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26 * Rupture of the Deep Sport 26m, 8

Big, feels like El Cap after the other sports climbs in the area. Climb up with increasing difficulty to a bridging session then a pair of rooflets and finish at the 8th ring, a 50m rope just reaches.

FA: Mike Law, 1992

24 Absolute Bosch Trad 35m

Often wet, climbs the wall and horrendous undercling flake 10 Mm L of Rupture. Needs gear


22 * Hot Axis Sport 24m, 7

The classic of the crag. After the initial loose session in 'The Devil's sandpit" the climbing is excellent and reachy. Start some 60m L of Rupture of the Deep at a flake / corner about 10 m up. Move up R and back left to base of route, then follow a flake line over bulge and slab to rap ring, 7 rings en route.

FA: Mike Law, 1992

25 Honey, I Shrunk my Dick Sport 20m, 6

A short double roof crux. Start 10 L of Hot Axis up high, head up leftwards, thru roofs and up, 6 rings.

FA: Mike Law, 1992

25 * Something Wild Sport 24m, 6

Maximum pump for the grade.Also sandy and scary at times. Start at the R end of the wall, up wall past 3 rings to ledge, up past another and into cave. Clip ring on lip and move R 1m and up overhung line to top.

FA: Mike Law, 1990

26 * My Left Sheep Sport 10m, 3

FA: Mike Law, 1990

25 White Skin Sport 12m, 5

FA: Mike Myers, 1990

23 * Bottom Gun Sport 12m, 3

FA: Mike Myers, 1990

22 Make Believe Sport 12m, 4

A great little pump, start up small corner in the middle of the wall, 4 rings.

FA: Mike Myers, 1990

24 Sweet Times Sport 12m, 4

FA: Mike Myers, 1990

27 * Black Tuesday Sport 15m, 7

Steep climbing up the wall above Sea Kwarry Wall, with a big roof move. Start; on the ledge above Make Believe etc, go R and up wall and roof, 7 rings.

FA: Mike Law, 1990

24 * Occasional Sport 12m, 4

Venus' finest hour, 3 m L of MB, 4 rings, L at top

FA: Venus Kondos, 1992

26 * John Cooper Clarke Sport 12m, 3

FA: Mike Law, 1990

26 * Rubberman Sport 13m

FA: Mike Myers, 1990

25 * Drowning by Numbers Sport 13m

Eventual exhaustion, Start, 1m L of R, cave to start.

FA: Mike Myers, 1990

28 * Gluckstern Sport 12m, 4

"Lucky Star" left side of wall

the only route not chipped.

FA: Mike Law, 1990

24 * Nipples to Play With Sport 12m, 4

FA: Mike Law, 1990

22 * Cossack Corner Sport 10m, 3

FA: Mike Law, 1990


A reverent and exciting re-enactment of an old fisherman's route. Start at weakness 15m L of CC, around L edge of Bow Wall. Up and R, no pro, to ring anchor. An access route to the top of Sea Kwarry.

FA: Mike Myers, 1990

23 *** Prowess Sport 15m

Stunning positions. I was hit by a wave on the lip while bolting in big seas. Either approach 20m left of bow Wall and climb roped up access rings (16) or:- Rap in from top 16m (you can clean holds) (approach via end of Ocean St, left 20m and over fence; down into fisherman's cave. rap off Ubolt on ground and large chipped thread at head height). Belay on 2 Ubolts in corner. Out left and up spacy arete.

FFA: Michael Law, 2012


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