Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 9m a.s.l
George McEwan enjoying a relaxed day at Latheronwheel © Hannah Appleton
Tidal and Non-Tidal sea cliffs, with good climbs at all grades. Unspoiled and quiet area with lots of wildlife, including sea otters and seals.
The place to come for mid grade climbers, with Stepping Out and Don't Think Twice essential ticks.
No Restrictions, easy 10 min walk from ample parking at harbour. No bird restrictions, but quite a few present on cliffs. Beware of the interesting blow hole on the walk in, now marked by a fence to prevent people toppling in from above!
|First tried to climb here in October. There was an onshore wind and a high sea. The rock was incredibly greasy and the "non-tidal" slabs were being lashed by waves, so gave up.
Returned in the spring to find lovely sandstone with the usual levels of friction! Really interesting rock, great setting, some really high quality routes.
A fair number of nesting sea birds are present here and there on the cliffs in Spring and early Summer, but many (most?) of the routes are not affected. Curious seals pop their heads out of the water to investigate climbers and razorbills and guillimots fly past heading along the coast.
JiveWeasel - 19/Jun/12
|Didn't look anything special from the top, but this is a lovely little crag with great rock, and well worth a visit if you are passing by
jonny taylor - 02/May/11
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