Cribba Head

Climbs 30 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 40m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
For a small outcrop, it gets a wide range of grades in. There is scope for further development in the mid-grades; the top levels are taken by Storms Over Africa (E6 6c), Pre-Marital Tension (E8 6c) and Question Mark (E8 6c) all of which have seen repeats. A worthwhile afternoon for climbers of all grades.

Approach notes
Park at Treen carpark (off the B3315); alternatively at Penberth. From Treen, turn L and then sharp L to follow a path between houses and over a stone stile. Take the signposted path beside and through fields to the coastal path. Walk E for 250m to the top of a slope: the top of the W Buttress is visible to the R. Follow vague paths through gorse and grass to the broad top of the headland.

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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Etron FouHS 4b 14
2BottleneckVS 5a 18
3Back to The GrindE3 6a 11
4Chimney ClimbD 8
5Unlike SiobhanHVS 4c 10
6Blood ScienceE6 6b **1
7Pass The PigsE4 6a **32
8Lovely, Lovely, LovelyE5 6b **12
9Question MarkE9 6c ** 
10KernyckHS 4b **83
11KernackE1 5b 24
12Boysen's GrooveE3 5c **30
13Pre-Marital TensionE8 6c ***1
14HarderVS 4c 55
15Storms Over AfricaE5 6a *1
16Boysen's CracksE2 5c *45
17Sunny SlabVD 10
18StansteadS 4a 1
19Skin GraftE2 5c *2
20Mink de VilleVS 5a  
21Geologist's RouteE1 5b *1
22Crag XHVS 5a 4
23How Much Longer?VD 2
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What can I say! From easy to insane 15 meter climbs, with some of the best faces you will see and plenty of spots for top ropes. A great place for all abilities and to push those technical grades. Kernack ** (HVS) is the sort of climb that gets newbies hooked for life, an absolute classic. The only downfall is that one of the most famous climbs in the South Coast area 'Pre-Marital Tension (E6)' is difficult, and not advised, to set up a top rope on. Time to start getting good hey!!
Vaughan Try - 28/May/03