Tintagel Head

Climbs 25 – Rocktype Culm – Altitude Tidal – Faces W

Crag features

Includes the amazing Il Duce (E4 6a) and other multi-pitch climbs up to 370ft - value for your money. Access details important: this has taken a lot of BMC negotiation.

Approach notes


Park at Tintagel. Reach the seaward part of the headland by taking a narrow footbridge - may have to pay toll.

Access notes

If you wish to climb here you must first write to English Heritage, Room 225, 25 Saville Row, London W1X 2BT (enclose SAE for speedy reply). You should get a response about access to routes and sensitive areas.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

South West Climbs Volume 2 (2014), West Country Climbs (2010),
Out of print: North Devon and Cornwall (1988)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Dark ComedyHVS 5a  
3A Weekend on MarsE3 5c * 
4AstroslideE3 5c *** 
5OverkeelE5 6b *** 
6Wicked GravityE4 6a *** 
7ChancelotE5 6a *** 
8One Stood against ManyE5 6a *** 
9Knights of the Intriguing NicheE4 5c * 
10Legend Has ItE2 5c * 
11Frank's CrackE2 5b * 
12Frank's CornerE3 5c ** 
13Gypsy QueenE6 6b *** 
15Isle of AvalonE5 6b * 
16VagabondE4 5c *** 
17Ocean Colour DreamE6 6a *** 
18Il DuceE5 6a ***31
19FaschistiE5 6b ** 
20King's AreteE4 5c **3
21The Republican Start (to King's Arete)E2 5b  
22Trail BlazerHVS 4c  
23Travelling ManE4 5c  
24PathfinderE5 5c ** 
26HoudiniVS 4c  
27The BreakS  
28Astral WeeksE5 6a *** 
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Douglas Richardson Property Supervisor English Heritage Tintagel Castle Tintagel PL34 0HE Tel: 01840 770328 Fax: 01840 772105 douglas.richardson@english-heritage.org.uk
petegunn - 19/Apr/14
the disciption says II duce is E4 6a but the route list says E5 6c....
The Green Giant - 29/May/09