Altitude 40m a.s.l
Cornish winter climbing © jfletcher
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.
I do not feel qualified to comment on this! (I only took on the crag as it had no moderator when I wanted to log a few climbs.)
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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