CHAIR LADDER


descending to the left of the pinnacle until the ground steepens. Either abseil from this point, or downclimb steep ground (at Diff) to the base of the cliff.
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.

Routes

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
Bulging Wall
Set back slightly from Chair Ladder's other faces, the bulging wall is a high and well featured...
5
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

12 mins

Tidal
Pendulum Chimney
A tapering tower of walls, cracks and good ledges that gives the routes a good deal of diversity....
4
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

12 mins

Tidal
Bishop's Buttress
The showpiece of Chair Ladder is Bishop's Buttress, its fine lines and superb rock making it one of...
7
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

12 mins

Abseil
Tidal
Terrier's Tooth
One of Cornwall's great summits that is climbed on its front face by this superb route. The...
1
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

12 mins

Abseil
Tidal
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    For CHAIR LADDER

    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

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

    Diocese
    "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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