Carn Brea

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

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

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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
 EASTERN AREA 
2Roof ProblemV6 *
3Pickled WalnutV6 **
4TapeV6 6b **
5CutsV7 6c **
 SNOOPY BOULDER 
7SnoopyV7
8The CrackV3 6a
9Gordon BrownV5 6b **
10Snoopy AreteV2 5c *
 HIDDEN TIERED BOULDER 
12Full TraverseV4 6b *
13Roof Right-HandV3 5c *
14Roof MiddleV3 6a **
 MONUMENT AREA 
16Tabletop RoofV3 6a *
 CLASSIC ARETE BOULDER 
18Classic AreteV2 5c ***
19BloodStone AreteV6 **
20Unknown (east Arete right hand side)V2 5c **
21East FaceV1 5c **
22North AreteV1 5b *
23Crystalline EntityV6 **
24Power-upV6 6c *
 THE WAVE 
26The WaveV2 5c ***
27Wave Direct (standing)V2 5c
28The Wave SuperIndirectV0 5a
 POND WALL 
30Pond Wall Left Hand variantV5 *
31Pond WallV6 6b **
32Pond Wall (sit start)V7 6b/6c **
33Mother of EpoxyV3 6a *
 THE NOSE AREA 
35NostrilV4 **
36Nose ProjectVB
 YEP BLOC (& OTHERS) 
38YepV6 **
39Yep (sit start)V7 ***
40unknown (left hand side of atete)V2 5c *
41unknown (arete on right hand side)V5 **
42Unknown (central rib)V0+ 5b *
 WESTERN BLOC 
44Blown AwayV7 *
45Swept AwayV4
46Kafka *V3 6a *
47Kafka DirectV3 6a
48East Face Traverse 1 *V3 5c
49East Face Traverse 2 *V4 6a
50North Arete (right hand side) *V4 6a
51Dennis and Minnie *V5 *
52Three Tier Traverse *V6 **
53Liberty cap traverse *V6 **
54Evening Song *f7B+ **
55Flake Traverse *V0 5a
56Left traverse *V0 5a
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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