Climbs 124
Rocktype Gneiss

Faces S

The big slab of 'Grass Trip' - Guernsey's version of the Devil's slide © Toerag

Crag features

The biggest crag in the island. Rock is a pink/orange gneiss which tends to form slabs and overlaps (Think of Ochre slab at Bosigran). Some superb lines are here including the classic VS of 'Floating Rib', many are non-tidal.
Some routes are protected by the odd Piton from before 1996, these are deemed untrustworthy.
Rock quality ranges from good to loose, some lines are quite dirty & grassy due to a lack of traffic.

Approach notes

No bird restrictions, although seagulls & Cormorants nest on the crags. Abseil in recommended, as is getting someone from the GMC to show you the quickest ways down (see www.gmc.org.gg). 'Cato' > 'Mortally Wounded' are non-tidal (if the sea's not rough) and easily accessible by abseiling from a good boulder at the top of 'Floating Rib'. 'Original Route'>'Grass Trip Direct' are also non-tidal and best accessed using the scramble down to Sea wall. As Le Bigard stack is climbable on neaps it's an option to setup a tyrolean traverse to get back to dry land - there may be a big sling in place on the stack halfway down to tie onto.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Sunset Bay
2 Trundler's Corner
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HVS 5a  
3 Paternoster
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HVS 4c  
4 A Touch Too Much
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VS 4c  
5 Back 'n' Foot to Oblivion
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VD  
6 Kiwi Crack
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D  
7 Nowt
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E1 5b *  
8 Next to Nowt
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VS 5a  
9 Sunspot
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VS 4c  
10 Hash
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VD  
11 Sunset Crack
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S  
12 Mantleshelf
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S  
13 Sunset Flute
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HS 4b  
14 Rock Punk
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VD  
15 Drainpipe Crack VS 4c  
16 Rat out of Hell a.k.a. Guttersnipe E4 6b  
17 Wall Street Shuffle
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E3 6a ***  
18 Shaking Flakes
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HVS 5b **  
19 Oil Drum
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S  
20 Bottletop
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HS 4b  
  Corbiere Slab
22 Vandal
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E1 5b  
23 Retire to Guernsey E1 5b * 1
24 Cacafuego
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VS 5a  
25 Astroglide
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S 1
26 Spitfire
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E1 5b  
27 Pink Haze
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D 1
28 Deceitful Lady
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VS 4b  
29 Quick Retreat
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S 1
  Corbiere Stack
31 Libra
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VS 5b  
32 Footloose
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VS 4c  
33 Rufous
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E1 5b *  
34 Emma
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S  
35 Emma Variation
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VS 4b  
36 Harlequin
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HVS 5a  
37 Masquerade
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HVS 5a *  
38 Tumble
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HVS 5a  
39 Gelert's Groove
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HVS 5a * 1
40 Gelert's Groove - Direct Finish
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none  
41 Corbomight E6 6b **  
42 The Bean
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VS 5a  
43 Bean and Gone VS 5a  
44 Freebee
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S 4b  
45 Edgehog S  
46 The Jam
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HS 4b  
  Main Cliff
48 Brief Encounter HVS 4c  
49 Virgo
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S  
50 Easy Groove
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D  
51 Off-shore Trades VS 4b  
52 Blitz
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HVS 4c  
53 Jericho Jazz
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VS 4b 1
54 Ad Infinitum
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E1 5b  
55 Le Chien Bodu
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E2 5b *  
56 Crown of Thorns E1 5b *** 4
57 King of the Jews
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E2 5b **  
58 Boogie to Bethlehem HVS 5a * 1
59 Autumn Madness
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E1 5b *  
60 Indian Summer
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E1 5b *** 1
61 Botany Bay
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S  
62 Wolf In Sheep's Clothing
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E3 6a  
63 Lefthand crack
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M 2
64 Centre Crack
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HS 4b 1
65 Righthand crack
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M 1
66 Cato
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HVS 5a *  
67 Chicken Run E3 5c *  
68 Rabbit Run
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E3 5c *  
69 Fracture VS 5a 3
70 Spare Rib VS 4c 4
71 Straw Dogs
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E3 6a * 1
72 The Lynx HVS 5a *** 5
73 Floating Rib a.k.a. Pink Panther VS 4c ** 13
74 Cassolette
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HS 4a  
75 Clouseau
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HVS 5a *  
76 Incision E1 5b  
77 Partners in Crime E2 6a 1
78 999 HS 4b 9
79 Harelip
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VS 4c  
80 666
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HVS 5a  
81 Pink Pussy
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VD 1
82 Morendo Wall
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E1 5b *  
83 Mortally wounded E3 5b *  
84 The Blowhole S *  
85 Blowout
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HVS 5a  
  Central Slab
87 Original Route VD 2
88 Campion
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HVS 4c *  
89 Climb with no name HVS 5a  
90 Cat's Cradle
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HVS 5a  
  Central Buttress
92 Central Buttress Access / Rockfall info summit  
93 Central Buttress Climb
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HS 4b  
94 The Golden Fleece
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E1 5a  
95 Handful of Dust
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S 4b  
96 Pitch Black
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VS 5a  
97 A Fistfull of Dollars HVS 4c  
98 Crushed Asian Traverse
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E1 5b *  
  Grass Trip area
100 Grass Trip HS 4b * 4
101 Grass Trip Direct VS 4c 4
102 Project - above grass trip none  
  Le Bigard Stack
104 Nester's Crack
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HS 4b  
105 Swing'in in the Rain
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VS 4c 3
106 Mafioso
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HVS 5b  
107 Dark Secret
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S 7
108 Le Bigard Arete
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VS 5a  
109 Spirit of the Age
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HVS 5a ***  
110 Animal Magic HVS 5a ** 1
111 Sarcophagus HVS 5a * 1
112 The Roaring Silence
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VS 5a ** 4
113 Damnation Alley
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E1 5c  
114 Quasar
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HVS 5a  
115 Blinded by the Light
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D 3
116 Birdy Franklin
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HVS 5b  
  Sea Wall
118 Highwayman
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HVS 5a  
119 Yellow Peril
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HVS 5a  
120 Deception
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E1 5b  
121 The Undercover Man
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HVS 4c  
122 Bohu
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E1 5b  
123 Stormy Sunday
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HVS 5b  
124 Lazy Sunday
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S 8
125 Electric Horseman
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HVS 5a  
126 Speed Freak
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HVS 5a * 7
127 Topectomy Crack
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HVS 5a 4
128 Thunder
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S 7
129 Lightning
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S 4a *** 9
130 The Flasher
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HVS 5a  
131 No Rest for the Wicked
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HVS 5a * 2
132 A Fetish for Fur
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HVS 5a  
133 Backbender S 4a 1
  Unsorted

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