Octopus Weed Area

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Sport
Morning sun
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.

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.
2 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.
 
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 6a
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
  • Latest Comments

    For LIGHTHOUSE AREA

    Ixtlan
    "wonderful route. quite sustained but there's a huge sitting rest after the trave..." 30/Sep

    Sugar Daddy
    "drop the + so 7a. Maybe two 6a moves." 05/Jan

    Bare Reputation
    "Of course! All subsequent ascents should follow suit." 08/Aug

    Bare Reputation
    "For archiving sake was the first ascent done naked?" 24/Jul

    Marine Boy Direct
    "This route is in the current guide, is it not? So are some of the other routes i..." 01/Jul

    Bleating Nincompoops
    "Great climb, sharp rock, lots of friction. Definitely wait until the tide has st..." 26/May

    Penny Lane
    "Its in my current guidebook atE1 5b." 13/Nov

    Problem 3
    "Easily the best problem here. Nice moves, good rock. Not that reachy." 20/Sep

    Temporary Lifestyle
    "First DWS, brilliant." 18/Aug

    Aquamarina
    "Excellent route. Very crimpy indeed." 13/Aug

    Ixtlan
    "IXTLAN!!!!!!! i found you!!! dont be put of by the high crux, but do not take li..." 10/Aug

    Crab Party
    "Onsited by the oldest Porter brother and flashed by the younger!! Mega cool rout..." 08/Aug

    Sugar Daddy
    "There is now a new route to the left of Sugar Daddy. Continue traversing the l..." 06/Aug

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