Devil’s Slide

Probably the most iconic cliff on Lundy, though not typical, The Devil’s Slide is a 100m slab dropping straight into the sea.

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First appearances were a little disappointing as they coincided with a sharp shower, threatening to put the mockers on the day. Happily the clag soon lifted to give an awesome afternoon.

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We kicked off proceedings with the classic corner of Albion, whilst we made sure the rock had dried. Great climbing and a fine vantage point to watch  the rest of the Rucksack Club team, scattered across the rest of the routes on the slide. We had almost a dozen of us climbing at one point!

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Next up was Satan’s Slip, an altogether more committing lead with a 45m 5a middle pitch with barely a decent runner on the whole thing. Not a place to slip, but happily the climbing isn’t too tricky.

Finally, we switched crags to climb Indy 500. Also fantastic climbing, but a complete contrast with very steep but well protected climbing.

Back for a shower at the very well appointed campsite and a quiet evening at the pub.

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…any rumours of a rowdy disco are clearly preposterous in such an idyllic backwater…..

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