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All of the Wallsend crags face west so catch the afternoon sun well. Wallsend South is closer to the sea and can suffer from soapy rock on still and humid days, whereas Wallsend North is set back a little and is less affected by greasyness. The Colors Area and Hong Kon Phooey Area are cut off at high tides or in rough seas.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

There are no applied bird restriction along the Wallsend cliff at present, (2022) However due to it's more isolated nature and available nesting ledges, it is often populated with breeding pairs of seabird through the season. As well as a Ravens nest in the Bigger Peace area.

Be sensible and avoid any routes close to nesting birds and advise others of nests, to leave them in peace. They will all be gone by mid July.

 

30m.

Rockfax Description
A steady lower wall on good holds is followed by some quality face climbing on the headwall. © Rockfax

FA. Martin Crocker 02/May/1992.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List , Portland sub 6b , Portland , Portland Sendathon , Portland Olympian (6's, max stars) , Portland Olympian - Need for Speed! , Portland Olympian , Portland Pyramid (2024)

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salexc 27 Aug, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: You can do this in two pitches, there are matching bolts at half height. Good practise!
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βeta: You can do this in two pitches, there are matching bolts at half height. Good practise!
BarwoodP 6 Jul, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: Loved the route interesting all the way up, hidden hold at the top to make it interesting
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βeta: Loved the route interesting all the way up, hidden hold at the top to make it interesting
Francescaparratt 26 Aug, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Maybe needs chains or one more bolt at the top as took a massive whip. Rest of the route is wonderfully bolted.
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βeta: Maybe needs chains or one more bolt at the top as took a massive whip. Rest of the route is wonderfully bolted.
Chris Shorter 21 Sep, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: Very good but no harder than F6b. I think that the F6c must be a "translation" of the old E3 5c trad grade, which was for the route when it was poorly protected. Obviously, the bolts make all the difference. Not to be missed!
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βeta: Very good but no harder than F6b. I think that the F6c must be a "translation" of the old E3 5c trad grade, which was for the route when it was poorly protected. Obviously, the bolts make all the difference. Not to be missed!

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The Watchman

Grade: 6b ***
(Wallsend South)

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