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Blackchurch Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 51.01405, -4.42645 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Nick Russell on May 20, 2014
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The impressive sea stack at Blackchurch. In contrast to the Main Cliff, the seaward slab of the stack offers excellent slab climbing on sound rock. The routes are very sustained and generally protect well with small wires.

Due to it's tidal nature and northerly aspect, it can take a while for the base of the crag to dry out. The routes are best attempted on a breezy summer day.

Descent from all the routes is by a scramble down the landward side of the stack, possibly for about 3 hours either side of low tide. If setting off on a route late in the day, be careful not to get cut of by the sea!

Getting There 

Access from Mill Mouth is possible for about 3 hours either side of low tide.

Climbing Season

For the South West area.

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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Sacre Coeur 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Blackchurch Rock
E2 5b/c. Deservedly the classic of the area: an immaculate thin crack/slab climb up the left side of the stack.Start at the prominent crack about 5m to the right of the left arete of the slab and follow this to a wide slot just above an overlap (bold to here). Make tenuous moves left to another crack and follow this to where it fades. Now step back right into a final thin crack which leads to the top of the slab. A very sustained, but well protected pitch....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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