Compass Point

North Devon Coast

A once well travelled crag, however unfortunately due to several severe rock falls many of the routes are very serious with poor rock, unreliable protection and loose finishes.


Crag information
Climbing Area: South West & Southern Rock Type: Other
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 27
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1930
Grid Reference: SS200065

A large rock fall occurred on the right side of the crag in 2014, significantly changing all routes to the right of the descent ramp including the popular Crimpyphon and Caravanserai. The rock that remains on this section of the crag is still very unstable and any routes on this section of crag are likely to be mostly or entirely different to those that previously existed and very loose. There is no current up to date guidebook, tread very carefully!!


Parking and Approach

Head for the southern arm of Bude Haven. Drive along the narrow lane on the S bank of the Bude canal: at the end there is limited parking by a turning circle.
Walk through the white gate, towards the Compass Tower 100m beyond. Walk south along the coast path and then follow a path down to the pebble beach at the southern end of the bay and head back north to the crag. Descent by accessing the ridge of the crag from the Compass Tower is very dangerous following the collapse of the ridge. A low tide walk in from the beach to the north is another option: park as mentioned and walk down the cobbled ramp to the pebble beach and walk around the promontory.

CRoW Information

N/A not on CROW land.
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