Climbs 41
Rocktype Mica schist

Faces SE

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Pylon King enjoying the exposure on Sirius (only HS!) - Lizard point © Mark Davis

Crag features

Incut, reliable rock. Single- and multi-pitch routes up to 170ft: many starred HVSs, and the remarkable roof route of Aboriginal Sin (E3 5c).

Approach notes

Tidal in parts.

Some parking available at Lizard Point, or (paid) in the field by the lighthouse. A few hundred metres W is the coastguard lookout (emergency phone). 50m further is a drystone wall, steep on seaward. Abseil descent (as backup) recommended.

To get to the Sirius area, the CC guide is much better as it shows the descent on the topo. The Rockfax guide though accurate is too vague, it's pot luck whether you pick the right line.

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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

Climb name Grade
1 Valentino
E2 5c * 7
2 Quasimodo E1 5b * 44
3 Rendezvous Manque
VD 11
4 Sirius HS 4b * 91
5 Focus Puller
VD 23
6 Quo Vadis E1 5a * 43
7 Silent Movie VS 4b * 104
8 the goldrush HVS 4c ** 94
Climb name Grade
9 Limelight HVS 5a ** 74
10 Best Boy
D 19
11 Mae West HVS 5a ** 66
12 Radio Head S 4a 2
13 Battle with an old mas beard! HS 4b 5
14 Lifeboat callout VS 4c 7
15 Chorus Line VS 4c 2
16 True Lies VD 6
Climb name Grade
17 Pluto HS 4b 5
18 Aboriginal Sin E3 5c ** 5
19 Lizard of Oz HS 4b 3
20 Jive Pansy HVS 5a 4
21 Biggy Features E1 5b 2
22 Casablanca * E2 5c * 3
23 Dreamtime * E2 5c *  
24 The Big Heat * E2 5c **  
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