Chudleigh Rocks is a very popular and picturesque crag with a rich climbing history attached to it. The 'Rocks' are composed of excellent limestone that, in general, gives well-protected climbing on sustained and technical pitches. There is something here for all, ranging from multi-pitch lower grade classics to a clutch of fingery testpieces, plus a host of brilliant VS and HVSs. Being close to Exeter, Chudleigh is very quick to get to and more often than not has some of the best weather in the West Country. It can be a good choice to head for if the weather further to the west is poor.


4 trad routes (D...E2)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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    "Changed from HVS 5a ** to HVS 5b **, no votes" 19/Jun

    "Chris Hurlock Great climb polished at the b..." 15/Dec top50

    "This was HVS in the Nick White CC guide. E1 seems fair now the peg has gone and ..." 22/May

    Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
    "short, desperate, insecure, awkward, but still strangely enjoyable." 26/Aug

    "Rock is in a bad way, polished to a high sheen in the bottom half of the route." 09/Aug top50

    Mortality Crisis
    "There are two directs on this. Most obvious- go straight from the peg at the top..." 22/Apr

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