Altitude 47m a.s.l
CE getting his leg over... © simon wooster
POTENTIALLY THE MOST CONVENIENT CRAG IN SOUTH DEVON
South facing, quick drying, just above sea level and non tidal, sheltered sun trap of weathered natural limestone. Free parking at the top of the crag, solid belay posts every 6 feet at the top of the routes. Glorious views of Torbay and the English Riviera. Now with easy and safe 3 min path access to the base of the crag. The routes are generally no higher than 22 m and with railings all the way along the top has great top rope potential. The crag will only improve with greater use and 2017 is a great opportunity to get this crag back into regular use and also new route potential.
However, this crag has been neglected for some time and has some vegatation and loose rock which is being cleared /cleaned by keen locals. The base of the crag has also been neglected by the landowner and abused by fly tippers.
NEW ACCESS PATH TO CLIFF BASE 2016
There is now a new safe easy access path to get to the base of the crag. Head east from the car park following the steps and railings, where the steps end turn south towards the sea across a flattish area of cleared ground to a heavily coppiced sycamore stump at the edge of the cleared area. Follow the path steeply at first down the side of the sycamore then contour west and then up through Holm Oaks to reach the base of the cliff. The path is still rough at present and cuts through dense brambles/ thorns.
it is also possible to abseil in directly from the car park railings or take a very exposed traverse (watch for bad step) in from the top edge of the cliff by hoping over the railings half way down the steps.
|More cleared and cleaned routes, perfect sheltered dry winter venue sun trap.|
Chris Ebbutt - 17/Nov/16