CHUDLEIGH ROCKS


Chudleigh Rocks has a long history of climbing and has provided the learning ground for many of the south west’s pioneers including Pat Littlejohn. The ‘Rocks’ are composed of excellent limestone that, in general, gives well-protected climbing on sustained and technical pitches. There is something here for all from multi-pitch low-grade classics to intense and fingery modern test-pieces. With easy access, a kind climate and several other good venues right on its doorstep, Chudleigh is a good destination for a weekend or as part of a longer road-trip.

Routes

28 trad routes (D...E5)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Combined Ops Area
The first sighting of the main climbing area is on the right after passing the rather gloomy North...
7
Trad
Lots of sun!
Level

5 mins

sheltered
6
Salome Area
25m left of Sarcophagus is a gully with a small cave at its base. This marks the start of a good...
4
Trad
Lots of sun!
Level

5 mins

sheltered
7
Cow Cave Area
The gaping hole of Cow Cave is a well-used bivvy spot and a popular place for gearing up. The...
6
Trad
Lots of sun!
Level

6 mins

sheltered
8
Inkerman Groove Area
Inkerman Groove and the superb walls on either side provide some fantastic climbs. The routes are...
6
Trad
Lots of sun!
Level

7 mins

sheltered
9
The Western Tower
This fine tower has rock of the highest quality but in recent years the ivy has taken over a number...
5
Trad
Lots of sun!
Level

8 mins

sheltered
10
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  • Latest Comments

    For CHUDLEIGH ROCKS

    Wogs
    "Chris Hurlock c.hurlock@harbourchallenge.co.uk Great climb polished at the b..." 15/Dec top50

    Twang
    "This was HVS in the Nick White CC guide. E1 seems fair now the peg has gone and ..." 22/May top50

    Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
    "short, desperate, insecure, awkward, but still strangely enjoyable." 26/Aug

    Wogs
    "Rock is in a bad way, polished to a high sheen in the bottom half of the route." 09/Aug top50

    Mortality Crisis
    "There are two directs on this. Most obvious- go straight from the peg at the top..." 22/Apr

    The Spider
    "Peg on first pitch has been chopped through the eye. Makes the pitch bolder as t..." 04/Oct top50

    Great Western
    "Great climb with 3 wonderfully varied first pitches and then a relaxed scramble ..." 20/Jun top50

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