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Climbs 139
Rocktype Granite
Altitude Tidal
Faces W

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End of a great day... © Sean Kelly

Crag features

Marvellous lines abound, single- and multi-pitch routes up to 200ft. Often very busy at Easter and Bank Holidays. Many low-grade classics including Doorpost (HS 4b), Little Brown Jug (VS 5a) and Anvil Chorus (VS 4c, much fallen off), and Suicide Wall (E1 5c), with mid-range musts like Bow Wall (E2 5b), Ghost (E3 5b), Vulcan (E5 6b).

Approach notes

Tidal in a few areas, but almost all unaffected.
Park at the NT car park off the B3306 (Morvah-Zennor) by the old mine-stack ruins. Follow rocky track N towards sea. Scramble over blocks downwards to find the crag looming on your R. The crag is 300yds long with most of the good routes towards the centre.

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West Country Climbs

West Country Climbs is a major Rockfax guide to one of the UK’s most celebrated, sunny and diverse climbing regions. The book is fashioned in Rockfax’s award-winning layout and design, and copiously illustrated with action photographs of the climbs and cliffs that reflect the quality and variety of climbing experiences to be had on offer in the UK’s most popular holiday destination - the West Country. This is a selected route and buttress guidebook which covers the best 900 routes from the crags listed below.
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Bosigran seems to be currently infested with ticks (in the last two weekend I know four people who have picked them up).
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Seward Cliff
2 Hope
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VD 23
3 Hopeless Slab
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HVS 4c * 22
4 The Pessimist
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E2 5b * 1
5 Geronimo
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E1 5c * 22
6 Geronimo variation
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E2 5b 2
7 Boldfinger
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E2 5b * 6
8 Silas Marner
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E2 5b ** 5
9 Strike
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HVS 5a 2
10 Seaspray
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E1 5c 1
11 Simla VD 22
12 Promontory Traverse
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S 28
13 Shallow Chimney
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D 18
14 Ochre Slab Route II S 4a ** 828
15 Ochre One Point Five
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E1 5b 33
16 Ochre Slab Route I-II VS 4c ** 47
17 Ochre Slab Route I HVS 5a ** 648
18 Black Slab D ** 979
19 Red Slab
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S 4a 116
20 Red Slab Alternative HS 4b 27
21 Red Slab variation HS 4b 22
22 Rapture
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VS 4c 21
23 Gollywog's Cakewalk
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HS 4c 95
24 Schorl Slant
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VD 6
25 Black Vein North S 4a 7
26 Belle
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VS 4c 48
27 Ding VS 4c ** 624
28 Dung HS 4b 27
29 Ding variant E1 5b 1
30 Dong S 4b * 518
31 Sunny Corner
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M 38
32 The Anniversary Problem HVS 5b 3
  Lower Cliff
34 Sea Wall Exits
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VS 4c 6
35 Ella E2 5b 1
36 Holly E1 5a 1
37 Thea VS 4b 1
  Raven Wall Area
39 Fallout
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S 4a 24
40 Sinistra
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VS 4c 47
41 Artificer
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HVS 5b 17
42 Daedalus
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HVS 5a 9
43 The Leer
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E3 6a 2
44 Artifact
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E4 6b 3
45 Lurch
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E2 6a 6
46 The Armchair HVS 5a * 259
47 Beaker Route HVS 5a * 100
48 Teahupo'o E8 7a 1
49 Kafoozalem E3 6a *** 213
Climb name Grade
50 Evil Eye E5 6b *** 29
51 Raven Wall E3 5c *** 139
52 Grendel E2 5c ** 163
53 Pump It Up
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E3 6a * 17
54 Ruhemann's Purple E6 6b ** 1
55 Saddle Tramp
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E4 6a * 14
56 Patience E3 5c ** 123
57 Dominator
