Climbs 170 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude Tidal – Faces W

Crag features
Golden hand-ripping granite with routes up to 90 ft. Many sub-E1 popular routes makes this a popular venue for learners. Even the experienced will enjoy Demo Route (HS 4b). Also includes top-notch hard routes, most the work of Mark Edwards, such as 29 Palms (E6 6c) and Tears of a Clown (E7 6b). Bouldering as you like it on the wide platform.

Access notes
Mostly not tidal but CAN BE DANGEROUS with swells. People have been washed out to sea from the non-tidal platform - beware.

>From the A30 (Penzance-Land's End) turn W (R from Penzance) to Sennen. Park in the Sennen Cove car park at very end of high street.

From the (redundant) coastguard lookout, either (1) set up a careful abseil to the platform, avoiding interference with climbers on routes and padding the rope against sharp crystals or (2) downclimb Griptight Gully (Diff) which faces N towards Demo Route; or (3) walk S past the lookout, to a split boulder and down a narrow gully that lines up with a strange-looking offshore rock. Scramble leftwards towards the main platform. Beware swells - you can get swept off into the sea.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

South West Climbs Volume 2 (2014), West Country Climbs (2010), West Cornwall & Supplement (2000),
Out of print: Bosigran and the North Coast (1991)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
2The Forgotten WallE5 6a
3Placa del EdwardsE7 6c/7a
4The Paragon ReturnsE7 6b
6ProwE4 6a *
7High Street BluesE5 6a **
8DelilahE2 5b *
9Cool CurlVS 5b
10Zig ZagHVS 5a *
1129 PalmsE6 6c
12The Tracks of my TearsE8 6c ***
13Tears of a ClownE7 6b ***
14Ace of SpadesE4 5c *
15Thieves CarnivalE6 6b
16Norge CornerHS 4b
17Skid MarkE4 6b
18Slight PauseVS 4c
19Slippery ChuteVS 4c
20Slab HappyE3 5b
21Slippery SlabVS 5a *
22Dark ComedianE3 5b
23Congo RouteVS 4c, 4c
24Trip across the SlipE2 5c
25Much Ado about NothingE6 6c **
26Congo CrackE1 5b
27Congo TributeE2 5c
28AmazoniaE7 6c ***
29Rainbow WarriorE7 6c ***
30Genge's GrooveHVS 5a *
31Let the River LiveE6 6b **
32EenyHVS 5a
33MeanyHVS 5a
34Genge's Right HandHVS 5b
35FinaleE2 5c
36A Swift Flight of FancyE3 6a **
37Red RoseE8 7a
38SamsonE5 6b
39The Rock HopperM 6a
41The Wipe-out ZoneE3 5b
43Samson Arete / Parthian ShotE2 6a *
44DemolitionE6 6a
45Demo RouteHS 4b ***
46Intermediate RouteVD
47AndrimneS 4a
48Corner ClimbVD *
49Corner CrackS 4a
50ProteinVS 4c
51Hot TunaHVS 4c
52Post the PostmanVS 4c
53Civvy RouteHS 4b
54Walter's ChimneyD
55LetterboxS 4b
56Griptight GullyD
58Gully Wall Left HandS
59Gully Wall Right HandVD
60Centre PitchVS 4a
61The FlakesE1 5b
62Banana CrackHVS 5c
63Left Banana FlakeD
64Orange SliceVD
65Black GrooveVD
66Banana FlakeVD *
67Banana SplitHVS 5a
68The AreteVS 4b *
69Main Face ClimbD
70Fruit SaladVD
71Black JackS
73MarionetteE2 5c
74No Pack DrillE2 5c
75Black SlabVD *
76No NameVD
77No NumberVS 5a
78StaircaseD *
79SkewcrackS 4b
80Truescrew CrackVS 4c
81Overhanging WallVS 4c
82Overhanging CornerVS 4c
83Mark Up Another OneE6 6b **
84Africa RouteVS 5a *
85Whtie Mans BurdenVS 5a
86Double OverhangVS 4c *
87DevoVS 4c
88DevoteeE1 5b
89DexterVS 4c *
90DextroseHVS 5a
91Windows of PerfectionE5 6b
92Water Spout ChimneyHS 4b *
94Sinner's RouteD
95White WeddingV3 6c
96Stairway To HeavenE1 5a
97Windows of PerceptionE5 6a
98Black WidowE3 6b
99Messenger from the FurnaceE5 6c/7a **
100ExodusE3 6b
101Angel's HighwayE2 6a
102Comunion CrackHVS 5c
103The QuakerE1 5c
104Church WindowVD
105Church Window Variation 1aHS 4c
106Church Window Variation 2aHVS 5a
107Catholic GirlsHVS 5c
108Altar RouteVS 4c
109Altar Route variation finishHS 4c
110TombstoneE1 5b
111CatacombsE6 6b
113OvermarkedHS 4a
114Senior's RouteD
115Junior's Route (aka Cliff Assault Wing Route)D
116International GrooveE3 5c
117Pots AreteHVS 5a
118Monday FaceVS 4b
119SlimVS 5a
120Vertical CrackHS 4c **
121Squeeze MeE3 6a
122GillianE3 5c ***
123ExSqueeze MeE5 6b
124Gillian (direct start)E4 5c
125GolvaE2 5c **
126Tango In The NightE3 6b *
127SmeagolHVS 5a
129SquirtHS 4b
130Cut Price Comedy ClimbHVS 4c
131Dolphin CracksHVS 5a *
132Terrace CracksHVS 5a *
133Slanting CrackHVS 5a
134SuperjamE5 6b ***
135A Flair for the TheatricalE4 6a **
136HayloftVS 4c
137Hayloft CracksHVS 5a
138DonnaHS 4b
139On Your MarksHVS 5a
140Hayloft GullyD
141PluckyHVS 5b
142The Green BeretE1 5b
144Slip SteepVD
145Six Blade KnifeE2 5b **
147Commando CrackVS 5a
148GrotVS 4c
149CampanologyS 4a *
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