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Sennen

Cornwall, ENGLAND

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.

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Guidebooks
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 nameGradex
 THE FORGOTTEN WALL  
2The Forgotten WallE5 6a  
3Placa del EdwardsE7 6c/7a  
4The Paragon ReturnsE7 6b  
 BLACK ZAWN  
6ProwE4 6a * 
7High Street BluesE5 6a **3
8DelilahE2 5b *56
9Cool CurlVS 5b  
10Zig ZagHVS 5a *250
1129 PalmsE6 6c 1
12The Tracks of my TearsE8 6c ***1
13Tears of a ClownE7 6b ***12
14Ace of SpadesE4 5c *4
15Thieves CarnivalE6 6b  
16Norge CornerHS 4b 39
17Skid MarkE4 6b  
18Slight PauseVS 4c 13
19Slippery ChuteVS 4c 33
20Slab HappyE3 5b 5
21Slippery SlabVS 5a *109
22Dark ComedianE3 5b 1
23Congo RouteVS 4c, 4c 6
24Trip across the SlipE2 5c  
25Much Ado about NothingE6 6c ** 
26Congo CrackE1 5b 16
27Congo TributeE2 5c 5
28AmazoniaE7 6c *** 
29Rainbow WarriorE7 6c *** 
30Genge's GrooveHVS 5a *38
31Let the River LiveE6 6b ** 
32EenyHVS 5a 2
33MeanyHVS 5a  
34Genge's Right HandHVS 5b  
35FinaleE2 5c 9
36A Swift Flight of FancyE3 6a **27
37Red RoseE8 7a  
38SamsonE5 6b 2
39The Rock HopperM 6a  
 LOWER TIER  
41The Wipe-out ZoneE3 5b  
 DEMO AREA  
43Samson AreteE2 6a *134
44DemolitionE6 6a 46
45Demo RouteHS 4b ***1551
46Intermediate RouteVD 457
47AndrimneS 4a 109
48Corner ClimbVD *782
49Corner CrackS 4a 168
50ProteinVS 4c 24
51Hot TunaHVS 4c 19
52Post the PostmanVS 4c 3
53Civvy RouteHS 4b 381
54Walter's ChimneyD 44
55LetterboxS 4b 396
56Griptight GullyD 119
 CENTRAL AREA  
58Gully Wall Left HandS 1
59Gully Wall Right HandVD 1
60Centre PitchVS 4a  
61The FlakesE1 5b 23
62Banana CrackHVS 5c 19
63Left Banana FlakeD 89
64Orange SliceVD 56
65Black GrooveVD 23
66Banana FlakeVD *723
67Banana SplitHVS 5a 16
68The AreteVS 4b *284
69Main Face ClimbD 299
70Fruit SaladVD 29
71Black JackS 89
72GilliwiggleS 36
73MarionetteE2 5c 11
74No Pack DrillE2 5c 3
 Climb nameGradex
75Black SlabVD *386
76No NameVD 222
77No NumberVS 5a 32
78StaircaseD *703
79SkewcrackS 4b 63
80Truescrew CrackVS 4c 1
81Overhanging WallVS 4c 74
82Overhanging CornerVS 4c 113
83Mark Up Another OneE6 6b **1
84Africa RouteVS 5a *469
85Whtie Mans BurdenVS 5a 27
86Double OverhangVS 4c *485
87DevoVS 4c 13
88DevoteeE1 5b 4
89DexterVS 4c *215
90DextroseHVS 5a 109
91Windows of PerfectionE5 6b 7
92Water Spout ChimneyHS 4b *8
 SUNDAY FACE  
94Sinner's RouteD 280
95White WeddingV3 6c  
96Stairway To HeavenE1 5a 6
97Windows of PerceptionE5 6a 1
98Black WidowE3 6b  
99Messenger from the FurnaceE5 6c/7a ** 
100ExodusE3 6b  
101Angel's HighwayE2 6a 31
102Comunion CrackHVS 5c 26
103The QuakerE1 5c 90
104Church WindowVD 186
105Church Window Variation 1aHS 4c 7
106Church Window Variation 2aHVS 5a 1
107Catholic GirlsHVS 5c 24
108Altar RouteVS 4c 59
109TombstoneE1 5b 5
110CatacombsE6 6b 1
 MONDAY FACE  
112OvermarkedHS 4a 14
113Senior's RouteD 342
114Junior's Route (aka Cliff Assault Wing Route)D 311
115International GrooveE3 5c 1
116Pots AreteHVS 5a 22
117Monday FaceVS 4b 277
118SlimVS 5a 107
119Vertical CrackHS 4c **519
120Squeeze MeE3 6a 5
121GillianE3 5c ***117
122ExSqueeze MeE5 6b 1
123Gillian (direct start)E4 5c 11
124GolvaE2 5c **124
125Tango In The NightE3 6b *1
126SmeagolHVS 5a 11
 COASTGUARD FACE  
128SquirtHS 4b 1
129Cut Price Comedy ClimbHVS 4c 2
130Dolphin CracksHVS 5a *114
131Terrace CracksHVS 5a *77
132Slanting CrackHVS 5a 24
133SuperjamE5 6b *** 
134A Flair for the TheatricalE4 6a **2
135HayloftVS 4c 197
136Hayloft CracksHVS 5a 15
137DonnaHS 4b 30
138On Your MarksHVS 5a 9
139Hayloft GullyD 54
140PluckyHVS 5b 2
141The Green BeretE1 5b 4
 THE IRISH LADY COVE  
143Slip SteepVD 4
144Six Blade KnifeE2 5b **11
145OstrobogulousVD 4
146Commando CrackVS 5a 10
147GrotVS 4c 1
148CampanologyS 4a *3
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