Climbs 30
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 30m a.s.l
Faces S

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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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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
E2 5c 2
3 Porthcrawl
VD 3
4 Dowser's Route/Porthgwarra Face VD *** 165
5 Jordanaire D 2
6 Porthgwarra Crack
VD 42
7 Shawangunk VS 4b * 94
8 Shawangunk( (variation)
VS 4c 16
9 Porthgwarra Chimney S 4a ** 105
10 Kilroy Wasn't Here
HS 4b 5
Climb name Grade
  Panda Buttress
12 Panda Chimneys
S 4a  
13 Games Surfers Play
S 4a 4
14 Panda Wall
HVS 5a  
15 Panda Crawl
S 1
16 Front Piece
D 1
17 Child of the Moon
E3 6a *  
18 Panda
S 4a 8
20 Merde del Buffalino
VS 4c 2
Climb name Grade
21 Ebony Crack
E2 5c ** 2
22 Fluid Connections
HVS 5a 2
23 Sun Shadow HVS 5a * 14
24 Finger Stretcher
E3 6a 2
26 Helluva Slab S 4a ** 217
27 Sammy's slab
S 4b 9
28 Son of Satan
E8 6c 1

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