Right Hand Wall

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Right Hand Wall
Rock Type Natural Jurassic Limestone
Climbing Style Trad
Approach Time
Area South Coast
Sub Area Ogmore
WGS-84 Location 51.4499155, -3.6143329
OS Grid Ref. SS 879 735
WGS-84 Parking Location
GR Parking Location
Base Elevation 0 metres (Other)
General Info
Faces Direction
Wind Sheltered
Climbing Type Serious
Crags Within 2.0 km

Black Zawn, Cave Inlet, Davy Jones' Locker and the Sea Caves, Dirty Harry Walls, Dunraven Cliff, Elephant Wall, Every Persons Wall, First Inlet, Folded Walls, Fools Fantasy Area, Mitzy Wall, Ogmore Popular End, Phaser Wall, Playtime Wall, Right Hand Wall, Second Inlet, Stone Wings Cliff, The Biscuit, The Castle Area, The Long Wall, The Western Crag, Tiger Bay, Tusker Chimney Area, Twinkle Buttress, Witches Cave, Witches Tip


See the Ogmore Crag Familiarisation Page.

Right Wall - (Becher's Brook). Yellow dotted line marks the "walk off"

(better known as Becher's Brook and obvious by the large pool leading into the gloomy narrow zawn.)

The cliff now turns to face the sea once more and contains some short routes that are useful when the tide is unfavourable.There are two fixed belays above the main VS cracks(other route are dubious) but the best descent is to walk to the top of Via Normale.

The Routes

  1. Against The Grain 18m E3,5c
    Now slightly more difficult to start the overhang. The large overhang where the cliff turns to face the sea. Climb a short problem wall on the left to gain a ledge then swing right over the roof, TR on the lip. TR needs replacing.

  2. Via Normale 21m D
    Climb the crack line just right of the large overhang. A useful descent.

  3. Moonlight Flit 14m E1,5b
    Start 3m left of the second crack line at a green, bulging wall. Make hard moves to start and gain a ledge. Finish up the overhangs above.

  4. L’Escargot 14m VS,4b
    The second crack line. Climb to a ledge and then a corner to more ledges. Traverse left to descend Via Normale.

  5. Tri-Via 14m VS,5a
    Climb the faint crack between the second and third cracks until bigger holds lead to a ledge. Finish up the overhangs above. Descent as above.

  6. Overdue 14m VS,4b
    Climb the third crack line to ledges, then over bulges to another ledge. Descent as above.

  7. Overpaid 14m E1,5c
    Start in the centre of the wall right of Overdue. Make a hard move to reach small holds and a ledge. Continue up overhanging rock on large holds.

  8. Arkle 14m HVS,5b
    Climb the crack line above the edge of the rock pool of Becher’s Brook.

  9. Red Rum 14m VS,4c *
    The right-hand crack line above the pool. Traverse right over the water to reach the crack.

  10. Becher’s Brook 27m VS,4b
    The narrow cleft at the back of the rock pool reached by an entertaining traverse or swim! Climb the crack, widening to a chimney, to ledges. Traverse righ to the top of the seaward ridge. Descend easily to the right.

  11. Foinaven 22m HVS,5a
    Climb Becher’s Brook for 4m then traverse right to a crack. Finish direct. Descend rightwards.

First Ascents

  1. R.Thomas, G.Royle 00.00.1985
  2. J.Harwood 10.09.1974
  3. R.Thomas, G.Royle, R.Haslum 00.00.1983
  4. J.Harwood, C.Horsfield 24.09.1976
  5. R.Thomas, G.Davies 00.00.1981
  6. J.Harwood, C.Horsfield 24.09.1976
  7. R.Thomas, G.Davies 00.00.1980
  8. A.Sharp, J.Harwood 20.08.1977
  9. P.Littlejohn, J.Harwood, C.Horsfield 26/5/1977
  10. P.Thomas, J.Harwood 10.09.1974
  11. C.Heard, A.March 00.00.1977