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Halldrine Cove Cornwall, ENGLAND
Climbs 19 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 5m a.s.l – Faces W
This is a small crag, almost totally overshadowed by the proximity of its big brother Bosigran. It has certain charms that Bosigran does not have, however: it is much quieter, even in midsummer, and being shorter in stature all of its climbs can be lead in a single pitch. All of the routes climbed to date are in the lower grades, well protected and with little route-finding difficulty. This makes the crag an excellent choice for new or inexperienced leaders who do not wish to be swamped by the scale and popularity of Bosigran
West Cornwall (Bosigran, Chair Ladder and The Lizard) (2000), West Cornwall (2000), Bosigran and the North Coast (1991)
Climbs at this crag
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Approach from the coastal path running east from Bosigran. As you pass above the cove beyond the Seaward Cliff, Halldrine comes into view. Ignore the first path that appears to run down into the cove, and continue until you can see the top of the crag, with a rocky outcrop further up the hillside (the direct line up the nose of this buttress is JVH, 10m Diff, FA M Garland 20/5/10). Take the next path running down towards the crag, and descend to a broad grassy ledge on the western side of the cliff. An easy scramble leads you down to the belay of Nursery Corner. The lower descent route indicated, leading to the very start of Geological Groove and TLWRA, shouldn't be used near high tide (especially with rough seas); in these conditions both routes can still be accessed from the higher descent route. Both variations on the descent have a tricky step (just before Geological Groove for the lower, just after TLWRA for the higher) over which novices may be protected.
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Downloadable topo for Halldrine
Skip - 10/Sep/12
Good guide to this area here :
Wotsit - 20/Apr/09
Climbed at Halldrine for the first time on 29 April - Bank Holiday weekend, Bosi v busy but we had thisd little crag to ourselves until 1 othe pair turned up! I was instructung a novice so this was a great little spot to climb with just 5 routes but plenty of other rock to play on.
kernow klimber - 01/May/06