East Face - DWS

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DWS
Afternoon sun
5 mins
Level
Tidal

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
5a 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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