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At UKC we are all climbers and we understand the strong urge to be outdoors as the weather is finally improving, but we feel this is no longer socially acceptable. You can read our statement here.

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Climbs 48
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 44m a.s.l

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Josie on Pill box original © daddy day care

Crag features

Located on Marine Drive, roughly 1km along the road from Parisella's Cave.

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Approach notes

There are currently no access issues and there is parking alongside the Pill Box Wall (although you can walk up in no time from the cave, where there are more spaces).

Restricted Access

Due to suspect rock and the proximity of the public road, climbing is only permitted on routes which are between the green painted marker posts and have fixed lower-offs. Routes and areas of cliff between the red painted posts are banned due to instable rock and the risk of falling rock injuring passers-by. All routes finish at BMC installed and maintained lower-offs - and on no account should climbers continue beyond these to the top of the crag due to the increased risk of falling rock and to protect rare and protected plant species.


Climbing is only allowed after 6pm on the routes above the Marine Drive during Bank Holiday weekends and during the school summer holiday July 8th until Sept 15th, 

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 26 March to 18 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

Thanks all - the choughs have successfully fledged three young chicks and the restrctions has been lifted on June 18th


New Seasonal Climbing Restriction Mayfair Wall March 2018 until June 30th

Choughs are nesting  right in the middle of  the routes Contusion/Mayfair and as these birds have special legal protection, the routes Contusion, Mayfair, Julio Juvenito, Carrigan's Groove, Masterplan,  Masterclass, Harry the Clamp, Disilluioned Screw Machine and Thunder road are restricted until June 30th.  It is a criminal offence to disturb nesting Choughs. The restriction will be lifted immediately when the birds fledge or if the nest fails.  Signs are in place at the base of the cliff. 

In addition in most years , Kesterels nest on the route Norman's Wisdom in the Testament Area. Please do not climb that route or the two routes either side until the birds have fledged, which should be the end of June.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Millenium Drive V9 ** 5
2 Last Orders V6 ** 21
3 Last Orders SDS V7 * 7
4 Last Rites V8+ ** 8
5 Last Rites SDS V9 ** 1
6 Pill Thrill V7 * 2
7 Pill Thrill SDS V8+ * 1
8 The Greek
V6 ** 125
9 The Greek SDS V8 ** 16
10 Whisky Bitch
V8 ** 70
11 Ain't No Party Like a Pill Box Party V7 ** 7
12 Ain't No Party Like a Pill Box Party (direct) V8 ** 12
13 Original Party V9 ** 3
14 Gaskins Problem V13 ***  
15 Drink Driving V12 *** 1
16 One For the Road V12 ** 1
17 Jack the Greek V9 ** 5
Climb name Grade
18 Jack Daniels Connection V8 ** 40
19 Pill Box Original
V6 ** 204
20 Millenium Greek V8+ ** 1
21 Millenium Party V10 *** 1
22 Jack Daniels/Ain't No Party V8+ ** 4
23 The Malteser V9 * 3
24 Whisky Bitch SDS
V8+ 9
25 Last Drink V12 ** 1
26 Jack the Drunk V12 * 1
27 Chris' Link V8+ ** 2
28 Ain't No Party Like a Pill Box Party SDS
V8+ 3
29 The Malteser/Last Orders V10 1
30 Last Malteser V11 **  
31 Chocolate Wall V8 ** 7
32 Screwball V8+ * 1
33 Mr Whippy V7 ** 65
Climb name Grade
  Drive By Wall
35 Drive By
V8 ** 2
36 Where's My Hippo V6 ** 41
37 Hip Hop f6C+ ** 33
38 Hip Hop SDS
f7A ** 20
39 Regulate f6C+ * 2
40 Regulate SDS
f7A * 1
41 Wheres my hippo sds *
f7A *** 11
42 Keep Forgettin' *
f6A+ ** 26
43 Keep forgettin' sds *
f6B+ ** 11
44 Blue eyed soul *
f6B * 13
45 Blue eyed soul sds *
f6C * 6
46 Where's My Hip Hop * f7A+ * 5
47 Les Bos * f7A * 5
48 Where's My Regulate *
V7 1
49 Where's My Dildo *
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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