Southern Platform All Sport climbing8 routes in cliff
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This crag is a sea cliff. Access is strictly under small swell conditions. Even on a medium swell day around 3 foot waves can make it treacherous for access.
The rock is loose, and the rock is sharp. It's good adventure climbing, but it's just as rough on your rope as it is your skin.
Wear helmets. The belay's are generally tucked out of the way of the climb, but there is loose conglomerate rock.
Routes are 15-30m, starting from a belay ledge. Multipitch climbing skills are essential for this style of climbing.
Communication while climbing will be hindered as the longer climbs start off through gently overhanging terrain and finish up the long slab.
The longer routes top out, and are best cleaned by a 2nd who also tops.
Lowering off is best avoided, with options such as abseiling and bringing up the 2nd climber advised where possible (to minimise rope wear and tear).
Scramble in from ween wall. You will have to solo down the slab leaning into the zawn, and traverse across to the 'crows nest' belay ledge, clipping 1 bolt before you commit to the traverse over the slot (WARNING this slot will turn small waves into big waves with the hint of a sizeable swell, if it's wet wait and watch for 5-10mins to see what the waves are doing).
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