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Chair Ladder Rock Climbing 

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Location: 50.03604, -5.68057 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Rob Davies UK on Jun 19, 2015
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Mysterious object near the Coastguard Station (pho...


A very traditional granite cliff split into several distinct buttresses that rise from a rock platform which is submerged at high tide. Many climbs can only be accessed at lowish tide. Faces south-west and can get very hot (by British standards!) in summer. Routes up to 200' high, very popular.

Getting There 

Parking (pay) at Porthgwarra, a tiny hamlet that is reached by narrow lanes. Follow the track to the coastguard station, then identify the best descent.

Climbing Season

For the South West area.

Weather station 23.1 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: The initial chimney is tough for the grade.

Flannel Avenue 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Chair Ladder
P1 (90' 5.7+) starts up the chimney which is often damp: either easier but not well-protected by bridging at the outside; or more technical back-and-footing but with good wire runners a few feet in. Move right and continue steeply up to a niche. P2 (90' 5.6) moves right and makes an exposed traverse, then up a good slab to a big ledge. Finish right of a block by pulling up a steep wall.P1 (the chimney) is hard for the given grade, UK HS 4b, but many people avoid this by coming in fro...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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