Altitude 11m a.s.l
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The rock is Devonian Era (400 million year old) metamorphised sandstone. Bouldering can be found east and west of the village. A good selection of problems of all angles. Low friction, wave polished, slopers are abound. Conditions can be fickle and you will need to be aware of the tides which have the 2nd largest range in on the planet (upto 10 metres difference between low and high tide on spring tides). Best to time your visit an hour or 2 around low tide to make the most of it.
Tidal - beware: you may get cut off and put yourself/ others in danger. The beach is public and the tide will wash your chalk off. Parking at Lynmouth Harbour (Pay & Display or have a limited time from March to Oct). Walk across footbridge over river and continue eastwards. Nearest boulders are 5 mins East along beach from main parking areas. Situated beyond the area known as Blacklands or Black Rocks, marked as Point Perilous on the Map. On Neap tides initial areas are available at all stages of tide. Continue walking easrwards to find more bouldering. Anarchy Arete etc. is reached via a westward boulder hop from the end of the sea front car park. IT IS NO LONGER POSSIBLE TO ACCESS SILLERY SANDS VIA THE 'ZIG ZAG' PATH BECAUSE OF ROCK FALL/ PATH COLLAPSE. (Pipeline 8a+ is situated here but you're probably gonna need a boat to get in at present).