Climbs 15
Rocktype Granite
Altitude Tidal
Faces W

Bosigran Sunset? © Dan Arkle

Crag features

Offers the longest rock climb in Penwith (700ft), visually stunning. Though easy in grade, not for novices except with experienced companions: it is very runout and there is serious exposure. The harder routes are all single-pitch, such as Gallipoli (E1 5c).

Approach notes

Tidal at base of first pitch of the Ridge and on the seaward climbs on the W face.

Approach as for Bosigran - NT car park off the B3306. Go left on the coast path to a path around Porthmoina Cove, and down to the bouldery base of the upper ridge. Memorial plaque for Marine Commandos (the cliff assault wing trained here).

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Waltzing Matilda is bloody brilliant!
Tom Last - 20/Dec/10
Some great little route at the foot of the Ridge, I'd particularly reccomend Gallipoli and Anzac Day.
Al Evans - 16/May/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Secretary's PitchVD 3
2La Plaque DirectHVS 5a *1
3Plaque Pitch
HVS 5a 7
4Bosigran Ridge a.k.a Commando RidgeVD ***1711
5DolphinariumE1 5b 2
6Waltzing MatildaHVS 5b **11
7Layback and Think of England
E1 6a 1
8Cure by Choice
HVS 5b 7
9Anzac Day
E1 5b *12
10Slippery PeopleE3 6a 2
E2 5c **13
E3 6a **7
E1 5c **26
HVS 5a 11
15Western Ridge Direct (Bosigran Ridge Area)VD 3

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