Mermaid Walls

This is the final wall of the sport cliffs on Rhossilli beach and can be found by continuing round past Seaman Walls to reach the long and very pleasant face: it can only be reached 2 hours before low tide.

Mermaid Central topo

1. Cross Word Pizzle (4)
Leftmost line on the low-angled slabs.

2. Land Lubber (4)
Easy climbing to the lower off.

3. The Naughty Corner (4)
A slight corner moving right to the belay.

4. Ursula (4)
The slabby wall right again.

5. Caesg (4)
Climbs up via a series of cracks.

6. Turtle Apocalypse (4)
More of the same just right.

7. No Father Day (5)
The slab past an obvious crystal pocket.

8. Lara (5)
The right edge of the slender groove.

9. Scurvy Dog (5+)
The centre of the pillar left of the cutaway.

10. Crimp Paddle (6b+) ★★
Pulls out left of the next route and up above the cutaway.

Mermaid Central topo

11. Paternal Love (6b)
Straight up above Crimp Paddle.

12. Bye Dad (6b+) ★★
Fine climbing up the centre of the pillar.

13. Filial Duty (5+)
The right-hand side of the pillar.

14. Fought to the Day (5+)
The hanging groove right of the pillar.

15. This Vicar’s Tea Party (6b+)
The sidewall to join the next route.

16. Stingray (6c)
Through the block overhang with bouldery moves.

17. Lemon Soul (6a) ★★
The arête and face finishing via the hanging groove on the left.

18. A Mermaid Tale (5) ★★
Left of the chimney moving into the finishing groove.

19. Dawson’s Corner (5)
The exposed corner on great holds.

20. Dawson’s Creek (5) ★★
Finishes direct.

21. Fistful of Tenners (4)
The front of the excellent narrow pillar.

22. Under the Mattress (6a+) ★★
Climbs via a high roof onto the upper wall.

23. Cash in the Attic (5) ★★
The slight bulge and upper wall

24. Holds may Spin (5)
Climbs via a slight corner and finishes leftwards.

25. Probate Pending (3)
Left of some easy cracks.

26. Psygod WibblyWobbly (5)
The short wall.

27. Names from Rogers Profanasaurus (5)
Above a ledge.

28. Al Perchino (4)
Easy wall.

29. Scuttle (4)
Just right again.

30. The Trevena Fish Hotel (4)
The long slabby pitch left of the cave/corner.

Mermaid RH topo

1. Project

2. The Naughty Step (6a)
Moves right above the cave to climb a slim corner.

3. A Mermaid’s Footwork (6b)
Left-hand line up pillar.

4. Flounder (6b)
The right-hand line.

5. Somewhere in a Smile She Knows (6b+)
The centre of the leaning pillar.

6. Besetting Fears (6a)
The pocketed pillar to the right joining 5.

7. Horse Flavoured Shadows (5+)
The arête above the large ledge.

8. Triton (5)
Has two finishes.