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At UKC we are all climbers and we understand the strong urge to be outdoors as the weather is finally improving. Please proceed with caution though.

70m, 3 pitches. The direct line on the highest cliff in Torquay is a mountain climb by the sea, with a magnificent top pitch. It is described in the 2018 S. Devon guide with a detour onto P2 of Gilgamesh, as originally presented in the 1971 Ed. of S W Climbs. P1 and P2 are Avon-esque, absorbing and quite bold in places. Red and brown tricams useful. Fully restored and then led March 2017, with top pitch free.
P3 - update to 2018 guide - tough moves on the headwall have two new (2017) low corrosion pegs, supplementing the good rope thread above. Plus small wire back-ups if you can spot 'em. E2 or E3 on-sight? Give us your vote...

Direct finish - Pat Littlejohn, H. Clarke Sep/1974.


South West Climbs - Pat Littlejohn (1st Ed.)


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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 12 Oct, 2017 Lead dnf
LeeHogarth ??, 2017 2nd O/S
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Route of Interest

Direct Start (The Fifth Appendage)

Grade: E2 5c ***