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Carn Vellan

Cornwall, ENGLAND

Climbs 17 – Rocktype Killas slate – Altitude Tidal – Faces SW

Crag features
Efforts by Mark & Rowland Edwards to bolt some new routes in Carn Vellan have been fiercely resisted (or removed) by other local climbers. Can be hot in the afternoon. Notable for its huge hooded overhang, including an A3 aid route (maybe free now) called The Lid. Mostly strenuous, sustained climbing on overhanging rock.

The E10 is the Mark Edwards route 'Rewind', which takes the line of one of his former sports routes.

Access notes
Tidal in most parts.

Approach from the village of Botallack on a wide track leading N past the Count House Restaurant (parking) and some houses after about 0.5mi. 500m further on the rocky tower of Carn Vellan can be seen seaward.

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West Cornwall & Supplement (2000),
Out of print: Bosigran and the North Coast (1991)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Zero GravityE3 6a **2
2Hot RubberE3 5c **1
3My Mule Don't Like You LaffinHVS 4c *5
4Fun Curve FactoryE5 6a ***3
5Silver ShadowE3 5c **1
6BlimpE2 5b *4
7KurtzerVS 4c 1
8From Slovenia With LoveE6 6b *** 
97:27.13E7 6c ***1
 Climb nameGradex
10April FoolE4 5c  
11Barneys Linef6A  
12The Gnomef7A+  
13Barneys Line (sit start)f6A+  
14The Gnome (variation finish)f7A+  
15The Gnome/Barneys Line combof7A  
16Monkey Climb *E2 5c 2
17Rich Pickings *E4 6b 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Has the lid had many accents.
AndyPandy - 26/May/11

MMDYL, is a great route, has anyone climbed The Lid, recently, as in the last 2 or 3 years?
riddle - 14/Apr/09

try zero gravity or hot rubber,well worth for the de bolting on the main wall,if you think yer ard enough.Funny no one has displayed any balls yet,wonder why? rain sucks
bag rat - 09/Jan/06