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Routes in Sea Walls
|Type:||Trad, 250 ft, 4 pitches|
|FA:||Barry Annette, Mike Thompson, 02/1961|
|Page Views:||178 total, 2/month|
|Shared By:||Nick Russell on Sep 2, 2011|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell|
DescriptionGood, varied climbing for 4 pitches (5 in most guidebooks, but people tend to run 2 and 3 together). The P2 traverse has some fun, exposed moves but also much potential for getting lost.
P1: set off towards a ledge with several trees. Make some balancy moves to surpass a bulge with a fixed pin (crux) on the way. Belay off one of the trees.
P2: Above you are two right-leaning corners. Take the right-most of these, resisting the temptation to move left, until it steepens to vertical. At this point make some airy moves out right and traverse right to a stepped belay ledge in the gully, just below an obvious traverse back left. Good options for a gear anchor. Many people get lost and find themselves on much harder ground during this pitch; the locals call it 'getting Gronked'
P3: Leftwards, rising traverse, following the interface between two different rock textures. Belay off a tree after about 60 feet.
P4: Climb upwards in a steep gully, with the easiest ground to climbers left. Top out at the wall/fence at the top of the cliff. The fence is solid enough for an anchor.