Climbs 40
Rocktype Granite
Altitude Tidal
Faces SW

The Muzzle © Grahame N

Crag features

Plenty to entertain both VS-HVS climbers and those operating at E2. Sustained and quite steep but well-protected (mainly) single-pitch routes of up to 90ft. Aspect is actually south, west and north: pick your time of day. The North Face is usually damp until the sun hits the face in late afternoon.

Approach notes

Tidal - many starts only accessible three hours either side of low tide.
Park at the Porthgwarra car park (pay and display, may become busy in summer and holidays). Head uphill up the tarmac road, and continue west along the coast path to a distinctive granite-built wall. 80m further on is the rocky top of the headland from which the Promontory is reached (by boulder hopping).

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  The North Face
2 The Blade
E2 5b  
3 Second Blood
VS 4b  
4 Foxblood
S 4a 3
5 Droplove
S 4b 1
6 Folly Corner
VD 5
7 Vixen's Crack
VD 4
8 Vixens Folly VS 4c * 3
9 Tiptoe
E1 5b 2
10 Pilgrims
HVS 4c 3
11 Cuboid Corner
HS 4b  
12 Rough Rider
S 4b  
13 The Huntsman VS 5a * 9
14 Reynard's Revenge HS 4b 1
15 Sunshine Cracks HS 4b ** 42
Climb name Grade
16 Baby Bouncer
E4 6a  
17 Dark Denizen VS 5a 1
18 Thrutched Up
E1 5b 1
19 Reveille HS 4b ** 62
20 Fox E7 6b  
21 The Curtain Raiser HVS 5a ** 28
22 Octopus
E2 5c 1
  The Nose
24 Hallucinations E2 6a 1
25 Disappointment Arete
E2 5b  
26 Second Class Slab
HVS 4c 2
27 Sports Plan
E3 5c 1
28 Sinister
VS 4c 7
29 The Muzzle HVS 5a ** 69
30 The Whisker VS 4c ** 64
Climb name Grade
31 Zawn Face Climb
D 2
32 The Outside Start
VD 4
33 The Vixen's Embrace
VS 5a ** 2
  The South Face
35 Foot Loose
VS 4c  
36 Bloody Finger
VS 4c 2
37 The Illusion
HS 1
38 Pullover
VS 4c  
39 Rejoice the Luddites
E4 6a **  
40 Lovely Cruise
  Black Wall
42 The Crack
E1 5b  
43 The Wall and Bulge
E3 5c  
44 The Arete

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