Blind Bay

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Lots of sun!
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
24m. An absolute classic, taking on the towering corner above the ledge. High in the grade, but very well-protected. Climb the...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E5 6b
2
Aristocrat
26m. The crinkly low face leads to a pleasant crack. (S3, 7a).
 
1 Stars
DWS
Pumpy
Crimpy
E5 6b
3
Toffee Nose
26m. Gain the technical lower arete via the diagonal seam, and follow the arete past a small overlap to the top. (S3, 7a).
 
1 Stars
DWS
Pumpy
Crimpy
E5 6a
4
The One-eyed Man
36m. A stupendous expedition weaving across the entire crag to finish up the hanging corner above the Alien Cave. Can be split...
 
3 Stars
DWS
Pumpy
Fluttery
E5 6a
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
DWS
Strong
Pumpy
Graunchy
E7 6b
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
DWS
Reachy
Strong
Pumpy
Fluttery
E6 6b
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
Pumpy
E3 5c
8
Alien World Direct
20m. 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...
 
3 Stars
Strong
E4 6a
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    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

    Zeppelin
    "amazing climb! If you train on indoor overhangs then you have absolutely no excu..." 20/Aug

    Heroes
    "Too eliminate and escapable to be worthwhile. Stepped onto pedestal for a rest t..." 08/Jul

    Zeppelin
    "same as above, i found the top corner the crux" 09/Jan

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