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South Coast of Guernsey


The Channel Islands are a collection of small islands off the coast of France in the bay of Mont St Michel. Legally speaking these are not part of the United Kingdom, but rather form part of the British Isles. The climbing is on sea cliffs scattered around the rugged coastline.

Jersey is the largest of the islands and has had probably the most interest from outside climbers, but Guernsey despite being smaller has more routes - probably due to the eagerness of the locals to discover and climb new routes.

The Islands have better weather than the rest of the UK, and are well setup for hosting climbers, and their families.

Getting There 

The easiest way to get to the islands is by plane. Many of the airports in the UK have direct flights.

Climbing Season

For the United Kingdom area.

Weather station 13.2 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Feeling out the moves on Rat Up a Drainpipe

Rat Up A Drainpipe 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Sunset Bay
Start up the thin shallow cracks. You get some good small gear at the tops of these cracks.With the gear placed launch out on a lonely lead, since the gear will only protect the first 40 feet of climbing.Small crimps and shallow cracks lead up and over a small overlap then more crimping continues on up directly to the crux moves 6 feet below the niche. Its only 6 feet, but it has the potential of feeling longer than that......[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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