Bird's Nest Bay

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DWS
Lots of sun!
10 mins
Up and Down
Tidal

Bird's Nest Bay is a small but inherently safe DWS zone, found in two small bays under the route Bird's Nest at Subluminal. Mid to high tide is best for access, the rock is excellent, and all the routes are short and sweet. The water is rarely that deep (around 2-3m at best) but as the routes are so short, water depth is not really an issue. The routes average around 6m high, they're on good quality crinkly rock throughout, and often quite sustained for their length. Combine this sector with the neighbouring Tilly Whim, and you'll have some fine, short pieces of rock to play on.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Stir Crazy
6m. From the ledge on the left, traverse into the base of the line; climb straight up the left edge of the tight chimney recess...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Crimpy
6a+ S1
2
The Puzzle
6m. The left arete of the face gives a fine (and puzzling!) escapade; the hardest route here. Traverse leftwards across the...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Technical
Crimpy
6c+ S1
3
Bathtubb
6m. The terrific, black face gives a technical sequence on very small edges and side-pulls. Traverse leftwards and tackle the...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Technical
Crimpy
6b S2
4
Bird's Nest Arete
6m. A fine and very amenable little route. Climb the arete (the grade will depend on how far left (easier 4+) on the arete you...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Technical
5c S0
5
Sweet Surrender
6m. Safe as houses and with great moves. Swing rightwards and climb the excellent, crinkly face direct, a couple of metres...
 
2 Stars
DWS
Strong
Crimpy
6b S0
6
White Flag
6m. This line climbs the crinkly wall left of the flake-line. Traverse leftwards at sea level to gain the base of the wall; a...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Technical
5c S1
7
Gid's Landing
6m. This short flake-line is found almost directly under the trad route Philatus. Approach from the right/east, and climb the...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Technical
5a S2
8
The Scotty Dog Traverse
25m. This little low-level mini-expedition gives some welcome fun and frolics, but hasn't been repeated in a good number of...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Technical
Crimpy
6a+ S1
  • Latest Comments

    For SUBLUMINAL

    The Indirect Route
    "Solo top roped a number of routes including Paralysis, Stroof and Philatus. This..." 02/Apr

    Slip Road
    "I love this climb (been off it more times than on - both lead and second). This ..." 08/Jul

    All the Shakespearoes
    "Climbed a variation of my own invention. Climb through the lower overhang and a ..." 08/Jul

    Spreadeagle
    "Really easy for grade! Anyone who thinks this is 5a is high. Go climb the first ..." 01/Apr

    Magic Mushroom
    "Good gear until you move leftwards round the bulge, then a stiff and bold-feelin..." 15/Oct

    Slip Road
    "Couldn't believe I took a 10-12ft lead fall off of the crux of this after having..." 29/Sep

    Baboon
    "Baboon was always a fight; however there was a critical reach round to the top o..." 14/Jun

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