Bantham Hand Sea Stack and Simu-Abseil

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Mar 16, 2014
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Bantham Hand Sea Stack and Simu-Abseil
Created On: Apr 7, 2014
Last Edited On: Apr 7, 2014

Bantham Hand Sea Stack and Simu-Abseil

Good morning to you all from a damp and dismal Bristol in the UK
During the warm weather in mid-March, my partners in crime and I managed a smash and grab raid of the esoteric, but photogenic sea stack called the "Bantham Hand" in Bigbury Bay, near Plymouth in South Devon. Undeniably you would class this as "esoterica" with the obligatory guano, friable rock and a wee bit of vegetation but it is a most excellent adventure and the quality of climbing is pretty good too! And as an added bonus to descend from the stack, you can indulge yourself with your partner of choice in the dark arts of a simultaneous abseil or rappel. Just make sure your mate has not had all the pies the night before...
Anyway the entertainment was duly recorded so for anyone interested in viewing a short HD film of this splendid "adventure" climb then please use the following link:

If you wish to sample the full High Def experience and your computer has enough va va voom, you should be able to change the "Quality" icon to at least 720p HD in the bottom right hand corner on the You Tube screen.
All constructive feedback or comments welcome and hopefully it will inspire a few folks to climb the Bantham Hand (before it falls down!) if you are passing through and visit this beautiful part of the UK! :-)

Cheers and happy climbing!



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AlbertoRampini - Apr 7, 2014 6:04 am - Voted 10/10


Nice video and amusing climb...the ridge is quite sharp!
Last year on may i spent a nice week, climbing in Bosigrain. It was the first time to me in UK, invited by the BMC to the Cornwall Trad climb meet.
Soon or later i will plane to come back, maybe!
Thanks and cheers.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle - Apr 7, 2014 8:21 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Photogenic!

Hey Alberto grazie for your kind words! Bosigran is a beautiful place to climb in Cornwall, did you stay in the superb CC Count House? I hope you make it back one day to sample some of the geat climbing on offer in the UK! :-) Cheers Dave

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