Climbs 34
Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 29m a.s.l
Faces SE

Crag features

The southeast side of the West Hill is a sandstone cliff that rises around 50m in a number of tiers from a flat grassy area at the bottom. It faces the sea and is a lovely suntrap. The sun-facing rocks dry quickly, however, the opposite sides remain damp for a lot longer.

The routes that have been produced so far range from f3-f6b. With plenty of scope for many more climbs of similar grades or harder.

Take a second rope for belays.

Also take a brush, as unfortunately the local kids think it is funny to smash glass on the rocks. I advise checking the top outs of climbs first to make sure they are clean.

Approach notes

There is free parking on the West Hill around Priory Road. Otherwise there is parking on the sea-front.


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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  *Lower Tier*
  Lower Tier West End
3 Buttress f3 2
4 Corner 1 f4 2
5 Bay Face f5 2
6 Bay Corner f4 1
7 Face 1
f4 2
8 Face 2
f4 2
9 Face 3
f4 2
10 Face 4
f4 2
11 Groove Left
f4 2
12 Groove Right
f4 2
  Left Boulder
14 Scoop Sit start f4+ 1
15 Arete sit start f4+ 1
Climb name Grade
  Right Boulder
  Back Wall
18 Crown of Thorns f3+ 1
19 Thorn in my side f4 1
20 Diagonal Crack f3 1
21 Go Wide! f5 1
22 Easy Groove f3 1
23 Cetacean Style f4+ 1
25 Pependicularis f5+ 1
26 Yucky Bottom Face f5+ 1
27 Reach for the sky... none 6a  
28 Occams Razor f6B 1
  Croft's Boulder
30 Little Prow f6A 1
31 Croft's ArĂȘte (Direct) f5 2
Climb name Grade
32 Diversion f5 1
  Grooved Top Wall
34 Thorny Issue f6A+ 1
35 Centre
f5 1
36 West Wing
f4 1
  Blank Wall
38 After the Rain f6C 1
  Indented Wall
40 Rock Up f5 1
41 Slippery when wet
f3 1
  Eastern Boulder
43 Eastern Promise f4+ 1
  *Upper Tier*
  Split Pinnacle
46 Wee Mon f5 1
47 Wook O6-OPEN PROJECT f7B  

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