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E2 5c ** 33
58 Zig Zag Optional Start A VS 4c 39
59 Zig Zag VS 4c ** 491
60 Western Hero
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E2 5c 7
  Lower Raven Wall
62 Casals VS 4b 2
63 Rostropovich E2 5b 2
64 Du Pre VS 4c * 3
65 Raven Wall Optional Start
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VS 5a 19
66 Yo Yo Ma E2 5b 2
67 Zig Zag Optional Start B
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VS 4b 33
68 Dominator Optional Start E1 5b 29
69 Western Hero Optional Start
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E2 5c 5
  Suicide Wall Area
71 Autumn Flakes HS 4b ** 713
72 Autumn Flakes/Nameless VS 4c ** 102
73 Broadstairs E2 5b 13
74 Parody
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E1 5c  
75 Paragon HVS 5a ** 504
76 Paragon of Abnormality HVS 5b * 2
  Doorway Area
78 Paradise
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E1 5c 17
79 Nameless VS 4c *** 685
80 Nameless/Paragon HVS 5a ** 31
81 Beowulf E2 5c ** 157
82 The Phantom
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E3 5c * 18
83 The Absolution
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E5 6c **  
84 Suicide Wall E1 5c *** 884
85 The Ghost E3 5b *** 165
86 Vulcan
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E5 6b * 1
87 New Medium
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E4 6a 1
88 Bow Wall E2 5b *** 495
89 Doorpost HS 4b *** 2774
90 Doorpost variation HVS 5b 26
91 Shaft
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E3 6b 5
92 Permanent Waves
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E4 5c  
93 Thin Wall Special E1 5b ** 689
94 The Chicken Run E2 5b 36
95 The Boysen Variant
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E1 5b 3
96 Toad Wall Special
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E3 6a 27
97 Brownpost HS 19
98 Little Brown Jug VS 5a *** 1893
Climb name Grade
99 Little Brown Jug (Variation Start) HVS 5a 201
100 Feast of Fear E6 6b 4
101 Thick Wall Special E4 5c * 20
102 Visions of Johanna E1 5b ** 309
103 Doorway S 4a ** 1489
104 Doorway (Variation Start) HVS 5a * 4
105 Clob
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VD 197
106 Venusberg VS 4c ** 517
107 My Back Pages HVS 5a 7
108 Anvil Chorus VS 4c *** 1318
109 Anvil Chorus (direct finish) HVS 5a ** 25
110 Jolly Green Giant
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E2 6a 3
111 Ledge Climb HVD *** 1171
112 Andrew S 4a ** 978
113 The Wasteland
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HVS 5b 11
114 The Rib Climb
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S 32
115 Como Crack
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S 9
116 Sloping Slab
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S 9
  Girdle Traverses
118 Diamond Tiara
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HVS 5b * 4
119 String of Pearls E1 5b ** 21
  Landward Cliff
121 Mark
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HS 4b 57
122 T-Tour
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HVS 5b 25
123 Rear Suspension E5 6b *** 1
124 Fungus Face E3 6b 18
125 Trapeze
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HVS 5a 120
126 The Peck Variant
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HVS 5a 12
127 Big Top VD * 1011
128 Flat Top
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HS 4b 90
129 Fungus E6 6b 1
130 Simple Simon
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HS 4b 131
131 Simple Simon: The Pieman Variation VS 4c * 7
132 Poison Ivy
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E3 6a 7
133 Crazy Man Michael
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VS 4c 22
134 Pauline
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HS 4b 42
135 Sampan
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VD 30
136 Picnic
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VS 5a 117
137 Picnic Variation
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VS 5a 11
138 Holiday Slab VS 4c 14
139 Oread HVD ** 980
140 Oread Bypass
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VD 136
141 In-Between VD ** 1146
142 Kate VD * 755
143 Alison Rib D *** 2796
144 Fafnir
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D 195
145 Fasolt
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VD 136
146 The Giant Steps
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VD 16
147 Gendarme Ridge VD 9
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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