Climbs 30
Rocktype Gneiss

Faces S

Crag features

This crag is split in two by an easy section of rock which has the blowhole which gives the crag it's name. Routes can only be climbed near low tide - about 2 hours either side of low water on a spring for the western (Soapy) area.

The blowhole starts to work about 2 hours after low water on a rising tide depending on swell.

Approach notes

No bird restrictions. Park as for Gull Zawn and walk down the valley with the drystone wall east of La Congrelle. Scramble down on the eastern side of the stream, the first climbs are in the back of the bay just west of the stream ('Soapy' area), the rest are round to the east through the arches.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Soapy Bay
2 Tramontana E1 5b  
3 Hurricane
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E1 5b *  
4 Stormtrooper
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E2 5b **  
5 Scotch Mist
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HVS 5a *  
6 Tempest HVS 5a  
7 Stuck in a rut
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HS 1
8 Snatch
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HVS 5a 5
9 Snitch VD * 7
10 Scoter
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HVS 5b  
11 Soapy S 5
12 Apple Crumble VD 3
13 Fritters S 3
  Before the arch
15 Stitch that Jimmy HS 4b 2
16 Glasgow Kiss VS 4c 2
17 Wabash
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VS 5a  
18 Shabwa S  
19 Shabwa variation S 2
20 Dogleg
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E1 5b  
  Through the arch
22 Not Worth the Effort D 1
23 Sea Slug
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HS 4b 1
24 Good Morning Slug
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E1 5b  
25 Morning Wall D 1
26 Acapulco
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HS 4b  
27 Birami
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S  
  Boulder filled gully & cave
29 Lentement
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VS 4b  
30 Merlin
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HS 4b  
31 Harrier
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S 4b  
  Inlet
33 Whose Blue Suede Shoes?
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HVS 5a  
  Obvious red corner
35 Heavy Weather
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HVS 5a  
36 Make or Break
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VS 4c  
  Unsorted climbs

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