Carn Barra

Climbs 108 – 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
 GRAND PLAGE AREA  
2Easy TouchHVS 5a  
3Worried WarriorHVS 5b 1
4Hampshire ZigzagD 1
5Hampshire BypassHS 4b  
6Crack In The SkyE1 5b *123
7Amen CornerHVS 5a 14
8Reflections On A MirrorE4 6a/b **7
9Mean StreetE4 6b **25
10Arc Of A Diver / PsychosisE4 6a **2
11Sunny Corner LaneE3 5c **68
12Crazy From The HeatE5 6a *1
13Birthday Route (Powerflex)E4 6a **4
14Grand PlageE3 6a ***101
15Grand Plage (variation)E3 5c ***3
16Golden BrownE4 6a **16
17The ConsulE4 6a *3
18Footless MadnessE5 6b **10
 SOCKET WALL AREA  
20Geireagle IIE2 5b *35
2152nd StreetE2 5b 4
22Marisco StripteaseE2 5b *36
23At HomeE5 6a *1
24Dog TownE5 6b **1
25Fine and DandyHVS 5b 10
26Silence SleeperE2 5b *4
27CarmenE5 6b **4
28Vive La DifferenceHS 4b 9
29Credit SqueezeD 16
30Holiday TripperE1 5b 17
31Five Year ItchE3 6b *3
32Sock It To MeHVS 5b 9
33Socket AreteVS 4c 122
34CumbelloeHS 4b 89
35Socket WallS 4a *172
36The LurchVS 4c 3
37Slant CrackVS 4c 30
38Smash And GrabE2 5c 8
39A Touch Of GlassE4 6b **10
40Glass AreteE3 5c *43
41Sleazy CornerVD 64
42Spring Squill SaladE5 5c 5
43Peel CrackHVD *191
44Edge ClimbS 4a 18
45Weekend TreatHS 4b 28
46Weekend Treat (direct start)VD 1
47RazorHVS 5a 16
48The Sewing Machine ManE5 6a * 
49Nelson's EyeE1 5a 8
50The SighVS 5a 3
51The Sigh (variation 1)E3 6a  
52The Sigh (variation 2)E2 5c  
53Last GaspE5 6a  
54Bottle ThrottleE4 6a *2
 CENTRAL WALL  
56RaHVS 5a *60
57Illustrated ManE2 5c *91
58DialecticHVS 5b *145
59Dialectic (variation)HVS 5a 1
60AxisVS 5a *175
61ExodusVS 5a 30
62Fourteen FathomsE2 5b *67
63RelaxE2 6a 2
64Wet BarnacleE3 5c *13
65Cruisin' for a Bruisin'E2 5c 21
66Big Bad BluesE4 6b * 
67Kicking StepsHVS 4c 2
68Atlantic CrossingHVS 5b 1
69Twisting By The PoolE3 5c 1
70Crystal VoyagerE3 6a  
71Samphire WallVD *1
72TouchwoodS 4a 5
73BlueHVS 5b 4
74Recessed Slab ClimbVD 28
75CrissHS 4b 6
76Iron CrossVS 4c 7
 SOUTHERN PLATFORM  
78Niche WallHS 4b *80
79Sea WolfHVS 4c 40
80WeasleVS 4c *31
81Weasle (variation)VS 4b * 
82Howlin' WolfE1 5b  
83Sea FoxHS 4a 3
84PedanticsD 3
85Air TripperE1 5b *5
86Eye Of The CrystalE7 6c *2
87the immaculate cornerHVS 5a *3
88cracklineHS 4b 2
89MamlikE1 6b  
90Cometh the SunE1 6a  
91RapidoE1 5a 2
92Edge Climb (Upper Tier)HVS 5a ***9
93Chicken Head CrackVD **8
94Hot Wire FireE7 6b/c  
95Just Another InquisitionE7 6b 1
96Taurus the SecondS 4b *3
97Super Crack (Upper Tier)VS 4c **15
98Great Central ChimneyVD *4
99InbetweenVD 4
100Twin CracksS 5
101Tower GullyVD 3
102Fallen Block CrackVD 1
103Deep ChimneyVD 3
104Sentry BoxD 2
105Between The SheetsE5 6a *1
106Angel City (Upper Tier)S 4b 2
107ScorpionE1 5b 1
108Up and RunningVD 3
109Hopeless, Upper Tier, Carn BarraVD 2
110Kickin StepsM 1
111Edge Street *VS 4c 1
112Illusion *E1 5b 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Crack In The Sky, Grand Plage and Marisco Striptease all affected by rockfall. Crack In The Sky now shorter and slightly easier. Grand Plage now reported to be E4 6b with a loss in quality. Marisco Striptease suffering minor loss to crux jug probably making it more difficult.
Ian Jones - 13/Apr/15
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