Climbs 173
Rocktype Granite

Faces W

Sennen and Irish Lady Cove. Phot taken by moonlight. © stuart100

Crag features

Golden hand-ripping granite with routes up to 90 ft. Many sub-E1 popular routes makes this a popular venue for learners. Even the experienced will enjoy Demo Route (HS 4b). Also includes top-notch hard routes, most the work of Mark Edwards, such as 29 Palms (E6 6c) and Tears of a Clown (E7 6b). Bouldering as you like it on the wide platform.

Approach notes

Mostly not tidal but CAN BE DANGEROUS with swells. People have been washed out to sea from the non-tidal platform - beware.
>From the A30 (Penzance-Land's End) turn W (R from Penzance) to Sennen. Park in the Sennen Cove car park at very end of high street.
From the (redundant) coastguard lookout, either (1) set up a careful abseil to the platform, avoiding interference with climbers on routes and padding the rope against sharp crystals or (2) downclimb Griptight Gully (Diff) which faces N towards Demo Route; or (3) walk S past the lookout, to a split boulder and down a narrow gully that lines up with a strange-looking offshore rock. Scramble leftwards towards the main platform. Beware swells - you can get swept off into the sea.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  The Forgotten Wall
2 The Forgotten Wall
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E5 6a  
3 Placa del Edwards
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E7 6c/7a  
4 The Paragon Returns
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E7 6b  
  Black Zawn
6 Prow
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E4 6a *  
7 High Street Blues
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E5 6a ** 3
8 Delilah E2 5b ** 111
9 Cool Curl
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HVS 5b 1
10 Zig Zag HVS 5a ** 398
11 29 Palms E6 6c 4
12 The Tracks of my Tears E8 6c *** 1
13 Tears of a Clown E7 6b ** 15
14 Ace of Spades
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E4 5c * 8
15 Thieves Carnival
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E6 6b  
16 Norge Corner HS 4b 48
17 Skid Mark
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E4 6b  
18 Slight Pause
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VS 4c 12
19 Slippery Chute
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VS 4c 43
20 Slab Happy
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E3 5b 5
21 Slippery Slab VS 5a ** 156
22 Dark Comedian
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E3 5b 1
23 Congo Route VS 4c, 4c 9
24 Trip across the Slip
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E2 5c  
25 Much Ado about Nothing
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E6 6c **  
26 Congo Crack
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E1 5b 26
27 Congo Tribute
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E2 5c 5
28 Amazonia
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E7 6c ***  
29 Rainbow Warrior
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E7 6c ***  
30 Genge's Groove HVS 5a ** 71
31 Let the River Live
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E6 6b **  
32 Eeny
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HVS 5a 3
33 Meany
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HVS 5a 1
34 Genge's Right Hand
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HVS 5b 1
35 Finale E2 5c 9
36 A Swift Flight of Fancy E3 6a ** 33
37 Red Rose
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E8 7a  
38 Samson
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E5 6b 2
39 The Rock Hopper
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M 6a 1
  Lower Tier
41 The Wipe-out Zone E3 5b  
  Demo Area
43 Samson Arete / Parthian Shot E2 6a *** 260
44 Demolition E6 6a *** 101
45 Demo Route HS 4b *** 2476
46 Intermediate Route HVD * 716
47 Andrimne S 4a 155
48 Corner Climb VD ** 1182
49 Corner Crack S 4a 235
50 Protein VS 4c 44
51 Hot Tuna HVS 4c 24
52 Post the Postman
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VS 4c 7
53 Civvy Route HS 4b ** 610
54 Walter's Chimney
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D 52
55 Letterbox HS 4b ** 606
56 Griptight Gully
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D 165
  Central Area
58 Gully Wall Left Hand S 2
59 Gully Wall Right Hand
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VD 2
60 Centre Pitch
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VS 4a  
61 The Flakes E1 5b 30
62 Banana Crack
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HVS 5c 26
63 Left Banana Flake
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D 119
64 Orange Slice
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VD 66
65 Black Groove
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VD 35
66 Banana Flake VD ** 1056
67 Banana Split
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HVS 5a 20
68 The Arete VS 4b ** 485
69 Main Face Climb D * 446
70 Fruit Salad
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VD 40
71 Black Jack
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S 116
72 Gilliwiggle
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S 51
73 Marionette E2 5c 13
74 No Pack Drill
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E2 5c 5
  Staircase Area
76 Black Slab VD * 537
77 No Name HVD ** 387
78 No Number
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VS 5a 45
79 Staircase D ** 1019
80 Skewcrack
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S 4b 81
81 Truescrew Crack
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VS 4c 3
82 Overhanging Wall VS 4c 97
83 Overhanging Corner VS 4c * 169
84 Mark Up Another One E6 6b ** 4
85 Africa Route VS 5a ** 673
86 Whtie Mans Burden
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VS 5a 35
87 Double Overhang VS 4c ** 745
88 Devo
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VS 4c 16
