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All of the Wallsend crags face west so catch the afternoon sun well. Wallsend South is closer to the sea and can suffer from soapy rock on still and humid days, whereas Wallsend North is set back a little and is less affected by greasyness. The Colors Area and Hong Kon Phooey Area are cut off at high tides or in rough seas.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

There are no applied bird restriction along the Wallsend cliff at present, (2022) However due to it's more isolated nature and available nesting ledges, it is often populated with breeding pairs of seabird through the season. As well as a Ravens nest in the Bigger Peace area.

Be sensible and avoid any routes close to nesting birds and advise others of nests, to leave them in peace. They will all be gone by mid July.

 

24m.

Rockfax Description
A great face climb with plenty of good climbing. Large loose flake near the finish reported. © Rockfax

FA. Jan Rostron, Pete Oxley 25/Jul/1996.

Ticklists

Portland sub 6b , Portland , Portland Olympian , Thomas & Alex Portland Olympian Oct22

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Rockmonkey1977 10 Sep, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Be wary of the hollow flake near the top, it’s seemed suspect since at least 2014 but it does sound very hollow and there appears to be a horizontal crack running along at least some of its base.
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βeta: Be wary of the hollow flake near the top, it’s seemed suspect since at least 2014 but it does sound very hollow and there appears to be a horizontal crack running along at least some of its base.
Iain Weymouth 2 Mar, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Lovely climbing with a fine balancy crux which looked improbable and ends on nice positive crimps. Jugs and a flake to finish. Well worth doing.
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βeta: Lovely climbing with a fine balancy crux which looked improbable and ends on nice positive crimps. Jugs and a flake to finish. Well worth doing.
Ben Stokes 19 Oct, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: It remember this route being good but not THAT good. There are better 6b's in Wallsend Cove...
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βeta: It remember this route being good but not THAT good. There are better 6b's in Wallsend Cove...

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Style of Ascent
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Route of Interest
The Watchman

Grade: 6b ***
(Wallsend South)

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