/ sport climbing in Cornwall

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ConstaBern - on 20 Jun 2013
Off to Penzance tomorrow for a long weekend of surfing if we get the right weather. Was just wondering if there's any sport climbing in this area?
GrahamD - on 20 Jun 2013
In reply to ConstaBern:

Probably best to stick to the surfin' down that neck of the woods. The best (only AFAIK ?) climbing near Penzance is staunchly trad.
Merlin - on 20 Jun 2013
In reply to ConstaBern:

The only place I know of that's bolted in Cornwall ( to a degree) are the quarrys on Bodmin Moor. These are a bit of a mission from where you're going. And the routes are those which really don't have a sniff of natural pro on them, which could also be interpreted as a hold! ie the routes are hard. Without looking at the guide book, the easiest route is probably (Cornish) 6b!

However, that said, if you were more local I'd suggest they were well wory a visit give the quality of the granite in the area.
Iain Peters - on 20 Jun 2013
In reply to ConstaBern:

No sport near Penzance but good bouldering at Aire Point near the surf beaches of Sennen and Guinver. Also bouldering at Godrevy Point near Hayle.
ConstaBern - on 20 Jun 2013
Ok cheers for all the advice. May have to get the bouldering mat out in that case.
sebrider - on 20 Jun 2013
In reply to ConstaBern: If you can drive the climbing on Torbryan in Devon is really nice, mostly 6b to low 7s.
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Tom Last - on 20 Jun 2013
In reply to ConstaBern:

Yep as Merlin says, most of the sport is on Bodmin Moor; with a handful at Bearah Tor, Gold Digging's Quarry, Carbilly Tor and the majority at Cheesewring.

The remainder are a bit closer to you in Luxulyan Valley in Lost World Quarry and Luxulyan Valley Quarry. If it's wet and you climb 7c the the three star and everdry Strongbow is worth a go. Otherwise as Iain says you'd be better off sticking with the bouldring and -if you can - the class trad climbing out west.

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