MOWING WORD


Mowing Word is one of those spots which can elude climbers year after year - many is the time I've heard folk say "must get that one done tomorrow/next week/this season", only to reappear the following year with nothing bagged in the interim. That's bird-restricted crags for you. But maybe that's the attraction? ...this means you'll never run out of routes to do - surely this is the epitome of paradise. In the meantime, devote your energy to getting started on such west-facing beauties as the amazing Diedre Sud (HS), the multi-extravaganza Heart of Darkness (HVS), Snozwanger (E1), Flax of Dream (E2) and the demanding In One Door (E5). And if that's not enough to drag you back time and time again ... you are climbing too fast.
Access Restriction - Mowing Word has an agreed restriction because of nesting birds, no climbing from 1 March and 1 August each year. This includes all the routes in this guide except two on the East Face.

Routes

1 boulder problem (E3)
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
Chimes of Freedom
This huge lump of a buttress is crossed by a series of juggy breaks and small roofs. All the routes...
12
Trad
Sun and shade
Level

25 mins

Abseil
Tidal
Diedre Sud
Mowing Word is best know for two classic routes - Diedre Sud and Heart of Darkness. These routes...
15
Trad
Sun and shade
Level

25 mins

Abseil
The Southern Tip
The southern end of Mowing Word has a few decent routes worth looking at.
8
Trad
Sun and shade
Level

25 mins

Abseil
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  • Latest Comments

    For MOWING WORD

    Nijinsky
    "Expect E2 5b and u won't be surprised" 02/Oct

    Snozwanger
    "I used to think this route was straight fowrad and well protected for HVS. Now t..." 30/Sep

    Flax of Dream
    "I assumed 5a was a misprint. Gets 5c in the CC guide, felt like a normal Pembrok..." 06/Jul

    Nijinsky
    "enjoyable climbing with a tricky crux and steep well-protected climbing above" 21/Dec

    Sealhunt
    "Fantastic route, not too hard or bold if you believe the in the grade and move a..." 07/Jun

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