Sennen

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.

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 nameGrade
 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 *58
9Cool CurlVS 5b  
10Zig ZagHVS 5a *262
1129 PalmsE6 6c 3
12The Tracks of my TearsE8 6c ***1
13Tears of a ClownE7 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 16
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 **28
37Red RoseE8 7a  
38SamsonE5 6b 2
39The Rock HopperM 6a  
 LOWER TIER  
41The Wipe-out ZoneE3 5b  
 DEMO AREA  
43Samson Arete / Parthian ShotE2 6a *146
44DemolitionE6 6a 52
45Demo RouteHS 4b ***1625
46Intermediate RouteVD 479
47AndrimneS 4a 116
48Corner ClimbVD *822
49Corner CrackS 4a 173
50ProteinVS 4c 25
51Hot TunaHVS 4c 19
52Post the PostmanVS 4c 4
53Civvy RouteHS 4b 395
54Walter's ChimneyD 44
55LetterboxS 4b 419
56Griptight GullyD 125
 CENTRAL AREA  
58Gully Wall Left HandS 2
59Gully Wall Right HandVD 2
60Centre PitchVS 4a  
61The FlakesE1 5b 23
62Banana CrackHVS 5c 21
63Left Banana FlakeD 91
64Orange SliceVD 56
65Black GrooveVD 23
66Banana FlakeVD *762
67Banana SplitHVS 5a 16
68The AreteVS 4b *299
69Main Face ClimbD 315
70Fruit SaladVD 29
71Black JackS 93
72GilliwiggleS 36
73MarionetteE2 5c 11
74No Pack DrillE2 5c 3
75Black SlabVD *403
76No NameVD 235
77No NumberVS 5a 35
78StaircaseD *735
79SkewcrackS 4b 65
80Truescrew CrackVS 4c 1
81Overhanging WallVS 4c 81
82Overhanging CornerVS 4c 119
83Mark Up Another OneE6 6b **1
84Africa RouteVS 5a *485
85Whtie Mans BurdenVS 5a 27
86Double OverhangVS 4c *512
87DevoVS 4c 13
88DevoteeE1 5b 4
89DexterVS 4c *225
90DextroseHVS 5a 114
91Windows of PerfectionE5 6b 8
92Water Spout ChimneyHS 4b *8
 SUNDAY FACE  
94Sinner's RouteD 293
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 187
105Church Window Variation 1aHS 4c 7
106Church Window Variation 2aHVS 5a 1
107Catholic GirlsHVS 5c 26
108Altar RouteVS 4c 61
109Altar Route variation finishHS 4c 1
110TombstoneE1 5b 5
111CatacombsE6 6b 2
 MONDAY FACE  
113OvermarkedHS 4a 14
114Senior's RouteD 354
115Junior's Route (aka Cliff Assault Wing Route)D 317
116International GrooveE3 5c 1
117Pots AreteHVS 5a 22
118Monday FaceVS 4b 296
119SlimVS 5a 108
120Vertical CrackHS 4c **548
121Squeeze MeE3 6a 5
122GillianE3 5c ***121
123ExSqueeze MeE5 6b 1
124Gillian (direct start)E4 5c 11
125GolvaE2 5c **136
126Tango In The NightE3 6b *1
127SmeagolHVS 5a 11
 COASTGUARD FACE  
129SquirtHS 4b 1
130Cut Price Comedy ClimbHVS 4c 2
131Dolphin CracksHVS 5a *125
132Terrace CracksHVS 5a *89
133Slanting CrackHVS 5a 24
134SuperjamE5 6b *** 
135A Flair for the TheatricalE4 6a **2
136HayloftVS 4c 213
137Hayloft CracksHVS 5a 16
138DonnaHS 4b 30
139On Your MarksHVS 5a 9
140Hayloft GullyD 56
141PluckyHVS 5b 2
142The Green BeretE1 5b 4
 THE IRISH LADY COVE  
144Slip SteepVD 4
145Six Blade KnifeE2 5b **11
146OstrobogulousVD 4
147Commando CrackVS 5a 10
148GrotVS 4c 1
149CampanologyS 4a *3
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