Climbs 63
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 50m a.s.l
Faces S

Tom Bunn at the crux of Skyfall. © Tom Last

Crag features

High-quality routes on flawless granite nicely spread across the grades. Single- and multi-pitch routes up to 120ft. Notable for Chlorophyll Cluster (E1 5b) and The Baldest (E4 6a). Often quiet.

Approach notes

The most convenient parking is at Treverven Farm, where  a fee of £3 (2013) should be paid at the cabin. From here a right of way leads to the coastpath a short distance from St Loy. Free parking can also be found a mile and a half to the west of St Loy at Penberth.

Access Advice

The site contains a wealth of rare flora - please contribute towards its conservation by keeping to the existing paths.

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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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More Guidebooks:
West Cornwall & Supplement (2000)

Out of print:
As fantastic as usual despite the minimal amount of lounging boulders at the bottom. Uncle Nick's pro-parking recommendation is still available and easy to use without blocking access. Finesse is steady E3/4 with only 2 5c friction moves away from good gear and with a possible soft ledge landing. The Baldest is much harder with an okay crux and then several 5b/c friction moves with a 20m fall potential if the very hidden RP is missed. Both excellent routes .
Fiend - 19/Jul/16
Fluke, on the little "island", is a good route but too serious moving off the ledge for VS. In my opinion HVS 5a. Also, there's two huge rocking blocks on the western end of the island summit. It doesn't seem that it would take much to completely dislodge the lower of the two. This is potentially serious, as the upper block forms tempting thread belays for the route Flake, and the lower block hangs above the most obvious easy descent line.
bpmclimb - 31/May/14
Good venue on a showery day. We did Chlorophyll Cluster (worth the journey for that route alone) about an hour after the rain stopped, and it had been raining for about 6hs, and crag was bone dry.
Owen W-G - 10/Jun/09
parking: travel East from the entrance to Treverven Farm. The SECOND field access on the left has some grass verge parking for a couple of cars, and there is more about 800m further East. Don't block the gates ! The top of Sloe Steel has an angry gorse barrier, but it can be traversed round. The abseil tat to the right was added to on 25-6-04.
uncle nick - 28/Jun/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Far Left Pinnacles 
2The MockingjayE1 5a 2
3Parents, Priests, and Politicians
E6 6a  
4Co_Extensive Space
E1 5c 4
5The Unclaimed Crack
E2 5c  
 Main Face 
7Ivy Incorporated
VD 76
8Chicory ChockHS 4b 62
9Chicory Check
VS 4b 20
E3 6a 5
11The Snip
E3 6a *1
HVS 5b 32
E3 6a  
14The BeautifulHVS 5a **1
15The Hairiest
E1 5c 25
16Old Fools
E3 5c *13
17Cress Cendo
VS 5a *107
18Chlorophyll ClusterE1 5b **122
19The BaldestE4 5c ***37
20The Damned
E5 5c ***12
HVS 4c 90
22FinesseE4 5c *43
23Finesse Super Direct
E7 6b ***2
24The Barber
E4 5c 3
25The Barbary Coast
E3 5c 2
26Sloe Steel
VS 5a 79
27Mushroom Medley
VD 3
28Broccoli Bucket
VD 8
29Cat Follows Mouse
VS 4c 2
30Suede Squeeze
S 4a 7
E1 5c 1
32With Intent
HVS 5a 1
33Sing Fling
E4 5c  
 Rainbow Buttress 
35Monochrome Men
E1 5b **57
36Scarlet Women
E1 5c *8
37Scarlet Women (variation start)E2 5c *2
 Jammed Block Pinnacle 
40The Flying Fakir
E2 6a 1
E1 5c 1
42Erectile Zone
E3 6a  
43Castle in the SkyHVS 5b 1
 Slapstick Buttress 
E3 6b 6
E1 5c 4
E1 5c 4
 Ripple Blocker 
49Ripple Blocker
HVS 6a 7
50Crack right of Ripple BlockerS 4b 2
 Foxbite Buttress 
VS 5a 2
53RabidHVS 5c 1
 Gloy Buttress 
VS 5a 10
VS 5a 4
57SkyfallE7 6b 1
59Cenopod CornerHS 4b 23
60Cenopod Corner VariationVS 5a 2
HS 4b 23
 Test Piece Buttress 
63Sabre Dance
E1 5c *20
64Test Piece
E2 5c *17
65Smear Fear
E2 5c 14
 The Island - Seaward Face 
67FlakeVS 4c *4
68Sinister EventVS 5a  
VS 5a 5
70Decent RouteVD  
 The Island - East Face 
72Roll of the DiceVD  
73Twist of the CardS 4b  
74Flip of a CoinVD  
75Flock GrooveHS 5a  

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