Climbs 24
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 40m a.s.l
Faces S

Cornish winter climbing © jfletcher

Crag features

The description for Academia is exactly the same as that of By Stealth. It starts in the same place and finishes in the same place. The old saying "If it walks like a duck..." seems to apply. There have been similar issues at Pellitras Point where routes have been claimed at much higher grades than the original first ascensionists gave them. Also the description of the first (non solo) ascent is exactly the same as By Stealth even down to stepping right on the tiny footledge to place a runner in Looking Glass War. I would hope the crag moderator will check this.

Approach notes

Shortest route is from Lamorna: walk W from the car park for about 1.25miles past the steps to Tater-Du lighthouse. Pass a distinctive house with pretty garden on R. Continue along the coast path for 0.5mi, rising over slabby rocks. Turn L off the coast path (overlooking St Loy Bay) and through a low stone wall. Take an intricate path down to an overgrown depression above a 50ft wall. Blocks are ideal for abseils.

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Climbs at this crag

10Luke No HandsD 3
VS 5a *7
HVS 5b 5
VD 5
HS 4b 5
15AcademiaE10 7a *** 
16By Stealth
E4 6b 7
17Looking-Glass War
E1 5b *22
18Luke Lively
VS 5a *23
19Luke Back in Anger
HS 4c 10
20Luke Skywalker
S 4a 14
E1 5c 9
22Lord Lucan
E2 6a *15
23Leucal Hero
S 4a 15
25Pushguardf7C ***1

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