Skomar Arch

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DWS
Sun and Shade
7 mins
Up and Down
Tidal

The west-facing wall is found directly below the access ridge. It's steep, and generally has very sustained climbing. The east-facing wall has an annoying reef positioned along its seaward end, but still manages to squeeze some good routes into the region of the arch.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Dynamite
16m. Terrific and steep climbing. From the lower slabs, forge out rightwards to gain a steep wall, then trend back towards the...
 
2 Stars
DWS
Strong
Pumpy
6b S1
2
Scotch on the Rocks
16m. A somewhat frustrating crux! From the same start as Route 2, climb the hanging prow, then make a couple of baffling moves...
 
2 Stars
DWS
Technical
7a S1
3
Captain Caveman
11m. This wicked bat-style route ventures into the upside-downness of the arch itself, and in an amazing position. From the...
 
3 Stars
DWS
Pumpy
6c+ S1
4
Isostacy
16m. Out there. Climb Captain Caveman in from the jug-rail to gain the knee-bar rest. Pull through the roof above using...
 
2 Stars
DWS
Strong
Pumpy
Crimpy
7b S2
5
Vamos
14m. Start from the big jug-rail; take a fairly direct line up the face to the top. Check the depth on the reef very carefully.
 
1 Stars
DWS
Pumpy
6a S2
6
Sea Leg
14m. From the big jug-rail, make hard moves directly up, and continue on to reach the crack/groove feature above. Follow this...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Pumpy
6a+ S2
7
Nobody's Hero
13m. From the left end of the slim ledge, climb the groove above, then trend rightwards into a series of good flakes. Continue...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Pumpy
Crimpy
6a+ S1
8
The Medic
12m. The easiest of a gradually-easing bunch. From the slim ledge, climb the appealing flake-line all the way to the top.
 
1 Stars
DWS
Pumpy
5c S1
9
Reef Walker
14m. The oft-eyed hanging arete has now been fondled for the first time. An S3 start; sprint for the upper section! From the...
 
3 Stars
DWS
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
Fluttery
7a S3
10
Patch's Shorts
16m. Very hard to grade; the top blowhole is definitely size-ist! Steady climbing up inside the arch leads to a top blowhole -...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Fluttery
4a
11
Restraint of Beasts
14m. A fine route and safe all the way. From the lower arch, traverse rightwards and climb the pillar above, gradually trending...
 
2 Stars
DWS
Technical
Pumpy
6b+ S1