Penninis Head

Climbs 22 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 6m a.s.l – Faces ?

Crag features

Granite sea cliff on the island of St Mary's (Scilly Isles). The head offers some adventurous climbing on mostly clean and sound rock with a great vista over the island of St. Agnes. The headland also has a wealth of underdeveloped boundering amongst the rocks adjacent to the lighthouse and on the surrounding cliffs. 

Worthwhile routes include Excalibur (VS 4c) and Fear of Furnace (E2 5c) 

Many of the routes may well have only seen a handfull of ascent so grades should be treated with caution. 

Approach notes

Nesting birds don't tend to be an issue at this crag however they could be a porblem early in the season.

Some of the routes require medium/low tide.

Guidebooks
West Cornwall & Supplement (2000)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 THE INNER HEAD  
2The AlienE4 6a  
3Rising TideHS 4a 2
4Robin BastardE1 5c  
5TridentHS 4b  
6Curving CrackHVS 5a  
7Un-Named CrackM *2
8slab and flakeS *2
 THE MONK'S COWL - NORTH FACE  
10ZestHS 4b 1
11Gone FishingVS 4c  
12Peninnis ChimbleyS 4a  
13Rock Hard PeninnisE4 6b *** 
14Sean's CleftHVS 5a  
15Time and MotionE4 6a ** 
16Fear of the FurnaceE2 5c ** 
 THE MONK'S COWL - SOUTH FACE  
18Sunk Without TraceE3 6a ** 
19Island LifeE2 5c  
20BritanniaVS 5a * 
21ExcaliburVS 4c **4
22NeptuneS 4a * 
23RigsD 2
24Creepy CrawlyVD 1
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