East Face - DWS

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DWS
Afternoon sun
Level
5 mins
Tidal

Range East - usually closed mid-week


The landward end of Stennis Ford's East Face is home to the technical complexities of that big grey shield of rock, which now provides us with The Shield (7b+). It also gives us The Stennis Traverse, which one day might link with the seaward section. The seaward end of the East Face gives a great collection of routes, across the grades.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Shield
22m. This magnificent line takes the immaculate grey pillar of rock jutting from the Ford's East Face. A lengthy rightwards...
 
3 Stars
DWS
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
7b+ S2
2
The Stennis Traverse
25m. The lower traverse on this face, starting from the beach, is a fine route in its own right, although it's a little sharp...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
6c+ S0
3
The Stennis Traverse Extension
85m (total). The currently unclimbed, lengthy extension of the above traverse seeks to conquer the first crux around the right...
 
DWS
?? S0
4
Exultation
18m. A really classy DWS face climb; a must-do. Swing around the base of the Godliness 'bowl', to find yourself under a bulging...
 
3 Stars
DWS
Pumpy
6b+ S2
5
Gateaux Thief
18m. Good, hard, and yet to be repeated. Tucked in between the 'bowl' cave and Exultation is this daring proposition up the...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
7b S3
6
The Heckler
16m. A precarious and demanding line. Climb Godliness past its crux (exiting the bowl), then traverse into the wide upper scoop...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
6c+ S2
7
Godliness
16m. A well-positioned feature. Nip up the upper right wall of the bowl-shaped cave to a horizontal break, and keep on...
 
2 Stars
DWS
Technical
Pumpy
6a S2
8
Clean Ass
17m. The left groove variation of Cleanliness is a little harder than the mother route (see below). Expect a low and obvious...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Strong
Pumpy
6b+ S1
9
Cleanliness
17m. Another good helping. Drop down out of the Godliness cave and traverse right for a few metres, then make hard moves up and...
 
1 Stars
DWS
6a+ S1
10
N'Butabit
17m. An easy one, would you believe? From Way Out! climb up the groove, swing boldly onto the left face, and move on up the...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Pumpy
5 S1
11
Way Out! Top 50
16m. Just insane! Massive holds throughout, ascending an almost pillar-like feature that can be observed from the other side of...
 
2 Stars
DWS
Strong
Pumpy
3+ S1
12
Flashing Eyebrows
17m. This crinkly line ascends the attractive, slim orange groove to the right of the last route. Named after a Bristolian with...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Technical
Crimpy
6a S1
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