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Surrounded by fantastic beaches the popular climbing area of Baggy point features excellent slab climbing on metamorphosed sandstone. With grades ranging from Mod to E7 with several routes graded XS. Have a look at the climbing on Cheesegrater Cliff and Concrete wall for something much more adventurous. 

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 15 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

Following a review of climbing restrictions at Baggy Point, the historical restriction on the Long Rock was lifted in 2013. This means that both the Long Rock and the Promontory are unrestricted, but the remaining climbing areas from Scrattling Zawn to Concrete Wall inclusive and Central Walls to Slab Cove inclusive are still restricted for the duration of the nesting season.

There is still a slightly confusing white marker at the top of the descent to the Long Rock, however the restriction definitely no longer applies to this part of the headland. The National Trust are aware of this and will move the marker at some point in the future, but given a busy summer work schedule this may not be for some time. In the meantime, please feel free to access this part of the crag. Many thanks to the National Trust for their help with this.

Rockfax Description
The finest route on the The Promontory that follows the mid-height diagonal overlap via sustained and intricate climbing. Start 4m right of the arete at the base of the slab.
1) 4c, 18m. Climb up left easily to a thin crack just left of a narrow corner. Follow the cracks to a small, sloping stance on a red/brown ledge. Belay on good wires.
2) 5b, 20m. Move up and right, above the overlap, for 3m and then make a tricky move back down right to good holds beneath it. Traverse right to a small flake on the slab before moving up to and following the overlap right until it breaks horizontally right. Climb the crack for 4m to a small stance. Belay on good wires.
3) 4b, 28m. Follow the crack until vegetated ground is reached. Pick a way up this with care. Belay on a stake. © Rockfax


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evhall 23 Aug, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Trust your feet!.. On p2 the second needs to be more confident than the first
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βeta: Trust your feet!.. On p2 the second needs to be more confident than the first
Iain Weymouth 6 May, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: 2 bomber stakes at the top
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βeta: 2 bomber stakes at the top

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High E1
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High 5c
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Formula One

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