Climbs 30
Rocktype Granite
Altitude Tidal
Faces S

First ascent: Son of Satan (E8 6c) © M. Edwards

Crag features

A much quieter alternative to Chair Ladder, with mostly lower grade routes in a fine setting. A few harder offerings on Hella Wall which faces NW. Single and multi-pitch routes up to 160 ft.

Approach notes

Tidal on some parts, and all climbs affected by heavy swells.
From Porthgwarra car park (pay and display), walk back towards the cove and follow the coast path to the right for about 400m until the conical pinnacle of Hella Point comes into view.

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Guidebooks

West Country Climbs

West Country Climbs is a major Rockfax guide to one of the UK’s most celebrated, sunny and diverse climbing regions. The book is fashioned in Rockfax’s award-winning layout and design, and copiously illustrated with action photographs of the climbs and cliffs that reflect the quality and variety of climbing experiences to be had on offer in the UK’s most popular holiday destination - the West Country. This is a selected route and buttress guidebook which covers the best 900 routes from the crags listed below.
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West Cornwall & Supplement (2000)
Helluva Slab is well worth a visit, lovely situation and good climbing. Once you;ve lost the tide at chair ladder take the five minutes walk to go do it.
James Richardson - 24/Sep/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Porthgwarra Buttress
2 Joshua Tree
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E2 5c 2
3 Porthcrawl
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VD 2
4 Dowser's Route/Porthgwarra Face VD *** 137
5 Jordanaire
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D 1
6 Porthgwarra Crack
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VD 38
7 Shawangunk VS 4b * 76
8 Shawangunk( (variation)
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VS 4c 15
9 Porthgwarra Chimney S 4a ** 86
10 Kilroy Wasn't Here
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HS 4b 3
  Panda Buttress
12 Games Surfers Play
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S 4a 4
13 Panda Chimneys
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S 4a  
14 Panda Wall
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HVS 5a  
15 Panda Crawl
-
S 1
16 Front Piece
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D 1
17 Child of the Moon
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E3 6a  
18 Panda
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S 4a 5
  HELLA WALL
20 Merde del Buffalino
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VS 4c 2
21 Ebony Crack
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E2 5c ** 2
22 Fluid Connections
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HVS 5a 1
23 Sun Shadow HVS 5a * 16
24 Finger Stretcher
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E3 6a 2
  HELLUVA SLAB
26 Helluva Slab S 4a ** 166
27 Sammy's slab
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S 4b 8
28 Son of Satan
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E8 6c 1

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