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Climbs 16
Rocktype Granite

Faces SW

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Bashers Harbour © LucasTimmer

Crag features

Routes up to 120ft, with the easy ones spotted amidst much harder ones. Many new routes since the 2000 guidebook - try High Issue 224

Even more info on javu

Approach notes

Tidal - the flood tide can cut the base off abruptly, making escape W towards Praa Sands impossible.
Privately owned. Take your litter and any you find home.
>From the A394 Penzance to Helston rd take the narrow lane (signpost Hendra (SW 604 287). This leads to a car park above the E end of Praa Sands beach. The cliff is about 0.3mi E, before Rinsey Head with its solitary clifftop house.

This crag seems to take a lot of seepage and so does not seem to be a good winter venue. 19th March '06 after several dry days most of the routes were wet. Sorting out which route is which is a bit trickey at the moment - there are two seperate lists of new routes on javu as well as the guide. The top needs stakes for belays, some are in place, but it is probably worth taking some spares with you (it's only 10 minutes walk from the carpark).
Mark Kemball - 20/Mar/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Mince Pie Problem
D 15
2 Cave Buttress
HS 4b 14
3 The Sea For Breakfast
S 4a 2
4 Sharpy The Cereal Poisoner
E2 6a 1
5 Dai Trewellard
E3 6a 2
6 Cave Groove Direct VS 4c * 3
Climb name Grade
7 The Flake
VS 4c 3
8 Black Crack
HS 4b 5
9 South without Scott HVS 5a 2
10 Footloose VS 4c * 18
11 California Dreaming
E2 5b * 3
12 Better days E2 5b ** 4
Climb name Grade
13 Happy banger * E1 5b * 2
14 Spanish knights * E3 5c ** 2
15 Lotus Eater * E4 6a *** 2
16 One Two Zero * E3 5c *** 2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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