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The long corner in the centre of the face is one of the classic climbs of its grade in Britain; it does get busy though. Climb the corner to a ledge at half-height (possible belay). Continue up the corner above, passing the small overhang on the left.
At low tide, an alternative and wonderful approach can be made across the bay by descending as for Gun Cliff which requires a short abseil from solid rings (possible to use and retrieve your climbing ropes if necessary). Once down the walk across to Mowing Word is spectacular and you can even go through the huge sea tunnel. You still need to traverse the breaks to get to the base of the groove. © Rockfax

FA. C.Mortlock, R.Stephens 30/May/1967.

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Steve Bartle 20 Sep Show βeta
βeta: There's a big obvious, football sized, block right near the top of the exit groove that is loose and not well supported. Try to avoid pulling/standing on it!
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βeta: There's a big obvious, football sized, block right near the top of the exit groove that is loose and not well supported. Try to avoid pulling/standing on it!
Eloise Horsfield 29 Aug Show βeta
βeta: Lovely to climb this (in one pitch) as the sun set behind me. Unfortunately I dropped a set of five offset nuts into the sea right at the bottom of the route. Oh no!! They slipped between two rocks; despite our best efforts to dive down and get them, we couldn't see a thing. We just ended up getting very cold. Hope someone else got to them before they got too salty
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βeta: Lovely to climb this (in one pitch) as the sun set behind me. Unfortunately I dropped a set of five offset nuts into the sea right at the bottom of the route. Oh no!! They slipped between two rocks; despite our best efforts to dive down and get them, we couldn't see a thing. We just ended up getting very cold. Hope someone else got to them before they got too salty
alan moore 31 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Abseiling in is a travesty: Approach from across the bay at low tide and traverse throught the truly astounding tunnel. A short sea level traverse at Mod standard gains the start.
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βeta: Abseiling in is a travesty: Approach from across the bay at low tide and traverse throught the truly astounding tunnel. A short sea level traverse at Mod standard gains the start.
Sam and will 14 Mar, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: a fantastic route, probably the best HS i have ever done. definately worthy of the 3 stars
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βeta: a fantastic route, probably the best HS i have ever done. definately worthy of the 3 stars

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Bow-Shaped Slab

Grade: HS 4a ***
(Flimston Bay)