Kit Hill Quarry

Climbs 38 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
Very overgrown but just about worth a visit. With a carpet bombing of Agent Orange, and lots of cleaning, could be a Cornwall-style Froggatt, with routes up to 50ft including some excellent slabs. Presently these are hidden in the (over)growth and seepage. You're advised to take a brush. Good routes: Purple Haze (E2 5b)kit hill killer (E2 6a) and Whole Lotta Shakin (E3 6a). Also clean slabby bouldering up to about English 6a. Plenty of lower grade climbs for the beginner too

Access notes
From the A390, turn N at a sign to "Kit Hill". (From B3257, turn S.) Turn W uphill through gate marked "Kit Hill" and keep going uphill past two car parks on the L to a park on the R.

Walk down track to the quarry itself (8 mins). if taking groups contact kit hill countryside warden 01579 370030

Guidebooks
Cheesewring & South East Cornwall: A Climbers' Guide (2012), www.rustypeg.co.uk,
Out of print: Cheesewring and South East Cornwall (1998), North Devon and Cornwall (1988)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 STARTER SLAB  
2Melting PointHVS 5b 19
3Tip ToeHVD 26
4Tip Toe Variation.HVD 25
5Stanza.VD 35
6The Frog.VD 25
7Music Box.VD 28
8Odium Line.VD 17
9Barney RumbleV0+ 5a 9
10Rusty Ring RouteVD 1
 COLD CORNER  
12Kit Hill KingVS 4c 3
13Star Style VariationHVS 5c 5
14Icy Fingers VariationHVS 5c 8
15Star Style.HVS 5a 11
16Icy Fingers.VD 18
17Hard Core.S 4c 15
18Global Tine.HS 4c 14
19To Happy for the Slappy!V3 5c *2
 SOUTH WALL  
21True gritE2 5b 1
22Minns Folly.HVD 6
23A-haHS 4b 5
24Purple Mist.HVD 8
25Purple Haze.E2 5b **21
26GollumE4 5c 1
27Kit Hill Killer.E2 6a 10
28Cardiac Arrest.S 27
29Deception.HVS 4c 6
 SOUTH SLAB  
31Stomach Cramp.VS 4c *4
32A Whole Lotta Shakin ''Goin OnE3 6a *1
33Choclate OrangeE2 5b 1
34No Tessa you can't climb itE1 5a 6
 LONG WALL  
36Free Fallin.S 4a  
37Stair Way Tower.S 1
38Apple PieHVS  
39Think Pink.HVS 5b  
40like Bruce WillisV0 5a 1
41Each And EverydayV0+ 5a+ 1
42I Wanna Die HardV0+ 5a+ 1
43Un-named routeV4 6a  
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