West Country Climbs

This database contains the routes in the West Country Climbs Rockfax.


460 trad routes (D...E9)
55 sport routes (6a...8b+)
137 dws routes (3+...8a)
50 of the Best Routes top50
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents

Crag (click for details) No. of Routes Grade Range Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Anstey's Cove
The climbs of Anstey's Cove offer ultra-modern and desperate sport-climbs on...
Trad and Sport
Early morning sun

8 mins

  • Latest Comments

    For West Country Climbs

    Vandal and Ann (Haytor)
    "Top section is very mossy" 27/Jun

    Wages of Fear (Torbryan Quarry)
    "Changed from 6c * to 6c+ *, 88% of 8 votes for 6c+" 19/Jun

    Chien Lunatique (Screda Point)
    "The upper part of the arete has fallen out. This makes the top section harder an..." 30/Apr

    Terrier's Tooth (Chair Ladder)
    "Changed from VD *** to HS 4b ***, 0% of 1 vote for HS" 11/Mar

    Caravanserai (Compass Point)
    "The route no longer exists. An attempt to climb the remains of the corner result..." 14/Sep

    Terrier's Tooth (Chair Ladder)
    "Does anyone know more about the damage to pitch 1 in last winters storms? see w..." 07/Sep

    Twinkletoes (Baggy Point)
    "Hopefully someone will take a crowbar to that detached block. It is lethal and w..." 19/Aug

    Mastodon (Gurnard's Head)
    "One of the UK's greatest wall climbs. Absolutely superb from start to finish. Do..." 03/Aug

    Beaker Route (Bosigran)
    "Seriously run out second pitch with real ground fall potential. The only runners..." 20/May

    Overhanging Corner (Sennen)
    "Plain bloody awkwardness at the top of the slab !" 22/Apr

    Break On Through (Lower Sharpnose)
    "Beautiful route of the very highest quality. Miles off E4, the holds are mas..." 20/Apr top50

    Tide Rising (Brean Down)
    "First F7b+, having worked the moves on a previous trip!! Wonderful route." 23/Sep

    Wraith (Lower Sharpnose)
    "great route but another soft tick, more like E3 than E5" 27/Feb

    Wogs (Chudleigh)
    "Chris Hurlock c.hurlock@harbourchallenge.co.uk Great climb polished at the b..." 15/Dec top50

    Yellow Edge (Avon Gorge)
    "An exercise in head-climbing. Never very hard technically, but the height & ..." 10/Sep

    Yardarm (Berry Head)
    "Certainly an interesting route. Amazing positions and decent gear (take lots of ..." 02/Sep

    Desolation Row (Bosigran)
    "Outstanding and steady climbing, reasonably protected with small cams etc but t..." 19/Jul

    Sacre Coeur (Blackchurch)
    "Do not underestimate the pain that to be meted out by this route. After Sacre Co..." 22/Jun top50

    Them (Avon Gorge)
    "Almost E4? Sequence from the first peg to the base of the groove is hard, on les..." 19/Jun

    M1 (Avon Gorge)
    "unless it has changed - and i've done it three times in the last twenty five yea..." 14/Apr

    St Gregory the Wonder Worker (Anstey's Cove)
    "very scary route on the second section. hard in grade.good fun thou" 17/Feb

    Mirage (Avon Gorge)
    "Did this straight after Arms Race, but even so, the crux felt HARD. You get a se..." 03/Nov

    Last Laugh (Lower Sharpnose)
    "Felt a bit bold after the (tough) crux move" 29/Oct

    New Horizons (Avon Gorge)
    "The second pitch is probably more 5b than 5c." 13/Oct

    Wreckers' Slab (Cornakey Cliff)
    "A superb atmospheric outing. Very straight forward climbing which, without th..." 26/Sep

    Urizen (Baggy Point)
    "Actually preferred this to Lost Horizon! Weird climbing as you bridge between a ..." 26/Sep

    Fly on the Wall (The Dewerstone)
    "Definate classic climb I took a group of kids up this rock they loved it and i l..." 22/Sep top50

    Diocese (Chair Ladder)
    "Its the first pitch that takes some working out! Especially if the sea's a bit '..." 10/Sep

    Crimtyphon (Compass Point)
    "Low in the grade for E2 & probably 5b" 07/Sep

    Needle Arete (The Dewerstone)
    "The first pitch is well worth doing (and not a layback, at least not the way I d..." 04/Sep top50

    Great Central Route (Avon Gorge)
    "A very good varied route. But why the sustained symbol?" 22/Aug

    Bow Wall (Bosigran)
    "Fantastic route and having done it many times now I am confident that 'the move'..." 24/Jul

    Blazing Apostles (Anstey's Cove)
    "I cleaned up the corner, ripped a load of grass out and brushed some soil/ dust ..." 09/Jul

    The Devonian (Lower Sharpnose)
    "Fingery & hard low down, technical & balancey & fingery high up. Top..." 04/Jul

    Rosebud in June (Zennor Cliff)
    "Protection at the start is actually quite good. Excellent climbing, much cleane..." 16/Jun

    Twang (Chudleigh)
    "This was HVS in the Nick White CC guide. E1 seems fair now the peg has gone and ..." 22/May

    Ochre Slab Route l (Bosigran)
    "VS 4c - with the crux being pitch 1. Pitch 2 is straight forward, well protected..." 06/May

    Loose Woman (Blackchurch)
    "Really worthwhile and definitely E1, albeit low in the grade. The crux move isn'..." 04/May

    Limbo (Avon Gorge)
    "I agree: we didn't bother with p2" 03/May

    Hell Gates (Avon Gorge)
    "Great route...better to combine 1st two pitches into one long lead imho. Exiting..." 10/Apr

    Blinding Flash (Daddyhole)
    "Another good route on the slab but not as sustained as Flash Dance and with a sh..." 31/Mar

    Thread Flintstone (Torbryan Quarry)
    "Sorry Mr H I disagree I did empire second go and thought it was a path once you ..." 24/Feb top50

    Pearl Harbour (Brean Down)
    "Better of the two 7a's and fluffable if you are a muppet after the initial jug p..." 21/Feb

    Tide Rising (Brean Down)
    "Locals told me a hold came off and Ian Vickers failed to onsight it? General con..." 31/Jan

    The Midas Touch (Daddyhole)
    "It's worth mentioning that 'continuing up the line' takes you up to a flake syst..." 24/Jan

    Milky Bar Kid (Brean Down)
    "This is a quality outing. The moves from prisoner to the break of bullworker ar..." 11/Jan

    Sacre Coeur (Blackchurch)
    "claiming two new routes that were done in 90's and 00's that were recorded on lo..." 25/Dec top50

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