South Coast - Icart Point West Wall

West Wall Area

West Wall Area

How do I get there?

Carpark location and southern crags

Carpark location and southern crags

From La Grande Rue, take Routes des Coutures and follow as it turns into Saint’s Road, then take a right into Icart Road and follow it all the way to the end where it ends in a large car park. From La Rue Maze, take Longue Rue and take a right to join Routes des Coutures and follow as before. After parking at Icart Car Park (with the tea rooms adjacent), take the cliff path east as shown above. Follow the path round until you are above the coupee area. Head down to the coupee, but before getting to the edge head rightwards (west) towards the top of an the West Wall outcrop

Below are links to topos of the climbing areas at West Wall

Topo A

Topo A

Routes on this crag

Closet Climber  14m (46ft)

Start just right of the patch of ivy at the left hand end of the crag. Gain the rightward trending crack at 12 feet, then the thin…

Archilles Heel 15m (49ft)

Start 5 feet to the right. Climb a small bulge, then up to an under cling at 25 feet. Climb directly up the bulge above this. An…

Pretty In Pink 21m (69ft)

To the right is a scooped out section of brown rock. At the left hand end of this is a crack which trends slightly right. Follow this…

Yataghan Crack 21m (69ft)

Start 3 feet right of the brown scoop. Climb up to the groove at 15 feet. Follow this, moving right to avoid the bulge, to a break…

Wraith 21m (69ft)

8 feet to the right is a crack. Follow this to a roof at 30 feet. Move right 6 feet underneath this then make a hard move…

Scaramouch 21m (69ft)

Start 10 feet down and to the right. Climb to the overhang at 30 feet, and over this where a thin crack leads to a small higher…

Metal Fatigue

A rising left to right traverse of the cliff. Start just left of Closet Climber. Follow the crack rightward to the break of Yataghan Crack. Continue right…

Left Hand Chimney 11m (36ft)

The chimney at the right hand end of the cliff.

Right Hand Chimney  8m (26ft)

The chimney just right of Left Hand Chimney.