THE CASTLE


This prominent headland has a series of fine routes on very compact grey rock. For years it has had a well-deserved reputation for desperate hard routes. Even the regrading of most of the old E3s up to E4s in 1995 didn't do much to change this fact!
As with most headlands which project out into the sea, this one can be windy and cold. Avoid it in rough seas. Contrary to the impression given in the old guide, The Castle is affected by tides.

Routes

24 trad routes (S...E6)
5 dws routes (E2...E6)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other Page
West Face
The west face of the Castle has an uncharacteristic set of realtively amenable routes up slabs and...
7
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

20 mins

Tidal

Range East - usually closed mid-week

86
South Face
A magnificent piece of rock which presents a pair of compact vertical faces. Great for E4/5...
10
Trad
Lots of sun!
Level

20 mins

Abseil
Tidal

Range East - usually closed mid-week

87
East Face
The East Face of the Castle has a great set of very steep routes. It is popular with Deep Water...
12
Trad
Morning sun
Level

20 mins

Abseil
Tidal

Range East - usually closed mid-week

88
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