|The Real White Cliffs Experience climbs directly up 1/3 from the left of the photo to gain the obvious traverse to the runnel|
We started further left at what we presumed the normal starting point for the Real White Cliffs Experience. I surmounted the initial bulge, continued up the short pitch on good chalk, then smashed some warthogs in for the belay. With only a regular claw hammer Kirill had his work cut out removing the warthog runners on second.
From here it was a long two pitch rightward traverse to the runnel crossing increasingly loose and grassy slopes. With few sections of quality chalk there was little in the way of sound protection, which included belays. The CC guidebook states the route is 118m however I think this route is at least 150m given the length of the traverse.
|Kirill traversing grass|
The runnel provided a grand finale, climbing easy stepped out chalk to the top. It felt easier than the Tube given no steep crux but equally adventurous.