Climbs 30
Rocktype Granite

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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West Country Climbs

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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 
2Joshua Tree
E2 5c 2
VD 2
4Dowser's Route/Porthgwarra FaceVD ***126
D 1
6Porthgwarra Crack
VD 40
7ShawangunkVS 4b *73
8Shawangunk( (variation)
VS 4c 15
9Porthgwarra ChimneyS 4a **82
10Kilroy Wasn't Here
HS 4b 3
 Panda Buttress 
12Games Surfers Play
S 4a 4
13Panda Chimneys
S 4a  
14Panda Wall
HVS 5a  
15Panda Crawl
S 1
16Front Piece
D 1
17Child of the Moon
E3 6a  
S 4a 5
20Merde del Buffalino
VS 4c 2
21Ebony Crack
E2 5c **2
22Fluid Connections
HVS 5a 1
23Sun ShadowHVS 5a *15
24Finger Stretcher
E3 6a 2
26Helluva SlabS 4a **174
27Sammy's slab
S 4b 8
28Son of Satan
E8 6c 1

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