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Climbs 24
Rocktype Schist
Altitude 16m a.s.l
Faces S

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Yellow Crag © Jonny Tee 69

Crag features

A hybrid crag with some sport, trad and bouldering. The rock can be loose and snappy so be cautious when climbing and belaying, helmets recommended. The main wall will be partially affected in very high tides or big swells. The crag faces south/south-east and can be a delightful sun trap, with climbing possible even through the middle of winter. A stick lip is handy to clip the first bolt on many of the routes though a bit of careful spotting plus equipping and clipping the bottom bolt of other routes after doing one means you can easily manage without.

Approach notes

 

From the Bettridge Centre car park follow the path to the south alongside the railway over the style and beyond the railway bridge and continue past the obvious mast.
Turn left (east) at the next fence and walk to the edge of the field then turn right and follow the fence south until you reach the point in the fence where it makes a sharp turn to the left ( towards the sea) where there is a straining post and stones to enable you to cross over the fence without damaging it. Then follow the track to the top of a steep grass slope. Descend the slope with care on what is now a well used track to Yellow Crag.

A pretty good crag and addition to the local area. Found the rock to be super nice and very sharp. Did not encounter loose blocks but there's potential for some to come off eventually as it sees more traffic. Some of the initial bolts on the main face seemed high, but they were all ok to be reached just 1-2 moves off the ground. No clip stick needed at all. It's all in your head ;)
AlonsoATCO - 18/Sep/22
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