Benny Area

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Sport
Sun and Shade
30 mins
Up and Down
Abseil
Dry in the Rain

The far western end of The Promenade is a fine section of cliff that has high quality, well-bolted lines which give powerful routes above ledges.
Tides - Non-tidal, but keep away in rough seas.
Approach - The first routes start at the west end of the ledge (left - looking in), where further progress is prevented by the deep sea-cave of Benny. Stake belays are in place for all the routes that top-out.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Benny
This popular but serious undertaking delves into the deep zawn at the western limits of The Promenade. Calm seas are essential...
7 user comments
 
3 Stars
A1
2
Clever Dick
50m. A fine deep water solo gaining the rock bridge at the end of the first pitch of Benny from the other side of the zawn....
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
DWS
E1 5c
3
Atonement
A series of huge bulges above Benny. Start from the westerly edge of the platform. Lower off the single-bolt belay once easy...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c
4
Air of Detachment
An independent direct version of Crimes Against the Soul, gaining the groove direct from the overhung slab, via some wild...
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7b
5
Crimes Against the Soul
The steep rightward line leading into a deep groove.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
7a
6
Hot Flush Down Under
A desperate chimney. Trend right to finish up the fine wall.
 
Pumpy
7b
7
Hot to Trot
A powerful roof to start, then take the upper wall of Hot Flush Down Under.
 
1 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7b+
8
Gangster Lean
After a hard pull over a roof, the route follows a fantastic sustained leaning face, with no hard moves.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
6c
9
Seppukku
Climb direct past two roofs to undercuts in a third roof. Move left to a vague rib that leads to the lower-off.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
6c
10
Chicago Peace
Climb over bulges then trend right into a left-facing groove, which leads to the lower-off.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
6b+
11
Clamp Down
Climb up to the roof and then boulder over it to the upper wall.
 
2 Stars
Strong
6c+
12
J.J.Burnell, King of the Bass
Above a break in the ledge, move right up a slab then layback around the roof and climb the easier wall. Unlikely looking...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
6b
13
Just Another Victim
Super-steep climbing with wild moves. Initial bulges lead to a roof crack that requires good footwork.
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7b+
14
Godfodder
A good route through the mighty 4m roof crack. Impressive. The easy second pitch requires gear.
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c+
15
A Bosch Boy, a Trad, and a Funky Dredd
A short roof problem. Swing left to a lower-off. Old bolts. 7a+ if re-bolted
 
Strong
E4
16
Show of Hands
Start up a shallow groove and gain the edge of the huge ceiling before making a hard rockover to finish.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
7a
17
Empowerless
Short, sharp roof climbing around the overhang left of the zawn.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
7a
18
Community Service
A neat eliminate. Start up Empowerless, before moving right onto the prow proper. Climb this without bridging across the...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
7a
19
Revelation Chimney
Great rock and a superb line. This trad classic tackles the huge chimney right above the zawn via some sustained bridging and...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
VS
20
Waves Become Wings
A superb leaning wall. Best conditions are in the afternoon when the wall gets the sun.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
7b+
21
Birth Pains of New Nations
The centre of the leaning face, joining Waves Become Wings at half-height. Another high calibre line that again needs the sun...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
7b
22
Tessellations
The overhanging arete right of Revelation Chimney is a majestic route that doesn't let up. Start direct up the lower arete.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b
23
Carpe Diem
An excellent, steep line. Start up an easy groove and then climb a roof to gain a groove. Move leftwards on a steep and natural...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7b+
24
Total Seizure
A great route which tackles a set of huge bulges. Often in condition. Start as for Carpe Diem, then weave through the bulges to...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c
25
State of Play
Super-steep moves that break rightwards over the wide roof right of Total Seizure to eventually finish up Solid State Logic.
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c+
26
Solid State Logic
A brief but powerful climb over a 6m overlapping ceiling, that is easier for the short. Reverse to retrieve the gear.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
8a
27
Defining Moment
Very powerful climbing up the right-hand side of the Solid State Logic cave. Needs good conditions. The nearby ledge is...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
7c+