So much for Sea Cliff routes in Cornwall

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HuecoRat

Trad climber
NJ
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 10, 2011 - 08:01am PT
http://wimp.com/clifffall/
bvb

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flagstaff arizona
Oct 10, 2011 - 08:09am PT
I still remember the two-part article in Mountain on British sea cliff climbing -- "The Gogarth Saga" -- and the vid of Barber on-sight soloing Strand. Never met the Holliwells, but Watusi and GK did and they related the stories so well. British Sea Cliff climbing is as core as it gets.
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Oct 10, 2011 - 09:03am PT
I don't know the story behind this, but did the people know this was about to happen? Really changes the meaning off "I'm off belay" if this collapse wasn't predicted.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Oct 11, 2011 - 01:20am PT
BUT, I did spend a summer climbing with this brit who was a well-know Cornwall climber. Did serenity with him and Watusi, pumped out on the last pitch and got hauled up. He pointed at my arms and said "look, he's got wanker's arm!" Mike, help me out, what was that guy's name?
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 11, 2011 - 01:21am PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1630892
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Oct 11, 2011 - 01:27am PT
Did someone say Gogarth? Me, Sooze, and Craig Smith like last week.... them sea cliffs are really something!

Gogarth approach... sketch!
Gogarth approach... sketch!
Credit: Russ Walling

Gogarth approach... even sketchier!
Gogarth approach... even sketchier!
Credit: Russ Walling

Craig Smith on the first or second pitch of Gogarth, on Gogarth
Craig Smith on the first or second pitch of Gogarth, on Gogarth
Credit: Russ Walling

Back to the car before the whole crag is claimed by the sea!
Back to the car before the whole crag is claimed by the sea!
Credit: Russ Walling
susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Oct 11, 2011 - 04:17am PT
Pic 2 = pitch 2 of Gogarth

~sooze
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Oct 11, 2011 - 08:21am PT
Early on in my climbing in Spain, we were walking by some particularly chossy limestone, on the way to some good stuff half a kilometer farther on, and my partner pointed and said "the British climb on this".
berisfancy

Trad climber
NORTH WEALD
Oct 23, 2011 - 06:14pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGzU_sQrMsk&feature=youtube_gdata

Oh my gawwwwd. does this mean every cliff in yosemite, if not AMERICA is lose as f*#k??!!!

YOU F*#KING STUUUPID AMERICANS! EVER WONDERED WHY YOU HAVE A REPUTATION FOR BEING IGNORANT RETARDS?

much love xxxhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGzU_sQrMsk&feature=youtube_gdata
Leo Hski

Social climber
Boston MA
Oct 25, 2015 - 02:20pm PT
A little clean-up at Gogarth: Jonny Woodward, Randy Vodel, Nick Wharto...
A little clean-up at Gogarth: Jonny Woodward, Randy Vodel, Nick Wharton, and me at the top of Wen Zawn- summer of 1981.
Credit: Leo Hski
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 25, 2015 - 05:05pm PT
The Red Wall at Anglesey, as core as it gets cause it's choss.
Climbed with 'Joe' there. OK, not on the same rope but 'e was polite to us.

Credit: Reilly


Mousetrap - am I tripping, or what?
Credit: Reilly

Credit: Reilly
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Oct 25, 2015 - 05:34pm PT
What areas were specifically involved in this mass wasting? Surely this didn't erase the entire Gogarth crags?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 25, 2015 - 05:45pm PT
Don't think that was a popular venue, plus it happened 4 years ago.
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Oct 25, 2015 - 05:59pm PT
Good point Reilly . . . I was foolish not to check the date. Thanks.

Awesome photos Russ . . . sketchy and covered with wet lichens and slippery moss . . . yikes.
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Lassitude 33
Oct 25, 2015 - 06:19pm PT
That picture of you and me and Woodward and Nick is so cool. Not sure I've seen it before - but certainly remember the trundle. Thanks for posting it up.
PotatoHead

Trad climber
Nunya,ID
Oct 25, 2015 - 07:51pm PT
Nan00k goes to Gogarth
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 25, 2015 - 07:54pm PT

I hope nobody was down below. . . wow!
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Oct 25, 2015 - 08:13pm PT
That video is pretty astounding. After watching something like that, I can see why someone wouldn't bother with a helmet.
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