Climbs 24
Rocktype Greenstone
Altitude Tidal
Faces W

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Henry Castle on the classic Right Angle © mountaindavet

Crag features

Exposure and commitment are the bywords at this huge expanse of blackish stone. Best known for the three-pitch Right Angle (HS 4b), a contender for the best sub-HVS climb anywhere. Other worthwhile routes include Behemoth (E2), Mastodon (E3) and Art of the Slate (E6 6a) - a Mark Edwards route that has won its deserved status now its bolts are gone.

Approach notes

Tidal - base of routes on Right Angle Cliff accessible for two hours either side of low tide. Seriously affected by swells.

There is limited (tolerated) parking at and near the Gurnard's Head Hotel on the B3306 (St Ives-St Just), and in Treen (off the B3306).

Follow the lane leading seawards to a row of old coastguard houses. A right of way leads over a stile: follow this for half a mile (keep to edges of fields) to the neck of the headland.

Most routes require abseil access - be sure you have got the tides right and know where you're going.

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Behemoth will rarely come in to condition. You need low tide and very little swell (under 3ft)and if the sun is needed to dry it your ascent will be after 6pm.
Kafoozalem - 26/Mar/12
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Right Angle Zawn
  Climbs starting up Right Angle
3 Right Angle HS 4b *** 695
4 Right Angle (VS 4b variation) VS 4b *** 107
5 Surf Wall
S 6
6 Rota Guta
S 1
7 The Kraken HVS 5a 25
8 Pure Juice E1 5b 2
Climb name Grade
  Climbs starting from the Cave
10 Behemoth E2 5c ** 55
11 Leviathan
E4 6a ** 2
12 Epitaph to a Liar E6 6b 1
  Climbs reached from the region of Shark
14 Mastodon E3 5c *** 77
15 Black Magic E2 5b ** 27
16 Shark E1 5b * 30
17 Tropospheric Scatter E4 5c ** 8
Climb name Grade
18 Probe S 6
19 Art of the Slate E5 6a 1
20 The Silence of a Lamb E6 6b  
  Miscellaneous routes
22 No Angle VD 1
23 If Blue Were Blue S 4a 1
24 Left Angle
E2 5b 1
25 Off Pat
E1 5b 1
26 The Cheek
E4 5c 1

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