89 Devotee E1 5b 4
90 Dexter VS 5a ** 347
91 Dextrose HVS 5a * 195
92 Windows of Perfection E5 6b 11
93 Water Spout Chimney HS 4b * 8
  Sunday Face
95 Sinner's Spice S  
96 Sinner's Route D * 357
97 White Wedding
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V3 6c  
98 Stairway To Heaven
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E1 5a 8
99 Windows of Perception
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E5 6a 1
100 Black Widow
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E3 6b  
101 Messenger from the Furnace
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E5 6c/7a **  
102 Exodus
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E3 6b 1
103 Angel's Highway
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E2 6a 43
104 Comunion Crack
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HVS 5c 35
105 The Quaker E1 5c 114
106 Church Window VD 210
107 Church Window Variation 1a HS 4c 27
108 Church Window Variation 2a HVS 5a 3
109 Catholic Girls
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HVS 5c 34
110 Altar Route
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VS 4c 76
111 Altar Route variation finish
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HS 4c 1
112 Tombstone E1 5b 11
113 Catacombs
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E6 6b 2
  Golva Area
115 Overmarked HS 4a 16
116 Senior's Route D ** 529
117 Junior's Route (aka Cliff Assault Wing Route) D * 415
118 International Groove
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E3 5c 1
119 Pots Arete
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HVS 5a 31
120 Monday Face VS 4b ** 502
121 Slim
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VS 5a 133
122 Vertical Crack VS 4c ** 785
123 Squeeze Me
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E3 6a 7
124 Gillian E3 5c ** 188
125 ExSqueeze Me
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E5 6b 1
126 Gillian (direct start)
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E4 5c 12
127 Golva E2 5c ** 229
128 Pinch the Egyptian
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E6 6c  
129 Tango In The Night E3 6b * 1
130 Smeagol
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HVS 5a 11
  Terrace Cracks Area
132 Squirt HS 4b 3
133 Cut Price Comedy Climb
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HVS 4c 3
134 Stunted Arete
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HVS 5a 1
135 Dolphin Cracks HVS 5a ** 234
136 Top Banana
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E5 6a  
137 Hell Hath No Fear
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E7 6c  
138 Baptism Of Fire E5 6b 1
139 Terrace Cracks HVS 5a * 147
140 Slanting Crack
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HVS 5a 39
141 Arang Atang
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HVS 5a 1
142 Superjam
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E5 6b *** 1
143 A Flair for the Theatrical E4 6a ** 3
144 Rib and Flake
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E3 6b * 1
145 Hayloft VS 4c * 335
146 Hayloft Cracks HVS 5a 24
147 Donna
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HS 4b 43
148 On Your Marks
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HVS 5a 15
149 Hayloft Gully
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D 77
150 Plucky
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HVS 5b 2
151 The Green Beret
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E1 5b 4
  The Irish Lady Cove
153 Slip Steep VD 4
154 The Big Blade E3 5c 1
155 Six Blade Knife
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E2 5b ** 18
156 Commando Crack
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VS 5a 15
157 Stone the Crows
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E4 6a 1
158 Commando Corner
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VS 4c  
159 Ostrobogulous
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VD 5
160 Grot
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VS 4c 2
161 Tartarus
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S 4a  
162 Geordie Boy
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HS 4b  
163 Dublin Wall
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VS 5a  
164 Irish Lady Chimneys
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VD  
165 Brain Drain
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E3 5c  
166 Sky Train
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E2 5b  
167 Chi Squared
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HVS 5a  
168 Flexitoys
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E3 6a  
169 Plastic Edge
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E2 5b 1
170 Speleology
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HVS 5a  
171 Stout Crack
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E4 6a  
172 The North Wall
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VS 5a  
173 Campanology
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S 4a * 4
174 Dead Ringer
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HVS 5b *  
175 Coconut Cove
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E5 6b **  
176 Teleology
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S 4a 2
177 Soft Touch
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E2 5b  
178 Face Lift
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E3 5c  
179 Feeding the Mouse
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VD  
180 Dark Lady
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E1 5a  
181 Retail Therapy
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VS 5a  
182 Christine
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S 4a  
183 Final Line
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E1 5b  

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