Carn Gowla

Climbs 166 – Rocktype Greenstone – Altitude Tidal – Faces W

Crag features
Compact rock with some brilliant multi-pitch routes up to 350ft. Protection can be sparse, and pegs should also be treated with care. Aim for Sackful Of Clowns (HVS 5a), The Tomb (E2 5b), The Awakening (E3 5c), America (E4 5c) and Guernica (E6 6b).

Approach notes
Tidal in most parts.

From St Agnes on the N coast follow the minor coast road to a turning on the R. Follow rough track to parking near the coastguard station. 400m E is the top of the America Wall. Abseil access is best.

South West Climbs Volume 2 (2014), West Country Climbs (2010), North Devon and Cornwall (2000),
Out of print: North Devon and Cornwall (1988)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Ratcliffe HighwayHS 4b  
2AmericaE4 5c ***23
3GuernicaE6 6a **3
4MausoleumE2 5b **4
5RazorbillE2 5c *** 
6Just NaturalE2 5b *6
7SupernaturalVS 4b **51
8PhantasmE4 6a ***7
9Pierrot le FouE5 6a *** 
10A Sackful of ClownsE1 5b **14
11crystalVS 4c 7
12SluiceHVS 5a 3
13DesireE2 5b **2
14yellow areteS 4a 4
15Crystal ViceHVS 4c 1
16weighoutVS 4c 5
17Nowhere ManE2 5b * 
18RubyE2 5b * 
19Chicken FleshE1 5b **2
20Gravity's RainbowE2 5c * 
21RotwandHVS 4c *11
22Happy Hunting GroundHVS 5a *1
23Midnight RamblerE2 5b ** 
24The TombE4 5c ***7
25The VaultE1 *4
26Halcyon DaysE3 5b *1
27DemeraraVS 4c *13
28last exit to st agnesVS 4b 6
29Black NightHVS 5a *5
30tempestHS 6
31taming the shrewS 17
32Aprez-vousE1 5b **1
33The AwakeningE3 5c ***1
34The HazeE4 6a **1
35DiabolistE1 5c **1
36The BaptistE2 5c *1
37ElixirE3 5c * 
38Continental RetreatE1 5b * 
39Silver DollarHVS 5a *3
40CastawayE1 5a * 
41Crystal VoyageE1 5a **8
42Magic FlyE2 5c *1
43The Mercury ConnectionHVS 5a *6
44quicksilverHVS 5a *3
45MercuryE2 5b ***61
46Andromeda StrainE4 5c **1
47terra novaHVS 5a 1
48BohemianE2 5b * 
49The AreteHVS 4c *1
50McVitieVS 4c 1
51hard tackHVS 4c 1
52Fourth DimensionHVS 4c *1
53Journey to IxtlanHVS 4c **41
54star warsE2 5b *1
55Looking for a RainbowS 4a *16
56Rainbow GamesE2 5b ***37
57Four for TexasE2 5b **31
58SundanceHS 4a *11
59felineVS 4b 3
60bubble troubleHVS 5a 3
61Cave Wall TerraceHS 4b *3
62The Hairy Men from the EastD *3
63Alex of GowlaE1 5b **17
64Indian CountryE2 5b **9
65hopes and fearsVS 4b *3
66susanE2 5b ***3
67eskimoVS 4c 14
68souixzy and the bansheesE1 5b *2
69Solid GroundE1 5a * 
70Touch the EarthVS 4c **8
71shamanS 4a 3
72How the West was WonS *1
73TipiVD 10
74Two Score And 10HS 4a 3
75Indian PrincessD 3
76Black KnightHVS 5a *1
77Red CloudS 6
78CracklineHS 4b **4
79Alpha-BetaHVS 5a 1
80SomaHVS 5a 1
81Sunny DelightsE2 5a 1
82Outside EdgeHS 4b 2
83China GroveHVS 5a *3
84Cave Wall TraverseHS 4b *7
85Absolutely AditE1 5a 2
86WageslaveHVS 4c 1
87Big CountryD 1
88The SkirmishHVS 5a 5
89War without TearsE2 5b 1
901492E6 6b * 
91Ku Klux KlanE5 6a/b ** 
92Escapist DirectE2 5b  
93Running on EmptyE4 6a 1
94Motion SicknessE3 5c *1
95Excellent WallE2 5b 1
96Deceleration LaneVS 4b ***4
97Reality BypassE4 5c 1
98Natrel PlusE3 6a  
99The Final CutE1 5b  
100Barren LandaE6 6a/b ** 
101BroadsideE3 5b  
102The Magic WandE5 6a ** 
103Downward BoundHVS 4c  
104Here and NowHVS 5a  
105Dark LadyE3 6a  
106Rise AboveE4 6a  
107SaviourbladeE5 6a  
108WolfstoneE6 6b ** 
109Where's Heinz?E4 6a * 
110Eternity and a Spacious GraveE5 6a  
111Killing TimeE2 5a  
112Bridge of SighsE5 5c  
113Bitter SweetE3 5b * 
114Towards the LightE3 6a ** 
115Frankly...E4 6b * 
116Welcome to the Human RaceE5 6a * 
117NativityHVS 5a 3
118Crash LandingE2 5b  
119Life on MarsE1 5b  
120Dead Run DownE5 5c ** 
121EuthanasiaHVS 5b  
122Blue MeanyHVS 4c  
123StarboundHVS 4c  
124DaydreamHVS 5a  
125NightrideS 4a  
126The Song of the ShirtHVS 4b  
127SidelineVD 1
128SalineHVS 5a *1
129Chimney RouteS 4a  
130Fine LineD *4
131Bee LineHVS 5b *1
132Counting CoupS 4a  
133Blackfoot TrotsVS 4c  
134CrescendaE2 5c  
135SpiritM 1
136Ghost DanceHS 1
137Yellow HairD  
138Kansas CityHVS 5a  
139Blue Skies And ButterfliesHVS 5a  
140Tut CrackVS 4b  
141Silent WitnessE2 5a/b  
142Indian Summer E3 5c * #E3 5c * 
143KateHVS 4c * 
144Phoenix NightsHVS 5a ** 
145Storm in a D CupHS 4b  
146Bra WarsE1 5b * 
147Hello Boys!E2 5b  
148Tit BitsS 4a 3
149Inspector CluesoHVS 4c * 
150Walking on SunshineVS 4b  
151Two Score and TenHS 4a  
153Sobering ThoughtsVD 3
154Thunderbolt And LightningHVS 4c *1
155Here to thereHVS 4c ***2
156Broken ArrowS *4
157True LoveE1 5a **1
158The misadventures of tigsD 1
159CowabungaE3 5c  
160Massive AttackE4 5c/6a ** 
161Berlin wallHVS 5b *2
162Lava FallsE1 5a 2
163MissindoveyHVS 4c 1
164Why not alanXS mild 1
165Dusty alanE1 5a 1
166The marathon manE1 5a **1
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