Zennor Cliff

Climbs 26 – Rocktype Killas slate – Altitude 20m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
Single and multi-pitch routes up to 240+ ft. Rock is some greenstone, some killas slate. Some of the rock should be treated with carebut generally has good holds and protection. Amazing exposure on the lower cliff. Most routes below E1; try Zennorphobia (HVS) and Rosebud in June (HVS 5a).

Access notes
Non-tidal but beware swell on lower cliff.

>From Zennor village, follow the lane (right of way) between the church and pub. Take the coast path twds St Ives: the cliff is by a group of rocks with a memorial plaque.

South West Climbs Volume 2 (2014), West Country Climbs (2010), West Cornwall & Supplement (2000),
Out of print: Bosigran and the North Coast (1991)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
2StrongbowE2 5b
3BlackthornHVS 5a
5The RumblesS 4b
6The BumblesVS 5a
7Cross Town TrafficHS 4b
8GreensleevesS 4a
91923 RouteVD
10Rosebud in JuneHVS 5a **
11Blind FurryE2 5b
12The Royal ForesterVS 4c *
13Blind FuryE1 5b
14Blind Fury DirectE4 6a *
15Choking Back the CheersE1 5b
16Sheep Crook, Black DogVS 4c
17Zennder BenderHD *
19Cry ToughHVS 5a
20Digital WallE1 5b
21ProctoscopeVS 4b
22AngelusHVS 5a
23Sail RaceVS 4b
25Avoided IssueS 4a
26Climb To The SunHVS 4c *
28Paper MoonVS
29The EyassE1 5b
30ZennorphobiaHVS 4c *
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I had my only leader fall to date at this crag, on the VS 4c Sheep Dog Black Crag (or something like that), near the R end (looking in) of the upper crag. A hold came off when I tried to lunge past the first break. You get a rapidly developed sense of exposure when you climb on the other routes on this cliff. A few feet above the narrowish grassy ledge from which you start and you become aware of the big black hole beneath you. The landlord at the Tinners Arms in Zennor is now a very nice man, which is a very welcome change from the surly unpleasant git that was there a few years ago
mbh at work - 08/Aug/03