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.

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 1
3Hampshire ZigzagD 1
4Hampshire BypassHS 4b  
5Crack In The SkyE1 5b **119
6Amen CornerHVS 5a 14
7Reflections On A MirrorE4 6a/b **7
8Mean StreetE4 6a **22
9Arc Of A Diver / PsychosisE4 6a **2
10Sunny Corner LaneE3 5c ***66
11Crazy From The HeatE5 6a *1
12Birthday Route (Powerflex)E4 6a **4
13Grand PlageE3 6a ***99
14Grand Plage (variation)E3 5c ***3
15Golden BrownE4 6a ***15
16The ConsulE4 6a *3
17Footless MadnessE5 6b ***10
18Geireagle IIE2 5b *35
1952nd StreetE2 5b 4
20Marisco StripteaseE2 5b *34
21At HomeE5 6a *1
22Dog TownE5 6b **1
23Fine and DandyHVS 5b 10
24Silence SleeperE2 5b *4
25CarmenE5 6b **4
26Vive La DifferenceHS 4b 9
27Credit SqueezeD 16
28Holiday TripperE1 5b 17
29Five Year ItchE3 6b *3
30Sock It To MeHVS 5b 8
31Socket AreteVS 4c *119
32CumbelloeHS 4b *88
33Socket WallS 4b *170
34The LurchVS 4c 3
35Slant CrackVS 4c 30
36Smash And GrabE2 5c 8
37A Touch Of GlassE4 6b **10
38Glass AreteE3 5c **40
39Sleazy CornerVD *63
40Spring Squill SaladE5 5c 5
41Peel CrackHVD **190
42Edge ClimbS 4a 18
43Weekend TreatHS 4b 27
44Weekend Treat (direct start)VD 1
45RazorHVS 5a 15
46The Sewing Machine ManE5 6a * 
47Nelson's EyeE1 5a 8
48The SighVS 5a 3
49The Sigh (variation 1)E3 6a  
50The Sigh (variation 2)E2 5c  
51Last GaspE5 6a  
52Bottle ThrottleE4 6a *2
53RaHVS 5a **58
54Illustrated ManE2 5b **89
55DialecticHVS 5b **141
56Dialectic (variation)HVS 5a 1
57AxisVS 5a **170
58ExodusVS 5a *30
59Fourteen FathomsE2 5c **66
60RelaxE2 6a 2
61Wet BarnacleE3 5c *13
62Cruisin' for a Bruisin'E2 5c *21
63Big Bad BluesE4 6b * 
64Kicking StepsHVS 4c 2
65Atlantic CrossingHVS 5b 1
66Twisting By The PoolE3 5c 1
67Crystal VoyagerE3 6a  
68Samphire WallVD *1
69TouchwoodS 4a 5
70BlueHVS 5b 4
71Recessed Slab ClimbVD 27
72CrissHS 4b 6
73Iron CrossVS 4c 7
74Niche WallHS 4b **78
75Sea WolfHVS 4c *39
76WeasleVS 4c **30
77Weasle (variation)VS 4b * 
78Howlin' WolfE1 5b  
79Sea FoxHS 4a 3
80PedanticsD 3
81Air TripperE1 5b *5
82Eye Of The CrystalE7 6c *2
83the immaculate cornerHVS 5a *3
84cracklineHS 4b 2
85MamlikE1 6b  
86Cometh the SunE1 6a  
87RapidoE1 5a 2
88Edge Climb (Upper Tier)HVS 5a ***9
89Chicken Head CrackVD **7
90Hot Wire FireE7 6b/c  
91Just Another InquisitionE7 6b 1
92Taurus the SecondS 4b *3
93Super Crack (Upper Tier)VS 4c **14
94Great Central ChimneyVD *4
95InbetweenVD 4
96Twin CracksS 5
97Tower GullyVD 2
98Fallen Block CrackVD 1
99Deep ChimneyVD 3
100Sentry BoxD 1
101Between The SheetsE5 6a *1
102Angel City (Upper Tier)S 4b 2
103ScorpionE1 5b 1
104Up and RunningVD 2
105Hopeless, Upper Tier, Carn BarraVD 2
106Kickin StepsM 1
107Edge Street *VS 4c 1
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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