Sacre Coeur at Blackchurch Rock

Sacre Coeur at Blackchurch Rock

Page Type Page Type: Trip Report
Location Lat/Lon: 51.01208°N / 4.43296°W
Date Date Climbed/Hiked: May 18, 2014
Activities Activities: Trad Climbing
Seasons Season: Summer

Sacre Coeur at Blackchurch Rock!

Good morning SummitPosters

During the recent good weather in May, my partners in crime and I had a grand day out on the amazing sea stack formation of Blackchurch Rock on the Culm Coast near Hartland in North Devon. There are a number of most excellent routes on this fantastic foreshore pinnacle, complete with two walk-through tunnels, but the jewel in the crown is the superlative and most photogenic E2 5b/c "Sacre Coeur" first climbed by the legend Pat Littlejohn in 1974. The route is rightly described by UKC and Rockfax as "a majestic pitch of flawless quality" and a super-classic in the South West of the UK. Anyway the entertainment was duly recorded so for anyone interested in viewing a short HD film of this superb route featuring pheasants, hermit crabs and an assortmant of other flora and fauna 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. Anyway all constructive feedback or comments welcome and hopefully it will inspire a few folks with strong calves and sacred hearts to visit this beautiful and tranquil part of the UK and climb on Blackchurch Rock, especially Sacre Coeur!

Cheers and happy climbing! :-)



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