Climbs 158
Rocktype Greenstone
Altitude 5m a.s.l

Crag features

All information taken Barnaby Carver's guide (which includes topos) at http://www.javu.co.uk/Climbing/Guides/Stives/

MANíS HEAD, the area of cliffs at the western end of Porthmeor Beach, St. Ives, has long been a venue for scrambling, short problem climbs and even some limited deep water soloing. Although there is bouldering on the head itself the highest concentration of problems can be found in the small coves just to the west. There are many fine problems of V2 and below (U.K. technical grade 3a-5c), whilst the few classic V6-V7 problems (U.K. 6b-6c) make this a not-to-be-overlooked crag for the hard-core boulderer. Delightful on sunny summerís days and just a short distance from the centre of St. Ives and its beaches with climbing at all states of the tide, this area has much to offer.

Approach notes

Approach: (Approximately 3 minutes.) From the car park at the western end of Porthmeor Beach join the South-West Coast Path and follow this west between Beach Road and Porthmeor Bowling Club for about 150 metres. The outcrops of the Double Overhang and Beginner

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Double Overhang Area
2 1 VB 3a- 10
3 2 VB 3a- 9
4 3 VB 3b 9
5 4 Double Overhang V0 5a * 9
6 5 V2 5c * 1
7 6 V0+ 5b 1
8 7 VB 3c 1
9 8 VB 3a- 1
10 9 VB 4a  
  Beginners Crack and Approach Gully Areas
12 10 VB 3a * 18
13 11 Beginners Crack VB 3b ** 20
14 12 VB 3c 15
15 13 VB 4a 12
16 14 VB 3c 2
17 15 VB 3a 2
18 16 VB 3b 1
19 17 VB 3c 1
20 18 VB 3c 1
21 19 VB 4b  
22 20 V0- 4c  
23 21 V0+ 5a *  
24 22 V2 5c *  
25 23 V1 5b **  
26 24 V0 5a  
27 25 V0+ 5b  
28 26 VB 4b *  
29 27 VB 4c  
30 28 V0- 5a  
31 29 VB 4c  
32 30 VB 4b *  
  Babel Cove
34 31 V1 5b/c  
35 32 V1 5c  
36 33 VB 4a  
37 34 VB 4a  
38 35 VB 3c  
39 36 VB 3b  
40 37 VB 4b 1
41 38 VB 4a ** 1
42 39 VB 3a 1
43 40a VB 4b  
44 40b V2 5c *  
45 41 V1 5c * 1
46 42a VB 4a  
47 42b VB 3a-  
48 43 V0+ 5b  
49 44 V1 5c  
50 45 V0 5b * 1
51 46 V0- 5a *  
52 47 V0- 5a  
53 48 V0+ 5c  
54 49 V0 5a/b  
55 50 VB 4a  
56 51 VB 4c  
57 52 VB 4b  
58 53 VB 3c  
59 54 VB 3c  
60 55 VB 4a  
61 56 VB 4a  
62 57 VB 4a  
63 58 V0- 5a  
64 59 VB 4a  
65 60 VB 4b  
66 61 VB 4c  
67 62 VB 4c  
68 63 VB 4a  
69 64 VB 4c * 1
70 65 VB 5a 1
71 66 VB 4b 1
72 67 VB 4b 2
73 68 VB 5a/b 1
74 69 VB 4c 2
75 70 VB 3b 2
76 71 VB 3c 2
77 72 VB 3c  
78 73 VB 4a  
79 74 VB 4b *  
80 75a VB 4a  
81 75b VB 3b  
82 76 VB 3c  
83 77 VB 5b  
84 78 VB 4b  
85 79 VB 4c  
86 80 VB 4b  
87 81 VB 4c  
88 82 VB 4b  
89 83 VB 4b  
  The Sharks Fin Area
91 84 The Shark's Fin V0+ 5b ** 1
92 85 V1 5c  
93 86 V0- 5b *  
94 87 V0- 5b * 2
95 88 VB 4c 2
96 89 VB 3a-  
97 90 V0 5b  
98 91 V0 5b 1
99 92 V0 5b  
100 93a V1 5c  
101 93b V3 6a/b  
102 94a V0 5b  
103 94b V4 6b *  
104 95 Snorkel V6 6b/c *  
105 96 V2 5c  
  Minitower Cove
107 97 V0 5b  
108 98 VB 4b  
109 99 V3 5c/6a  
110 100a V3 6a/b  
111 100b No Pain, No Gain V6 6b/c **  
112 101 V2 5c **  
113 102 V0+ 5b *  
114 103a V0- 4c **  
115 103b VB 4b  
116 104 V0- 5a 1
117 105 VB 4b * 2
118 106 VB 4b * 2
119 107 VB 3c 2
120 108 VB 4b 2
121 109 VB 4a 1
122 110 V0+ 5a **  
123 111 Minitower Traverse (a.k.a. Three Egyptians) V7 6b ***  
124 112 V0 5a  
125 113 V0+ 5b  
126 114a V0 5a/b  
127 114b V0+ 5b  
128 115 VB 3c  
129 116 VB 4c  
  The Twin Boulders
131 117 VB 4a  
132 118 VB 4a  
133 119 V2 6a  
134 120 V2 6a  
135 121 VB 3a  
136 122 VB 3a-  
137 123 VB 3a  
138 124 VB 3a-  
139 125 VB 3a-  
140 126 VB 5a  
141 127 VB 4b  
142 128 VB 4c  
143 129 VB 3a  
144 130 VB 4a  
145 131 VB 3b  
  Campground Wall (a.k.a. The No Camping Boulder)
147 132 VB 4b 4
148 133 V0- 5a 1
149 134 VB 4a 3
150 135 V0+ 5b  
151 136 V0+ 5b 2
152 137 Campground Wall V1 5b/c ** 1
153 138 V2 5c *  
154 139 V6 6b **  
155 140 VB 4c 4
156 141
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VB 4b/c 1
157 142 Workout V1 5b ** 2
158 143 VB 4a  
159 144 VB 4b  
160 145 VB 3b  
161 146 VB 3c  
162 147 VB 3a  
163 148 VB 4b ** 1
164 149 VB 5b  
165 150 VB 4a 1

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