Long block

  • Grade context: AU
  • Photos: 1
  • Ascents: 8



Access issues inherited from Shawthing Rocks

You will need to be a bit organised to climb at Shawthing Rock… Ring/text at least a day before to book in (not after 9pm please), it’s a working farm; there may be hazards to tell you about.

• Stephen Shaw 021-742-988

• Access is a privilege. Not a right.

• Probably closed in the wet winter months.

• No dogs, no shooting. The normal stuff!

• Follow the leave no trace guide- so take all your rubbish (Including biodegradable) out with you.

• Only one group per day.


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Slab climbing bliss. Double bolt, chain and Mallon rapid anchor.

FA: Stephen Shaw, 30 Dec

The crux is getting to the first ledge, although the top is not a given either! Double bolt, and chain anchor, with MR. The name means "hard rocky ground".

FA: Stephen Shaw, Sep 2021

The name means "best effort" A must do if you are in the area. Climb to the left of an arete. some powerful moves to get though an over lap, to a pumpy face. Thought is needed to gain a rest before the final slab finish. Double chain, bolts and a mallain rapid ancker.

FA: Stephen Shaw & Nathan, Jan 2021

It has 11 of its own bolts and uses the last 2 bolts and belay anchor of "Tarradh". Climbs the areat, using of line of least resistance, sometimes on the left, and sometimes on the right hand side of the areat.

FA: Stephen Shaw & Belayed by Bryce Martin, Jan 2021

A Hard start, and easier top. No expenses spared on this one, All stainless steel "p" bolts glued in with stainless steel chain and Malian Rapid anchor. Tom tested the bolts with a few good whippers, before the successful accent.

FA: Thomas Pittam, 19 Nov 2021

Start by abseiling from a tree. A rope bag is great for this or get lowered by a trusted mate! At the saddle climb the pinnacle. Three of the bolts have maillon rapides on them so you can pull the rope and not leave gear behind. At the top of the pinnacle you can either abseil off the anchor of "Tàrradh" or retrace your steps.

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