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).

Access 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.

Guidebooks
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 ***
3GuernicaE6 6b ***
4MausoleumE3 5b **
5RazorbillE2 5c ***
6Just NaturalE2 5b *
7SupernaturalVS 4b *
8PhantasmE4 6a ***
9Pierrot le FouE5 6a ***
10A Sackful of ClownsHVS 5a **
11crystalVS 4c
12SluiceHVS 5a
13DesireE2 5b **
14yellow areteS 4a
15Crystal ViceHVS 4c
16weighoutVS 4c
17Nowhere ManE2 5b *
18RubyE2 5b *
19Chicken FleshE1 5b **
20Gravity's RainbowE2 5c *
21RotwandHVS 4c *
22Happy Hunting GroundHVS 5a *
23Midnight RamblerE2 5b **
24The TombE2 5b **
25The VaultE1 *
26Halcyon DaysE3 5b *
27DemeraraVS 4c *
28last exit to st agnesVS 4b
29Black NightHVS 5a *
30tempestHS
31taming the shrewS
32Aprez-vousE1 5b **
33The AwakeningE3 5c ***
34The HazeE4 6a **
35DiabolistE1 5c **
36The BaptistE2 5c *
37ElixirE3 5c *
38Continental RetreatE1 5b *
39Silver DollarHVS 5a *
40CastawayE1 5a *
41Crystal VoyageE1 5a **
42Magic FlyE2 5c *
43The Mercury ConnectionHVS 5a *
44quicksilverHVS 5a *
45MercuryE2 5b ***
46Andromeda StrainE4 5c **
47terra novaHVS 5a
48BohemianE2 5b *
49The AreteHVS 4c *
50McVitieVS 4c
51hard tackHVS 4c
52Fourth DimensionHVS 4c *
53Journey to IxtlanHVS 4c **
54star warsE2 5b *
55Looking for a RainbowS 4a *
56Rainbow GamesE2 5b ***
57Four for TexasE1 5a **
58SundanceHS 4a *
59felineVS 4b
60bubble troubleHVS 5a
61Cave Wall TerraceHS 4b *
62The Hairy Men from the EastD *
63Alex of GowlaE1 5b ***
64Indian CountryE2 5b ***
65hopes and fearsVS 4b *
66susanE2 5b ***
67eskimoVS 4c
68souixzy and the bansheesE1 5b *
69Solid GroundE1 5a *
70Touch the EarthVS 4c **
71shamanS 4a
72How the West was WonS *
73TipiVD
74Two Score And 10HS 4a
75Indian PrincessD
76Black KnightHVS 5a *
77Red CloudS
78CracklineHS 4b **
79Alpha-BetaHVS 5a
80SomaHVS 5a
81Sunny DelightsE2 5a
82Outside EdgeHS 4b
83China GroveHVS 5a *
84Cave Wall TraverseHS 4b *
85Absolutely AditE1 5a
86WageslaveHVS 4c
87Big CountryD
88The SkirmishHVS 5a
89War without TearsE2 5b
901492E6 6b *
91Ku Klux KlanE5 6a/b **
92Escapist DirectE2 5b
93Running on EmptyE4 6a
94Motion SicknessE3 5c *
95Excellent WallE2 5b
96Deceleration LaneVS 4b ***
97Reality BypassE4 5c
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
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
128SalineHVS 5a *
129Chimney RouteS 4a
130Fine LineD *
131Bee LineHVS 5b *
132Counting CoupS 4a
133Blackfoot TrotsVS 4c
134CrescendaE2 5c
135SpiritM
136Ghost DanceHS
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
149Inspector CluesoHVS 4c *
150Walking on SunshineVS 4b
151Two Score and TenHS 4a
152BeresfordHVS
153Sobering ThoughtsVD
154Thunderbolt And LightningHVS 4c *
155Here to thereHVS 4c ***
156Broken ArrowS *
157True LoveE1 5a **
158The misadventures of tigsD
159CowabungaE3 5c
160Massive AttackE4 5c/6a **
161Berlin wallHVS 5b *
162Lava FallsE1 5a
163MissindoveyHVS 4c
164Why not alanXS mild
165Dusty alanE1 5a
166The marathon manE1 5a **
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