COASTGUARD SOUTH


Coastguard South displays a wide grade range with routes for everybody, with bags of seaside atmosphere. Regular wave cleaning has left a huge crag of weathered rock with the main feature being the fantastic sheet of organ pipe flowstone on the Quick as Rainbows Area.

Routes

2 trad route (E3)
67 sport routes (6a...7c+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other
Grip 89 Area
This excellent area is easy to reach and has some great rock. Sadly the central section fell down...
7
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

15 mins

Tidal
Manhattan Skyline Area
The continuation wall running right from the Grip ?89 Area has a number of strong lines on good...
11
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

15 mins

Tidal
Xaviers Wall Area
A fine wall with a handful of the best lower 6s on the Isle, plus a few steep lines through...
12
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

17 mins

Tidal
Bad Moon Rising Area
Lots of long, sustained wall climbs and some mean roofs are the main ingredients of this section of...
15
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

18 mins

Tidal
Quick as Rainbows Area
A magnificent wall of immaculate flowstone. It sometimes suffers from seepage, can be dusty and is...
16
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

20 mins

Tidal
Azymuth Area
The final batch of routes on Coastguard South is on a superb steep buttress.
8
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

20 mins

Tidal
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  • Latest Comments

    For COASTGUARD SOUTH

    Darkest Before Dawn
    "Thoroughly enjoyed this. Basically a V4 followed by a pleasant 6b." 01/Jul

    Biscuits for Smut
    "Hard for the grade, moving through the roof after the groove is very difficult -..." 28/May

    Tennessee
    "This route is fantastic, as good as (if not better) than Dominatrix at Kilnsey, ..." 26/Jun

    Full Fathom Five
    "Agree with all the comments, brittle 6c plus lower wall, then 15 feet of good mo..." 28/Sep

    California Dreams
    "Awful route now missing its first bolt as well. I wish I had read these comments..." 14/Sep

    Time Bomb
    "i dont agree did this today and thought it was a solid 7a with the lower moves b..." 27/Jun

    L'Odyssee Noire
    "The start is very hard - I thought about V3 - and the bulge higher up involves a..." 22/Jun

    American Beauty
    "American Beauty has certainly had a face lift.. 3 bolts missing along with the r..." 16/May

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