Vellan Head

Climbs 39 – Rocktype Amphibiolite & S – Altitude ? – Faces SW

Crag features
A cliff with a big feel - multipitch climbing, mostly E-grades. The rock is Amphibiolite and Serpentine, and is generally sound.

Thirty nine routes in Total if including Mirror Wall, Chameleon Slabs and Soap Gully area.

Approach notes
Park at Predannack Wollas and follow the coast path south. Abseil or Scramble down to sea-level ledges - mixture of non-tidal and tidal but affected by swell and spray.

Access may be restricted, sometimes at short notice, due to the presence of very rare birds.

West Cornwall & Supplement (2000)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1The FixE2 5b * 
2Dead ReckoningE2 5c **1
3Beauty and the BeastE5 6b ***1
4True NorthHVS 5a **7
5SalamanderE1 5b 2
6The Serpents TailHVS 5a *4
7kimodo draonE2 5c  
8kimodo dragonE2 5c 1
9alpharatzHVS 5a 3
10wellkept secretM 1
11Well Kept SecretHS 4b 1
12Going PlacesE4 6a 1
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We went down to do True North on 10/7/05 to find that there has been a big rockfall and the top half of the route no longer exists. This will also have taken out the two routes to the left. Unfortunately you can't see this until you've actually got down to the bottom of the cliff!
Alison Cairns - 12/Jul/05