Climbs 67
Rocktype Amphibiolite & S

Faces SW

Chloe age 8 on "Mile End" Pen Olver Slab, The Lizard © bazthomas

Crag features

A small, tidal sea cliff with interesting rock.


Park in Lizard and follow signs for the Housel Bay Hotel. From the Hotel, follow the coast path east until you reach the brown, wooden Marconi hut. Turn right and follow the headland until a balanced rock becomes visible on the right hand side. Turn right and descend straight down the grassy gully (rocks on the right are easiest to scramble down.) This will bring you to a large gearing up ledge, from where an abseil is easily rigged or the gully and rocks on the right may be descended.

Approach notes

It is easier to locate this crag using the CC guide description than the photo in West Country climbs. Nb. Whilst Rockfax is correct it is not clear that there is a huge bay seperating the two paths shown in the picture. You'll have no problems if you understand the climbs are on the headland closest to the brown hut.

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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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Climbs at this crag

14Lying EyesS 14
15Pilot's Song *VS 4c 7
16Songs from a Broken HeartVS 4c *23
17Flowers for a LadyVD 2
18Sesame StreetVD 7
 Pen Olver Slab Wall 
20Great SlantingVD *109
21saltheartS 4a *83
22MuleHVS 5a 24
23Mile EndM *100
24Blind PewVD **135
25A Little GemmaD *53
26Love is BlindVD *66
27Umbrella GrooveD 8
28There's A Riot Going On *VS 5a 2
29Family AffairVD 4
30Socially Sad *
31The Prisoner of Zenda *
HVS 4c 1
32Silent Minute *
D 1
33Descent Route *
D 2
34Grieving *S 1
 Amnesty Wall 
36CianE4 5c ***31
37InternationalE3 5c ***31
38AmnestyE3 5c ***43
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