Climbs 50
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 201m a.s.l
Faces all

Sunset at Carn Brea after some bouldering!! © Master Chief

Crag features

An interesting area sat atop the large hill in the village of Carn Brea. The area is easily spotted as there is a hugh monument on top of the hill guiding you to the boulders. Lots of varying problems of all sorts available with mostly excellent grassy landings. Access is a simple couple of minutes walk from the car park which is used by many visitors.

The best area is just to the left of the monument and has an excellent boulder with some good arete climbs including classic arete at V2, also The Wave at V3 and Pond Wall at V6 all well worth seeking out.

To the east of the car park the first boulder on the left as you approach the castle (Snoopy boulder) harbours a few worthwhile problems, Gordon Brown and Snoopy. Also to the other side of the track of the Snoopy boulder Hidden Tiered Boulder supplies many eliminate problems that may entertain for hours, but beware feldspar crystals are out to get you!

Much development was made by locals including Bob Lambourne and John Burgess however many problems have a deep and often cloudy history of accents. Credit to Barney Carver and Andy Whall who have added greatly to the information on this page, however grades are mostly the opinion of joese7en (I have probably overgraded and undergraded lots, probably not so much the latter?). Names of the problems may be wrong, if anyone has a problem with a name or grade contact me and I will amend.

There is a BIG litter problem here PLEASE pick any up that may be lying around to ensure enjoyment for all. Thanks

Approach notes

As mentioned the visitors car park provides excellent access and a perfect spot to explore the rest of the boulders scattered about.


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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Eastern Area 
2Roof Problemf7A *3
3Pickled Walnutf7A **3
4Tapef7A **2
5Cutsf7A+ **1
 Snoopy Boulder 
7Snoopyf7A+ 4
8The Crackf6A 10
9Gordon Brownf6C **4
10Snoopy Aretef5+ *9
 Hidden Tiered Boulder 
12Full Traversef6B *4
13Roof Right-Handf6A *7
14Roof Middlef6A **4
 Monument Area 
16Tabletop Rooff6A *2
 Classic Arete Boulder 
18Classic Aretef5+ ***56
19BloodStone Aretef7A **3
20Unknown (east Arete right hand side)f5+ **27
21East Facef5 **40
22North Aretef5 *33
23Crystalline Entityf7A **6
24Power-upf7A *2
 The Wave 
26The Wavef5+ ***29
27Wave Direct (standing)f5+ 7
28The Wave SuperIndirectf4 2
 Pond Wall 
30Pond Wall Left Hand variantf6C *1
31Pond Wallf7A **10
32Pond Wall (sit start)f7A+ ** 
33Mother of Epoxyf6A *4
 The Nose area 
35Nostrilf6B **2
36Nose Projectf3 2
 Yep Bloc (& others) 
38Yepf7A **3
39Yep (sit start)f7A+ ***1
40unknown (left hand side of atete)f5+ *4
41unknown (arete on right hand side)f6C **4
42Unknown (central rib)f4+ *4
 Western Bloc 
44Blown Awayf7A+ *2
45Swept Awayf6B 1
46Kafka *f6A *1
47Kafka Directf6A 1
48East Face Traverse 1 *f6A 1
49East Face Traverse 2 *f6B 4
50North Arete (right hand side) *f6B 2
51Dennis and Minnie *f6C *1
52Three Tier Traverse *f7A **1
53Liberty cap traverse *f7A **5
54Evening Song *f7B+ **1
55Flake Traverse *f4 3
56Left traverse *f4 2
57Bulge on Slopers *f5+ 1
58Arete on left *f5+ **1
59Crag (left) crack *f4 *1
60FLAKES *f4 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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