Octopus Weed Area

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Sport
Sun and Shade
15 mins
Level
Tidal

These are the tiered, overhanging bays immediately south of the next jib, on from the one above the Temporary Lifestyle area. Some reasonable sport lines and one very popular DWS.
Tides - Calm seas and low tide are necessary for the lead routes. High tide is needed for the solos.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
C.C. Backstabbers
10m. A solo problem over the widest roof on the left.
 
Strong
Fluttery
E2 5c
2
Different for Girls
A neat little pitch on some excellent rock.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
5c
3
Kisses and Lies
More flowstone fun.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
6a
4
High Klicks
A fine little route on flowstone pockets. Quite beefy.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
6b
5
100 Reasons to be Cheerful
A powerful roof problem. Lower-off from the wall well below the top or continue to belay on blocks.
 
Strong
6c+
6
Bachelor Boy and the SR 500
Steep climbing over the right-most roof.
2 user comments
 
Strong
5c
7
One Cool Vibe
12m. Direct up the arete, at very high spring tide only. (S3)
 
DWS
Fluttery
6c S3
8
This is the Life
13m. Strenuously traverse in to gain the hanging groove. Very high spring tide only. (S3)
 
2 Stars
DWS
Fluttery
6c S3
9
Fly the Friendly Skies
The biggest line here tackles the 8m cave roof. Best to reverse for the gear.
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c
10
Seeing is Believing
An impossible-looking double roof stack. Reverse for the gear.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Strong
7c
11
Walking the Plank
14m. An exciting solo traverse, from left to right, across the first big cave. Very high tide needed. (S2)
 
1 Stars
DWS
Fluttery
E3 5c
12
Staring at the Sea
A big roof challenge taking the left-hand line in the first cave below the jib crane. Low-tide required.
 
Reachy
Strong
7a
13
Underwater Love
The right-hand roof line is the most aesthetic.
 
Reachy
Strong
7a
14
Leave my Sole Alone
12m. Solo the pillar and overhung ledge right of the cave. (S2)
 
DWS
Fluttery
HVS 5a
15
Octopus Weed
6c, S0. Gain the hanging shelf and crawl along this until at the midway point. Swing out across the roof and up the wall...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
E3
16
Tentacle Master
10m. Beastly and baffling - sees very few on-sights. The line takes on the main challenge through the centre of the cave. After...
 
2 Stars
DWS
Strong
Pumpy
7a+ S0
17
Previous Top-Rope Problem
14m. A highly unlikely top-rope problem indeed - the humour might well remain an 'in' joke! This line spirals its way clockwise...
 
DWS
6a+ S0
18
Killer Loop
7m. Steep as! The back of the cave offers two weaknesses across its roof; this line ventures across the flake found on the left...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Strong
Pumpy
6c+ S1
19
Skeleton Surfers
7m. Very similar to the last route, but safer, with good water all the way. Climb the opposing flake-crack until some tenacious...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Strong
Pumpy
6c+ S0