Climbs 37
Rocktype Limestone

Faces all

The traverse from Split Ends © willbatho

Crag features

Steep limestone trad climbs on variable rock but it is generally sounder than it looks at first sight. Just take care topping out. It can be a suntrap in winter as well as summer and since it has east, west and south facing walls it is easy to follow the sun throughout the day. The fact some climbs are non tidal also helps extend a day out.

November 2014

7 new stakes (marked with orange string) were placed so it should be possible to belay on two stakes in most instances. Some loose rock was also removed and lots of routes checked.

Recommended climbs..

At VS - Saracen and Wings of a Dove (superb but perhaps HVS 4c)

At HVS - Berry Red Wall and Fowler's Dolly Mixture - classic subterranean excursions.

At E1 - Lady of Shame and Chuck Berry. Both are very steep and juggy.

At E2 - La Rage - a pumpy two pitch traverse requiring a proficient second

Man Bites Dog - an old school test piece. Very physical steep crack climbing.

At E3 - Infidelity and Up the Aunty are perfectly acceptable onsight propositions.

At E4 - Foaming at the Mouth (well protected with new threads 2014) and A drop in the Ocean are classic big overhangs.

New route info can be found here

Approach notes

Park as for Berry Head. Walk back along the access road to the car park and take a footpath on the L which soon emerges at the cliff top at a spectacular zawn. Follow it past a stone stile, past Cradle Rock and past a metal gate into the holiday camp on the R. 10 m further on take a path LW's which contours the slope and then curves left down a ridge toward the pinnacle of Durl Rock which is connected to the mainland by a tidal causeway.

Massive rockfall winter 2014/15 has greatly altered the chimney of Pigeon Post. The exit looks exciting.
Kafoozalem - 09/Feb/15
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  North Bay
2 Dooby Ducks Disco Bus
HVS 5b  
3 Hydrophobics HVS 5a 4
4 Gravity's Angel
E4 5c * 1
5 Dog Bites Back E1 5b 2
6 Split Ends E1 5a * 2
7 Man bites dog E2 5b * 4
8 Star Trekking E4 6a **  
9 La Rage
E2 5b * 3
10 Chuck Berry
E1 5b 2
11 Berry Red Wall HVS 5a ** 2
12 Fowler's Dolly Mixture HVS 5a * 1
13 Lady of Shame E1 5b * 6
14 Lap it up
E2 5b 3
Climb name Grade
15 Flange Pan
E2 5b  
16 Foaming at the mouth E4 5c *** 7
  Durl Rock
18 Bath Time
VS 4b 1
19 Cot Death
VS 4c * 1
20 Foetal Attraction
HVS 4c  
21 Cradle Snatcher HS 4b * 3
22 Lullaby Baby S 2
23 Chi D 1
  South Bay
25 Pigeon Post HVS 4c  
26 Wings of a Dove
VS 4c * 3
27 Rip Van Winkle
E2 5b 1
28 Ripping Yarns
E3 5c 1
Climb name Grade
29 A drop in the ocean
E4 6a **  
30 Pidgin English
E1 5b 1
31 Monster Munch E6 6b *  
32 Dragnet
33 Infidel
E1 5b * 3
34 Up the Aunty E3 5b 5
35 Infidelity E3 5c 4
36 Cod gives you a stiffy
E1 5b  
37 Wheat crunchies E6 6a *  
38 Saracen
VS 4c 1
39 Bouncing Babies
HVS 5a 1
40 Paper Tiger VS 4c 2

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