/ Climbing with children in Cornwall
we (from Germany) want to visit Cornwall in August/September. Can anybody give me an advice which areas would be suitable for small kids (4,8), easy to get to and bolted or with the possibility to go toprope?
There are very few bolted routes in Cornwall, there are some at the Cheesewring Quarry but they are mostly 6b or harder and it doesn't have a friendly sport climbing feel.
You could have a great day top roping on Roche Rock, lots of easy stuff, and some small slabs and bouldering problems too....
Cornwall is very traditional (no bolts) and has lots of seacliffs which don't have easy access.
You might consider climbing with the kids on granite tors of Dartmoor in south Devon. Smaller, shorter, easy access. Crags like Haytor, Hound Tor, Bonehill (all near Widdecombe on the Moor, which has a good campsite and pub) would be good choices.
What's wrong with the granite tors of Cornwall? Hawks Tor, Hellman tor (for bouldering)and as already mentions Roche Rock.
There's some sport in Luxulyan as well as Cheesewring.
Other options are places like Lantic bay, or Looe Beach with a small volume off routes each but have beaches to keep the kids entertained. Both on the south cast so less wind which will be warmer for prolonged beach sessions!
There is also stuff on the north coast which would be child and top rope friendly, I'm just not that familiar with it.
Halldrine Cove, next to Bosigran is relatively easy to get to, has plenty of easy routes and be top-roped.
Thanks you very much for the advices, that helped a lot!
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