Blind Bay

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Sun and Shade
10 mins
Level
Abseil
Tidal

This hidden bay contains some of the best hard routes in the area but most people don't even know it is there. The corner of Beat Surrender is superb, the expedition of The One-eyed Man is magnificent, and the atmospheric Alien Cave gives awesome routes for those keen to go bat-style.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Beat Surrender
An absolute classic, taking on the towering corner above the ledge. High in the grade, but very well-protected. Climb the...
 
3 Stars
Technical
E5
2
Aristocrat
The crinkly low face leads to a pleasant crack. (S3, 7a).
 
1 Stars
E5
3
Toffee Nose
Gain the technical lower arete via the diagonal seam, and follow the arete past a small overlap to the top. (S3, 7a).
 
1 Stars
E5
4
The One-eyed Man
A stupendous expedition weaving across the entire crag to finish up the hanging corner above the Alien Cave. Can be split into...
 
3 Stars
E5
5
The Abyss
A brilliant, visionary line, tackling the massively overhanging left wall of the cave. The first ascent was soloed (S3, 7b) and...
 
3 Stars
Strong
Graunchy
E7
6
The Anti Matterhorn
Steep, crazy climbing, tackling the cave at its very centre. Start on the right side of the pillar. (S3, 7b).1) 13m, 6a....
 
3 Stars
Strong
E6
7
Alien World/Blind Vision
The original line is better when combined with the alternative top pitch of Blind Vision. Start on boulders below the...
 
3 Stars
Strong
E3
8
Alien World Direct
A fine finish from the cave belay at the end of pitch 3. Traverse up and right for 3m to a seat just inside the cave. Pull out...
 
3 Stars
Strong
E4
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    Wraith
    "Changed from E3 5c ** to E2 5c **, 0% of 1 vote for E2" 08/Jun

    Sunsmoke
    "Yes, this is a soft E2 in my opinion. The only hardship is in the last 20 feet a..." 28/May

    Brazen Buttress
    "Harder than left wall a jug has gone (1997) where you move right. Your saving fa..." 02/Oct

    Joyous Gard
    "Agree- felt more like E1 to me due to the length, steepness and exposure. Very s..." 28/May

    Narrow Carriage
    "Good route with a tricky move in the groove and fine moves higher up." 16/Apr

    Toffee Nose
    "This is a great route, deffinatly recomended" 19/Dec

    Rock Idol
    "A wonderful route of course, but surprised everyone votes E1. 5a, well protected..." 05/Sep top50

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