Kellen Head (Upper Butress)

Climbs 8 – Rocktype Pillow lava – Altitude 56m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features
Catches the afternoon sun. The ledge is approx 2m wide and offers a comfortable position.Here there are routes of differing quality and severity, the finest of them being Mach 3, which perches above a steep drop.

Access notes
Park at the National Trust car park at Portquin. Take the coastal footpath beside a post and rail fence. The path turns N and under the undercut base of the large, easy-angled Kellan Slab. Continue past this point(Kellan slab) for 300 meters, ascending a steep series of steps. Descend the other side and take an immediate left hand turn into the heather head towards the edge for approx 25 meters to reach a ledge at half cliff height.


Out of print: North Devon and Cornwall (1988)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Big Dave's SerpentVS 4c 8
2Outside EdgeHVS 4c 4
3un-namedHVS 5a *5
4Green CenotaphHS 4b 9
5SomethingE1 5b 1
6Ink and OintmentE1 5b 6
7Mach 3HVS 5b *5
8Mimo FabriziE2 5c 2
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