Pendulum Chimney

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Sun and Shade
12 mins
Uphill
Tidal

A tapering tower of walls, cracks and good ledges that gives the routes a good deal of diversity. The climbs are some of the longest on the coast and getting more than one route done is a challenge if the tides are awkward. However, the classic South Face Direct can be climbed at high tide by abseiling down East Gully to the start.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Red Wall
Amazing positions on the second pitch make this a memorable route that luckily has a bark far worse than its bite! Start at the...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
S
2
Excelsior
A long and varied line-up of steep pitches build to an exposed climax on the final headwall. Start left of the base of East...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E1
3
Pendulum Chimney Top 50
The classic of this buttress does not disappoint. The climbing is well-protected and can be climbed at highish tides during...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
S
4
South Face Direct
Beautiful climbing and positions mark out this route as one of West Penwith's most sought-after VSs. The route can be climbed...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
VS
  • Latest Comments

    For CHAIR LADDER

    Terrier's Tooth
    "Changed from VD *** to HS 4b ***, 0% of 1 vote for HS" 11/Mar

    Terrier's Tooth
    "Does anyone know more about the damage to pitch 1 in last winters storms? see w..." 07/Sep

    Bishop's Rib
    "I did the direct start for the first time this weekend having previously done th..." 22/Apr

    Excelsior
    "Filthy when I did this in Easter." 29/Oct

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