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Climbs 71
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 47m a.s.l
Faces S

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CE getting his leg over... © Anaconda

Crag features

 

South facing, quick drying, just above sea level and non tidal, sheltered sun trap of weathered natural limestone. Free parking at the top of the crag, solid belay posts every 6 feet at the top of the routes. Glorious views of Torbay and the English Riviera. Now with easy and safe 3 min path access to the base of the crag. The routes are generally no higher than 22 m and with railings all the way along the top has great top rope potential. The Ravine is now fully accessible via the path and routes are appearing from under the ivy. The crag will only improve with greater use and 2020 is a great opportunity to get this crag back into regular use and also new route potential.

However, this crag has been neglected for some time and has some vegatation and loose rock which is being cleared /cleaned  by keen locals. The base of the crag has also been neglected by the landowner and abused by fly tippers.

Approach notes

NEW ACCESS PATH TO CLIFF BASE 2016

There is now a new safe easy access path to get to the base of the crag. Head east from the car park following the steps and railings, where the steps end turn south towards the sea across a flattish area of cleared ground to a heavily coppiced sycamore stump at the edge of the cleared area. Follow the path steeply at first down the side of the sycamore then contour west and then up through Holm Oaks to reach the base of the cliff.

it is also possible to abseil in directly from the car park railings or take a very exposed traverse (watch for bad step) in from the top edge of the cliff by hoping over the railings half way down the steps.

Guidebooks

The Ravine is now open for routes, clear easy access to some heavily weathered and featured rock. Coldfinger restored after nearly 50 years! Enjoy
Chris Ebbutt - 25/Oct/18
Large rockfall above Love's labour's lost, Romeo and Juliet and Comedy of Errors has now been cleaned and scaled of larger debris and soil cornice. Bottom sections of all 3 routes are still dirty/muddy at present but should clean quickly with more rain and traffic.
Chris Ebbutt - 03/Apr/18
Large rockfall has come from above the large overhang forming the LH wall to the Romeo and Juliet exit chimney. Suggest giving the routes in the corner a wide berth at the moment.
Chris Ebbutt - 03/Feb/18
More cleared and cleaned routes, perfect sheltered dry winter venue sun trap.
Chris Ebbutt - 17/Nov/16
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