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 **3
8DelilahE2 5b **59
9Cool CurlVS 5b  
10Zig ZagHVS 5a **265
1129 PalmsE6 6c 3
12The Tracks of my TearsE8 6c ***1
13Tears of a ClownE6 6b **12
14Ace of SpadesE4 5c *4
15Thieves CarnivalE6 6b  
16Norge CornerHS 4b 41
17Skid MarkE4 6b  
18Slight PauseVS 4c 13
19Slippery ChuteVS 4c 35
20Slab HappyE3 5b 5
21Slippery SlabVS 5a **114
22Dark ComedianE3 5b 1
23Congo RouteVS 4c, 4c 7
24Trip across the SlipE2 5c  
25Much Ado about NothingE6 6c ** 
26Congo CrackE1 5b 17
27Congo TributeE2 5c 5
28AmazoniaE7 6c *** 
29Rainbow WarriorE7 6c *** 
30Genge's GrooveHVS 5a **41
31Let the River LiveE6 6b ** 
32EenyHVS 5a 2
33MeanyHVS 5a  
34Genge's Right HandHVS 5b  
35FinaleE2 5c 9
36A Swift Flight of FancyE3 6a **29
37Red RoseE8 7a  
38SamsonE5 6b 2
39The Rock HopperM 6a  
41The Wipe-out ZoneE3 5b  
43Samson Arete / Parthian ShotE2 6a ***157
44DemolitionE6 6a ***52
45Demo RouteHS 4b ***1686
46Intermediate RouteS 4a *503
47AndrimneS 4a 116
48Corner ClimbVD **857
49Corner CrackS 4a 180
50ProteinVS 4c 25
51Hot TunaHVS 4c 20
52Post the PostmanVS 4c 4
53Civvy RouteHS 4b **406
54Walter's ChimneyD 44
55LetterboxHS 4b **429
56Griptight GullyD 126
58Gully Wall Left HandS 2
59Gully Wall Right HandVD 2
60Centre PitchVS 4a  
61The FlakesE1 5b 23
62Banana CrackHVS 5c 21
63Left Banana FlakeD 94
64Orange SliceVD 56
65Black GrooveVD 23
66Banana FlakeVD **783
67Banana SplitHVS 5a 16
68The AreteVS 4b **304
69Main Face ClimbD *324
70Fruit SaladVD 29
71Black JackS 95
72GilliwiggleS 36
73MarionetteE2 5c 12
74No Pack DrillE2 5c 3
75Black SlabVD *411
76No NameHVD **245
77No NumberVS 5a 36
78StaircaseD **758
79SkewcrackS 4b 66
80Truescrew CrackVS 4c 2
81Overhanging WallVS 4c 82
82Overhanging CornerVS 4c *125
83Mark Up Another OneE6 6b **1
84Africa RouteVS 5a **492
85Whtie Mans BurdenVS 5a 28
86Double OverhangVS 4c **524
87DevoVS 4c 13
88DevoteeE1 5b 4
89DexterVS 5a **237
90DextroseHVS 5a *117
91Windows of PerfectionE5 6b 8
92Water Spout ChimneyHS 4b *8
94Sinner's RouteM *302
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 32
102Comunion CrackHVS 5c 26
103The QuakerE1 5c 96
104Church WindowVD 187
105Church Window Variation 1aHS 4c 10
106Church Window Variation 2aHVS 5a 2
107Catholic GirlsHVS 5c 26
108Altar RouteVS 4c 63
109Altar Route variation finishHS 4c 1
110TombstoneE1 5b 5
111CatacombsE6 6b 2
113OvermarkedHS 4a 14
114Senior's RouteD **367
115Junior's Route (aka Cliff Assault Wing Route)D *326
116International GrooveE3 5c 1
117Pots AreteHVS 5a 23
118Monday FaceVS 4b **312
119SlimVS 5a 111
120Vertical CrackVS 4c **569
121Squeeze MeE3 6a 5
122GillianE3 5c **127
123ExSqueeze MeE5 6b 1
124Gillian (direct start)E4 5c 11
125GolvaE2 5c **150
126Tango In The NightE3 6b *1
127SmeagolHVS 5a 11
129SquirtHS 4b 2
130Cut Price Comedy ClimbHVS 4c 2
131Dolphin CracksHVS 5a **134
132Terrace CracksHVS 5a *98
133Slanting CrackHVS 5a 25
134SuperjamE5 6b *** 
135A Flair for the TheatricalE4 6a **2
136HayloftVS 4c *220
137Hayloft CracksHVS 5a 18
138DonnaHS 4b 32
139On Your MarksHVS 5a 12
140Hayloft GullyD 58
141PluckyHVS 5b 2
142The Green BeretE1 5b 4
144Slip SteepVD 4
145Six Blade KnifeE2 5b **11
146OstrobogulousVD 4
147Commando CrackVS 5a 10
148GrotVS 4c 1
149CampanologyS 4a *4
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