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Climbing at Chudleigh Rock is an inherently dangerous activity and climbers should be aware of the risk of personal injury and death. The landowner (The Clifford Estate), is very supportive of climbing at the crag, but requires that all climbers using the crag have 3rd party liability insurance cover up to £10 million. This is an integral part of BMC or MCofS membership or can be obtained elsewhere providing it gives the same level of cover.

Fixed equipment on the crag has not been installed by the Clifford Estate Company Ltd and is not the responsibility of The Clifford Estate Company Ltd. Please be aware that the fixed equipment is not checked or maintained by the Clifford Estate Company Ltd and the Clifford Estate Company Ltd accepts no liability for the death or injury of any person involved in climbing arising from fixed equipment failure.

Do not light fires - in the past this has caused damage to plants and the local bat colony, and could gain climbers a poor reputation if it happens in future.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 4 April to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

A nesting owl has been reported near Stalactite Direct - avoid this and nearby routes until the young birds have fledged (likely to be in mid-late June). 

Rockfax Description
A retiring little pitch that makes a nice continuation to Barn Owl Crack. Walk 8m right from the finish of Barn Owl Crack and belay at the base of the buttress with a tree growing out of it. Not shown on the topo. Climb steeply up to and past the tree on its right to the top. Worth seeking out but care is needed with some of the rock along the way. © Rockfax


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User Date Notes
stanley milton 16 Apr, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: A few loose bits but plenty of solid holds. Choose carefully
Show beta
βeta: A few loose bits but plenty of solid holds. Choose carefully

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Style of Ascent
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Route of Interest
Whispering Doom

Grade: VD ***
(Elender Cove)

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