Climbs 232
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 20m a.s.l
Faces S

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Melissa Le Nevé attempting the onsight of Cider Soak, 8a © veronicamelkonian

Crag features

The climbs of Anstey's Cove offer ultra-modern and desperate sport climbs on the Ferocity Wall and some slightly easier sport on the Mitre Buttress. There is also the oddity of the Cocytus Wall which hasn't made its mind up yet whether it is a sport or trad venue. The setting for all the crags is magnificent and the beach is only a stroll away.

Anstey's Cove gets plenty of sun and is a good choice in cool weather, whereas in the summer it can become extremely warm.

Approach notes

Take the footpath signed to Walls Hill Downs from beside The Range retail outlet. Bear right to the top of the descent path which is clearly marked 'closed'. 

LOST PHONE!! 📱 Hey all, was climbing at Anstey’s cove - Empire wall today (Thursday 13th July) and lost my iPhone 8, black with cracked screen and insulation tape on the front. If anyone found it, could you DM me please? Could have been on the platform near Heathen man.
Liamg20025 - 13/Jul/23
Parking update 23rd april 2015 The car park is now owned by The Range and they will begin clamping cars staying over two hours next week.
phil456 - 23/Apr/15
Last time we went, the cameras on the garden centre car park were gone. We have parked there several times recently without problems.
JohnS - 28/Oct/09
Alternative parking accross the main road on a side street (turn right out of the carpark and then the next left) . only adds a minute to the approach. Mark Glaister 19/7/2008
Mark Glaister - 19/Jul/08
Note that the car parking seems to be 2 hours only since the DIY centre changed hands. Alternative parking nearby is scarce
midgets of the world unite - 01/Jul/08
That fence has been there for years. Midgets... is right, the rockfall is old, the cafe now gone and climber's access is still via the fence above the Empire wall. No change there. Just be discrete. However, popped down July 25th, parked at the hotel and walked in from Anstey's Cove proper across Redgate Beach. Just as enjoyable a walk and perhaps better than the permanent dog-shit in the alley next to the (now)cheap DIY and garden shop.
Ben Thorne - 17/Aug/05
with respect to access comments above - redgate beach was closed following the rockfall which affected the cafe. The climbing is unaffected and most climbers cross the fence by the closure signs and descend a short, steep slope to the path. To my knowledge, there has been no problems encountered by anyone at this crag.
midgets of the world unite - 13/Jul/05
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