The Grim Reaper Area

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Sun and Shade
15 mins
Up and Down
Abseil

This section of the Boulder Ruckle has its fair share of loose rock and is rarely climbed on.
Tides - The boulder beach is above high tide.
Approach - Directly below the 3rd stone wall - when walking west from the lighthouse - a small path leads down from the coast path to twin abseil stakes (these are painted in fading yellow paint). The free-hanging abseil is down the line of Prayers for Rain. The routes in this sector are either side of the huge and unstable corner of Scythe.
a Restriction (route 1) - No climbing from 1st March to 31st July due to nesting birds.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Asp
A worthwhile climb, however the finish is very unstable and a pre-placed rope should be left down the final slope. The finish...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
VS
2
Prayers for Rain
A worthwhile route that follows a line just right of the abseil, starting 10m left of the huge groove of Scythe (not...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E3
3
The Grim Reaper
A fine sustained route that begins just left of the huge groove.1) 5a, 20m. Gain a small ledge (poor peg). Pass a bulge...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1
4
Alas, Poor Yorick
A great first pitch that tackles the bold arete. The second pitch is loose - The Grim Reaper provides an alternative...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E4
5
Razor Blade Smile
The only route to breach the strip-roof takes a line 5m left of the square-cut recess in the right-hand side of the bay...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
E5
6
Blow the House Down
An intimidating route taking a leftward traverse line above the low-level roof.1) 5c, 25m. Climb into and around the...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E3
7
Gold Fever
Varied and sustained with a pumpy top pitch. A good route.1) 5c, 10m. Start as for Blow the House Down by negotiating the...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E4