HOLLOW CAVES BAY


Hollow Caves Bay is one of those mad places that you'll just have to delve into at some point, mainly because it looks so damn exciting from the top! The classics are manifest, and include such forays as Galactic Glory (HVS), Super Galactic Hammy (E2), Gravy Train (E3), Jabberwock (E5) and San Simian (E8). The routes are generally steep and sustained, the gear is mostly good, and the geology is an absolute delight, although a little familarisation and care is required on your first visit, especially with regard to tides and the various traverses down at sea level. The Box Zawn (western) end of the bay provides a wealth of sustained three-star climbing in the higher grades, with the eastern end, accessed by abseil through the amazing Great Central Hole, giving stunning routes on a series of outstanding pillars.

Routes

22 trad routes (E1...E8)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Box Zawn
Approach - The first routes are situated on the large back wall of the zawn. Beneath the right-hand...
11
Trad
Sun and shade
Level

18 mins

Abseil
Tidal
Gravy Train
Hollow Caves Bay extends eastwards from Box Zawn presenting a series of amazing pillars and caves....
11
Trad
Sun and shade
Level

18 mins

Abseil
Tidal
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