Chair Ladder is one of the UK's premier destinations for multi-pitch sea-cliff climbs. The rock, style of climbing and stupendous location are all unbeatable. All the climbs are worthwhile, and the harder routes are rarely busy. Perhaps the cliff's only flaw is that it can be a frustrating place to climb during high seas or when the tides are not convenient, although the non-tidal crags of Carn Barra and Porthgwarra Buttress are not far away.


17 trad routes (VD...E3)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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    Terrier's Tooth
    "Changed from VD *** to HS 4b ***, 0% of 1 vote for HS" 11/Mar

    Terrier's Tooth
    "Does anyone know more about the damage to pitch 1 in last winters storms? see w..." 07/Sep

    Bishop's Rib
    "I did the direct start for the first time this weekend having previously done th..." 22/Apr

    "Filthy when I did this in Easter." 29/Oct

    "Its the first pitch that takes some working out! Especially if the sea's a bit '..." 10/Sep

    Pendulum Chimney
    "The final pitch description "to the top of the cliff" isn;t quite righ..." 04/Sep top50

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