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Frenchman's Hat

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Description

The large boulder on top of the ridge, with a small cave on the Wagstaffe side and a low flat roof on the seaward side. Sort of looks like a French policeman's hat?? Starting in the small cave on Wagstaffe side.

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Access issues inherited from Wagstaffe Boulders

If you heading out to this area please respect the privacy of the local residents. This area is within Bouddi National Park. Rangers have threatened to confiscate climbing gear from those using Lobster Cave and it best to keep a low profile.

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Sit start on left hand side of cave. Head out and right along lip. Finish up juggy face and enjoy the view from the top. Good.

FA: Dave Lofthouse, 2000

Sit start as per PP, but rock up left into corner and straight up through roof. Looks easy…

FA: Jason Smith, 2000

Sit start in cave under right arête. Straight up and right via small flake and shallow pocket that used to have teeth.

FA: Jason Smith, 2000

Sit start in right hand side of cave, up to diagonal break and finish up 'Courthouse'.

FA: Dave Lofthouse, 2000

Start around RHS of arete on large hold, and move left through large dish to arete and up.

FA: Dave Lofthouse, 2000

Traverse R to L across narrow red streak, starting on flat hold and finishing on a big jug. The chockstone is in for the feet.

FA: Jason Smith, 2000

Sit start slightly left of 'Jailhouse' on diagonal break, staying low traverse left around arete and exit up on face.

FA: Dave Lofthouse, 2000

Match start on flat wall at back of cave facing water side, moving out on large pocket jugs on right wall before reaching back into the crimp rail and moving out and mantling the lip.

FA: William Frost-Foster

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