Climbs 14
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 http://javu.co.uk/Climbing/NewRoutes/WestCornwall/Bashers.shtml

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
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D 13
2 Cave Buttress
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HS 4b 12
3 The Sea For Breakfast
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S 4a 2
4 Sharpy The Cereal Poisoner
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E2 6a 1
5 Dai Trewellard
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E3 6a 2
Climb name Grade
6 Cave Groove Direct VS 4c * 3
7 The Flake
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VS 4c 3
8 Black Crack
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HS 4b 5
9 South without Scott HVS 5a 2
10 Footloose VS 4c * 18
Climb name Grade
11 California Dreaming
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E2 5b * 1
12 Better days E2 5b ** 2
13 Happy banger * E1 5b * 2
14 Spanish knights * E3 5c ** 2
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