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Mowing Word(OS)

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About Mowing Word(OS):

There is a very strict seasonal bird restriction here, no climbing from 1 March to 1 August. There is no better place to spend a sunny, late August day than here. Tradition is to do a route, and then leap off the top into the sea. The climbing is very good, 150 feet long, pleasant VS to HVS routes, interesting E1s, exciting E2s, and nothing really any harder. Big holds and lots of protection. Rappell in at the center of the cliff down a groove to a small pedestal, or half way down, where one can traverse onto any of the routes. At low tide, you can traverse easily along the cliff. It is west facing, sunny, and best inspected from the sea while floating and looking up at it. There is also more climbing on the south face, though it is a bit more difficult. Also, around on the east face are a bunch of VS routes, making a total of over 150 routes in the area. Go there and have a great day, enjoy yourself, and have a good time!
Nearest town or city: Stackpole
Directions: OS158--GR992/943 From the car park at Stackpole, take the cliff top path south over the headland, across the beach, and up the other side and out and along to the peninsula. This is Stackpole Head. Immediately to the west of this is the promontory of Mowing Word, which is reached by cutting across the headland.
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Quantity of Climbs: Lifetime