Carn Barra

Climbs 107 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude ? – Faces SW

Crag features
Many excellent single-pitch routes up to 90ft, equally split among all grades. Sheltered as long as there isn't a heavy swell running.

Just a brief update from a visit July 2012 there is a fair amount of choss along the top of the crag including some decent size blocks. A great place though but would defo where a helmet here if there were a few parties about. The crag itself is mainly very sound.

Access notes
Tidal in some parts, and all affected by heavy swells.

Park at the Porthgwarra car park (turn off the B3315) and follow the tarmac road uphill, to where it reaches the open cliffland: the road curves L and splits. Take the path directly ahead (the L one goes to Chair Ladder) leading along the higher edge of the cliff. After about 1100m you should cross a granite wall. Continue 300m to a curve L at a headland with a perched boulder. Follow the grassy depression down.

Guidebooks
South West Climbs Volume 2 (2014), West Country Climbs (2010), West Cornwall & Supplement (2000),
Out of print: Chair Ladder and the South Coast (1992)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
1Easy TouchHVS 5a
2Worried WarriorHVS 5b
3Hampshire ZigzagD
4Hampshire BypassHS 4b
5Crack In The SkyE1 5b *
6Amen CornerHVS 5a
7Reflections On A MirrorE4 6a/b **
8Mean StreetE4 6b **
9Arc Of A Diver / PsychosisE4 6a **
10Sunny Corner LaneE3 5c **
11Crazy From The HeatE5 6a *
12Birthday Route (Powerflex)E4 6a **
13Grand PlageE2 6a ***
14Grand Plage (variation)E3 5c ***
15Golden BrownE4 6a **
16The ConsulE4 6a *
17Footless MadnessE5 6b **
18Geireagle IIE2 5b *
1952nd StreetE2 5b
20Marisco StripteaseE1 5b *
21At HomeE5 6a *
22Dog TownE5 6b **
23Fine and DandyHVS 5b
24Silence SleeperE2 5b *
25CarmenE5 6b **
26Vive La DifferenceHS 4b
27Credit SqueezeD
28Holiday TripperE1 5b
29Five Year ItchE3 6b *
30Sock It To MeHVS 5b
31Socket AreteVS 4c
32CumbelloeHS 4b
33Socket WallS 4a *
34The LurchVS 4c
35Slant CrackVS 4c
36Smash And GrabE2 5c
37A Touch Of GlassE4 6b **
38Glass AreteE3 5c *
39Sleazy CornerD
40Spring Squill SaladE5 5c
41Peel CrackVD *
42Edge ClimbS 4a
43Weekend TreatHS 4b
44Weekend Treat (direct start)VD
45RazorHVS 5a
46The Sewing Machine ManE5 6a *
47Nelson's EyeE1 5a
48The SighVS 5a
49The Sigh (variation 1)E3 6a
50The Sigh (variation 2)E2 5c
51Last GaspE5 6a
52Bottle ThrottleE4 6a *
53RaHVS 5a *
54Illustrated ManE2 5c *
55DialecticE1 5b *
56Dialectic (variation)HVS 5a
57AxisVS 5a *
58ExodusVS 5a
59Fourteen FathomsE2 5b *
60RelaxE2 6a
61Wet BarnacleE3 5c *
62Cruisin' for a Bruisin'E2 5c
63Big Bad BluesE4 6b *
64Kicking StepsHVS 4c
65Atlantic CrossingHVS 5b
66Twisting By The PoolE3 5c
67Crystal VoyagerE3 6a
68Samphire WallVD *
69TouchwoodS 4a
70BlueHVS 5b
71Recessed Slab ClimbVD
72CrissHS 4b
73Iron CrossVS 4c
74Niche WallHS 4b *
75Sea WolfHVS 4c
76WeasleVS 4c *
77Weasle (variation)VS 4b *
78Howlin' WolfE1 5b
79Sea FoxHS 4a
80PedanticsD
81Air TripperE1 5b *
82Eye Of The CrystalE7 6c *
83the immaculate cornerHVS 5a *
84cracklineHS 4b
85MamlikE1 6b
86Cometh the SunE1 6a
87RapidoE1 5a
88Edge Climb (Upper Tier)HVS 5a ***
89Chicken Head CrackVD **
90Hot Wire FireE7 6b/c
91Just Another InquisitionE7 6b
92Taurus the SecondS 4b *
93Super Crack (Upper Tier)VS 4c **
94Great Central ChimneyVD *
95InbetweenVD
96Twin CracksS
97Tower GullyVD
98Fallen Block CrackVD
99Deep ChimneyVD
100Sentry BoxD
101Between The SheetsE5 6a *
102Angel City (Upper Tier)S 4b
103ScorpionE1 5b
104Up and RunningVD
105Hopeless, Upper Tier, Carn BarraVD
106Kickin StepsM
107Edge Street *VS 4c
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Very large flake gone from bottom of grande plage as of 16th Feb 2013. Start will be harder now- a guy who shunted it thought 6b.
Bristoldave - 19/Feb/13