Odin's Cave from above Odin's Wall
|Rock Type||Natural Carboniferous Limestone|
|Approach Time||20 minutes|
|Sub Area||Tor Bay and Great Tor|
|Local Area||Great Tor East|
|WGS-84 Location||51.568967, -4.121902|
|OS Grid Ref.||SS 530 876|
|WGS-84 Parking Location||51.575583, -4.127859|
|GR Parking Location||SS 526 884|
|Parking Postcode||SA3 2HJ|
|Base Elevation||9 metres (Other)|
|Faces Direction||North East|
|Seepage||Needs a short dry spell|
|Crags Within a Half Mile.|
Non-tidal but awkward to get to when not approached from along the beach.
Bolting permissible. NT currently refusing permission.
Cave currently with one route. Scope for quite a few more when permission from the NT is forthcoming.
Easiest access is from the beach at low (or near low) tide.
Otherwise it's an interesting, but easy, scramble from Russian Zawn A scramble can also be made from the start of East Ridge on Great Tor itself.
- Obscenities 12m E4 6b
The right wall and rib of the cave. Climb the rib, TR, 2PRs, to the roof. Pull through into the groove via very thin moves until a "thank God" hold can be reached. Continue direct to the top (a pre-placed rope belay is advisable).
Not actually in Odin's Cave, but on the broken slabs to the right is the following route:-
- Another Fine Mess 14m Severe
Take a line on the slabs to the right of the Obscenities. Some loose rock here.
- Obscenities - E.Kellar, A.Wilson 00.00.1990
- Another Fine Mess - Mark Winder, A. N. Other 27.04.2011
- According to the NT's published geodata, they don't actually own this place!