Climbs 22
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 6m a.s.l

Penninis Head Full Moon © Mark Collins

Crag features

Granite sea cliff on the island of St Mary's (Scilly Isles). The head offers some adventurous climbing on mostly clean and sound rock with a great vista over the island of St. Agnes. The headland also has a wealth of underdeveloped boundering amongst the rocks adjacent to the lighthouse and on the surrounding cliffs. 

Worthwhile routes include Excalibur (VS 4c) and Fear of Furnace (E2 5c). 

Many of the routes may well have only seen a handfull of ascent so grades should be treated with caution. 

Access Advice

The Scillies are particularly important for migratory and nesting birds. There are no specific restritions on climbing but please see the CC guidebook for conservation advice.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The Inner Head 
2The AlienE4 6a  
3Rising TideHS 4a 2
4Robin BastardE1 5c 2
5TridentHS 4b  
6Curving CrackHVS 5a  
7Un-Named CrackM *2
8slab and flakeS *2
 The Monk's Cowl - North Face 
10ZestHS 4b 2
11Gone FishingVS 4c  
12Peninnis ChimbleyS 4a 1
13Rock Hard PeninnisE4 6b *** 
14Sean's CleftHVS 5a  
15Time and MotionE4 6a **1
16Fear of the FurnaceE2 5c **1
 The Monk's Cowl - South Face 
18Sunk Without TraceE3 6a ** 
19Island LifeE2 5c  
20BritanniaVS 5a * 
21ExcaliburVS 4c **4
22NeptuneS 4a * 
23RigsD 3
24Creepy CrawlyVD 1

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