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Location: 51.1905, -4.6757 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Feb 7, 2010
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Description 

One of the most famous cliffs in England the Devil's Slide provides the best slab climbing in the country. The slab provides excellent climbing at surprisingly moderate grades, however you'll need confidence to tackle the climbs.

Getting There 

From the top of the cliff descend down the southern gully. One short rappel is required to pass a short outcrop.

Climbing Season



Weather station 14.2 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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The Devil's Slide 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : The Devil's Slide
1. Start from the platform and climb directly up the slab (right of center) to a break. Belay.2. Continue on up the slab to a poor belay at the good half way break. 3. Moving slightly right continue up the white scoop delicately. The higher you go the better the gear placement are.4. Continue on up the right edge of the slab until you reach the headwall. Traverse left below the wall and finish up the left side.An alternative (harder) more direct finish can be done up the cracks on th...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Looking down the Devil's Slide from above
Looking down the Devil's Slide from above
The short rappel on the descent to the bottom of t...
The short rappel on the descent to the bottom of t...
Looking up from the bottom of the Devil's Slide
Looking up from the bottom of the Devil's Slide

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By Nick Russell
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From: Bristol, UK
Sep 24, 2012
The Blocks at the bottom of the slide can be reached mid-tide and below. At high tide, it's possible to traverse in at a break about 8m up the slab. If there's a bit swell going, you're best off starting from the halfway break - the waves can wash a long way up the slab!