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Downhill
25 mins
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A large, vegetated, sombre and intimidating cliff, Blackchurch is strictly for those looking for adventure at the esoteric end of the spectrum. The rock is generally loose and protection, once away from the cracklines, is sparse. However, the lines are spectacular, and the positions high above the boulder-beach are breathtaking. Guidebook page 112.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Verger
A big, committing climb right up the middle of the cliff finishing on the arete of the huge central slab. A very serious climb...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
Loose
E1 5a
2
Loose Woman
The most popular line on the Main Cliff offers some good, well-protected climbing on its first two pitches, but the final pitch...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Loose
E1 5b
3
The Archtempter
The soaring corner-line on the right side of the face is a serious climb that requires lots of large gear on its top pitch,...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
Loose
E3 5b
4
Godspell
The blank wall right of Archtempter's corner is a stunning pitch on good rock throughout. Approach as for Archtempter.48m....
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E5 6a
  • Latest Comments

    For BLACKCHURCH

    Sacre Coeur
    "Do not underestimate the pain that to be meted out by this route. After Sacre Co..." 22/Jun top50

    Loose Woman
    "Really worthwhile and definitely E1, albeit low in the grade. The crux move isn'..." 04/May

    Sacre Coeur
    "claiming two new routes that were done in 90's and 00's that were recorded on lo..." 25/Dec top50

    Sacre Coeur
    "Not sure if there is a 5c move on it, but a lot of hard 5b moves with nowhere to..." 27/Sep top50

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