Climbs 45
Rocktype Granite
Altitude Tidal
Faces S

Excalibur, Carn Les Boel © henry castle

Crag features

The Promontory has aspects in all directions. A complex group of cliffs, with Paradise Wall (aka Pump City) offering high-grade entertainment. Single- and multi-pitch routes up to 250ft. Plenty to entertain the sub-E1 climber.

Approach notes

Tidal in some parts, though not Paradise Wall (but beware swells).

Midway between Lands End and Porthgwarra: park at either place, walk 1.25mi. Best done walking W from Porthgwarra along the coast path skirting the rim of Pendower Coves (past Carn Barra).

Restricted Access

The lower section of Paradise Wall has many nesting birds and is best avoided in the summer months. The area is also important for breeding seals which are vulnerable to disturbance from September to late October.

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Guidebooks

West Country Climbs

West Country Climbs is a major Rockfax guide to one of the UK’s most celebrated, sunny and diverse climbing regions. The book is fashioned in Rockfax’s award-winning layout and design, and copiously illustrated with action photographs of the climbs and cliffs that reflect the quality and variety of climbing experiences to be had on offer in the UK’s most popular holiday destination - the West Country. This is a selected route and buttress guidebook which covers the best 900 routes from the crags listed below.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Carn Les Boel Headland 
2Great Western
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VD 3
3Sou'wester
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VD  
 Mild and Bitter Buttress 
5XenolithHS 4b 5
6Mild and Bitter
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VS 4c 2
7Seal PassageHS 4b 4
8The Lost Arrow
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E5 6b  
 Bosistow Wall 
10CamelotE3 5c 3
11The Armed Knight
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E1 5b  
12Motivator
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E3 5c  
13ExcaliburHVS 5a **26
14The Scabbard
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HVS 5a * 
15The Scabbard Direct Start
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HVS 5a 2
 Paradise Wall 
17Modern Images
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E2 5c 3
18Fantasy Crack
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E3 5c  
19InterspaceE4 6a ***9
20Burning GoldE4 6a ***5
21White Eagle
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E4 6b **1
22Grande Paradiso
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E3 6a  
23Howling at the Moon
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E7 6b/c *** 
24Hot Line
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E4 6b ** 
25Cool DiamondsE5 6b **1
26Pendragon
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HVS 4c  
27The Badlands
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E1 5b  
 Bosistow Zawn 
29The Cut
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VS 4c  
30The Crack
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HVS 5a  
31Bosistow Chimney
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VS 4c  
32The Ramp
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VS  
33Easy Way Down
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VS 4c  
34Anna's Climb
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VS  
35Cinecs
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VS 4c  
36Top of the Class
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HVS 5a  
37Late Developer
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HVS 5a  
38Swot Crack
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HVS 5a  
39Teachers PetE2 5b **1
40Rock Citadel
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E4 6a  
41Wolf at the Door
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E6 6b  
42The CornishmanE6 6b  
43CerberusE6 6b/c  

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