The Deadbay

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Early morning sun
16 mins
Level
Seepage
Sheltered

This is a deep, shady pit with a small collection of taxing routes best visit early in the season after a dry spell.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Twilight Crack
This is the short-lived but pumpy crack. Worth seeking out.
 
1 Stars
VS
2
Shooting the Breeze
8m. The tenuous seam just to the right.
 
Technical
Crimpy
E2 5c
3
Artists Only
6m. Extemporise a way into and up the shallow hanging groove.
 
Technical
HVS 5c
4
Crepuscular
6m. The odd fissure with a series of jammed(?) flakes.
 
Pumpy
Loose
HS 4b
5
Deadbay Corner
The groove on the left-hand side of the bay is a decent line. It is pity that it is often choked with shrubbery!
 HS
6
Deadbay Groove
The groove is awkward, sustained and often a bit damp, which doesn't help. At the break, monkey right to the top groove of...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Loose
E2
7
Deadbay Groove Direct
From the top of the initial groove, step left and steam up the wall above. A short-lived but quite intense piece of climbing.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
E3
8
Deadbay Crack
The thin hand-crack, maybe with a quick layback too, gains the floral finishing groove that contains the odd loose hold....
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Loose
E1
9
Homicide
The steep and sustained wall from the ledge on the right.
 E3
10
Deadbay Climb
Swing along the shrubby hand traverse then climb the steep, juggy final groove of Deadbay Crack taking care with the rock.
 HVS