Climbs 158
Rocktype Greenstone
Altitude 5m a.s.l

Crag features

All information taken Barnaby Carver's guide (which includes topos) at http://www.javu.co.uk/Climbing/Guides/Stives/

MANíS HEAD, the area of cliffs at the western end of Porthmeor Beach, St. Ives, has long been a venue for scrambling, short problem climbs and even some limited deep water soloing. Although there is bouldering on the head itself the highest concentration of problems can be found in the small coves just to the west. There are many fine problems of V2 and below (U.K. technical grade 3a-5c), whilst the few classic V6-V7 problems (U.K. 6b-6c) make this a not-to-be-overlooked crag for the hard-core boulderer. Delightful on sunny summerís days and just a short distance from the centre of St. Ives and its beaches with climbing at all states of the tide, this area has much to offer.

Approach notes

Approach: (Approximately 3 minutes.) From the car park at the western end of Porthmeor Beach join the South-West Coast Path and follow this west between Beach Road and Porthmeor Bowling Club for about 150 metres. The outcrops of the Double Overhang and Beginner

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Double Overhang Area 
21VB 8
32VB 7
43VB 8
54 Double OverhangV0 *7
65V2 *1
76V0+ 1
87VB 1
98VB 1
109VB  
 Beginnerís Crack and Approach Gully Areas 
1210VB *15
1311 Beginners CrackVB **15
1412VB 12
1513VB 10
1614VB 2
1715VB 2
1816VB 1
1917VB 1
2018VB 1
2119VB  
2220V0-  
2321V0+ * 
2422V2 * 
2523V1 ** 
2624V0  
2725V0+  
2826VB * 
2927VB  
3028V0-  
3129VB  
3230VB * 
 Babel Cove 
3431V1  
3532V1  
3633VB  
3734VB  
3835VB  
3936VB  
4037VB 1
4138VB **1
4239VB 1
4340aVB  
4440bV2 * 
4541V1 *1
4642aVB  
4742bVB  
4843V0+  
4944V1  
5045V0 *1
5146V0- * 
5247V0-  
5348V0+  
5449V0  
5550VB  
5651VB  
5752VB  
5853VB  
5954VB  
6055VB  
6156VB  
6257VB  
6358V0-  
6459VB  
6560VB  
6661VB  
6762VB  
6863VB  
6964VB *1
7065VB 1
7166VB 1
7267VB 2
7368VB 1
7469VB 2
7570VB 2
7671VB 2
7772VB  
7873VB  
7974VB * 
8075aVB  
8175bVB  
8276VB  
8377VB  
8478VB  
8579VB  
8680VB  
8781VB  
8882VB  
8983VB  
 The Sharkís Fin Area 
9184 The Shark's FinV0+ **1
9285V1  
9386V0- * 
9487V0- *2
9588VB 2
9689VB  
9790V0  
9891V0 1
9992V0  
10093aV1  
10193bV3  
10294aV0  
10394bV4 * 
10495 SnorkelV6 * 
10596V2  
 Minitower Cove 
10797V0  
10898VB  
10999V3  
110100aV3  
111100b No Pain, No GainV6 ** 
112101V2 ** 
113102V0+ * 
114103aV0- ** 
115103bVB  
116104V0- 1
117105VB *2
118106VB *2
119107VB 2
120108VB 2
121109VB 1
122110V0+ ** 
123111 Minitower Traverse (a.k.a. Three Egyptians)V7 *** 
124112V0  
125113V0+  
126114aV0  
127114bV0+  
128115VB  
129116VB  
 The Twin Boulders 
131117VB  
132118VB  
133119V2  
134120V2  
135121VB  
136122VB  
137123VB  
138124VB  
139125VB  
140126VB  
141127VB  
142128VB  
143129VB  
144130VB  
145131VB  
 Campground Wall (a.k.a. The No Camping Boulder) 
147132VB 3
148133V0-  
149134VB 2
150135V0+  
151136V0+ 1
152137 Campground WallV1 ** 
153138V2 * 
154139V6 ** 
155140VB 2
156141
-
VB 1
157142 WorkoutV1 **2
158143VB  
159144VB  
160145VB  
161146VB  
162147VB  
163148VB ** 
164149VB  
165150VB  

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