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Blackchurch Main Cliff Rock Climbing 


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Location: 51.01358, -4.42615 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Nick Russell on May 20, 2014
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Description 

The towering cliff behind the photogenic Blackchurch Rock is an acquired taste. While some of the routes do involve some climbing on solid rock, this is inevitably interspersed with some good, old-fashioned XS climbing.

Apart from the far left of the cliff, the routes here are non-tidal, perhaps a good warm-up while waiting to access Blackchurch Rock? Also North facing, so can get cold, but generally doesn't get as greasy as the stack. Rarely busy: you will most likely have the entire cliff to yourself.

Getting There 

From the end of the path down to Mill Mouth, shun the sea stack in front of you and turn right to the looming, vegetated cliff.

Climbing Season

For the South West area.

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: archtempter

The Archtempter 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Blackchurch Main Cliff
1) 5b, 26m. Pass a low bulge, peg, and continue to another bulge at 12m. Move around the bulge and climb the corner above past a peg to two more pegs. Continue up the corner passing a useful large cam-notch to a stance and belay where the corner lies back. Old pegs, nut and large cams.2) 5a, 22m. The corner now starts to overhang but is well protected with large cams and nuts. A recent rockfall has left some loose material just before the top. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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