batt 03/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Wicked route for a fun day off. Not low tide but can traverse in from higher ledge at bottom of ab in. Nice big ledges all way up. Really worth it.

cas smerdon 30/Aug/10 AltLd
with adam
Adam1973 30/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/10 AltLd
nickstephens 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S
erinbastian 05/Jun/10 2nd O/S

got by a wave at the bottem and climbed it soaked.

with Ken Mayo
andy jennings 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with Momber
Master Chief 27/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Led first/best pitch!!

with Jeremy
jgclimb 27/Apr/10 AltLd

funny how masterchief bagsied the best pitch...afraid of getting his feet wet perhaps!

with tom
Orifice 16/Apr/10 Lead
with Stafford Dyer, James Dell
dellboy 16/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Stafford Dyer, Jason Ellway
Richard Morgan 11/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Lead P2. Lovely position by the sea. Guidebook approach not necessarily the best once you have gotten through the 'maze of boulders'. The easily confused 'boulder bridge' is the area of black boulders. P3 has a nice boulder problem start but then turns into crappy scrambling over boulders covered in long-stranded lichen that prevents friction and breaks off to blow into your eyes! May be better to go left at the top of P2 and back to the approach. All in all al lovely outing!

hazeysunshine 03/Apr/10 AltLd
with Dave
Ybot Htulk ?/Apr/10 AltLd

An interesting approach, no people and a lovely little climb, except the top pitch

with Richard
westong ??/2010 -
chris j 10/Sep/09 Lead
with Doug
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
mbambi ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with nic
Hidden 04/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
crobinson 04/Jan/09 AltLd
with Tom Last
paulh1967 ??/2009 -
Hidden 14/Jun/08 2nd
akhughes ?/Sep/06 Lead
mooseloose 15/Aug/06 Lead

1st pitch straight forward until slopey gritstone style balancy move to finish.

with Nina
petehaz 25/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Clare & Mike
Bob Peters ??/2006 -
westong 01/Jun/04 AltLd
Hidden 01/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
John Southworth ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Vicky Munn
Mark Davies PK ?/Jun/03 2nd O/S
with Laura
Hidden 29/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Bullybones ??/2000 -
Raggar 15/Apr/99 AltLd
with jamie
stuart100 12/May/98 Lead O/S
with Claire Graham
babymoac 12/Apr/98 -
with George
andy_pemberton ??/1998 Solo
with Steve Gooberman Hill
Rog Wilko ?/Mar/97 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Iain Thow 10/May/96 Solo
Hidden 26/Aug/95 AltLd O/S
colin milton 16/Apr/95 AltLd
with eric milton
Hidden ?/Apr/95 -
Cat on a Hot Thin Roof ?/Jul/90 Lead O/S

Not a bad little route. A dearth of thread placements once you reach the scrambly bit at the top...

with Linda Roberts
RichardMc 06/Apr/85 Lead
with Jon Clifford-Smith
The Reaper 02/Apr/83 Lead O/S
Nigel Bond 02/Sep/81 Solo
RichardMc 14/Apr/77 Lead
with Robin Praeger
Dave Musgrove 06/Jun/71 Solo
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