Whirl Pool Buttress

Climbs 9 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude Tidal – Faces N

Crag features
The buttress rises from tidal sand: not trivial for access. Single- and multi-pitch routes up to 200ft, including the fine Light In August (HVS 5a), the very fine Earthly Powers (E2 5c) and The Evil Empire (E3 6a).

Approach notes
Tidal - some routes require low spring tides to start from the sandy base of the zawn. However, Light in August and Earthly Powers are not as severely restricted.

Approach from the small car park with square toilet block on the coast rd between Count House (Bosigran) and Morvah. Head diagonally L across the road to a NT plaque, then take the seaward path. Go L over the coast path to a fishermans path steeply down to the sea. On the R (facing out) is Whirl Pool Buttress.

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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Light in AugustHVS 5a *2
2The Evil EmpireE3 6a **1
3Two tribesE4 6a 1
4Ship of FoolsE2 5b 1
5The AggressorE2 5b **1
6Earthly PowersE2 5c ***4
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