Climbs 45
Rocktype Granite
Altitude Tidal
Faces S

Excalibur, Carn Les Boel © henry castle

Crag features

The Promontory has aspects in all directions. A complex group of cliffs, with Paradise Wall (aka Pump City) offering high-grade entertainment. Single- and multi-pitch routes up to 250ft. Plenty to entertain the sub-E1 climber.

Approach notes

Tidal in some parts, though not Paradise Wall (but beware swells).

Midway between Lands End and Porthgwarra: park at either place, walk 1.25mi. Best done walking W from Porthgwarra along the coast path skirting the rim of Pendower Coves (past Carn Barra).

Access Advice

The lower section of Paradise Wall has many nesting birds and is best avoided in the summer months. The area is also important for breeding seals which are vulnerable to disturbance from September to late October.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 15 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

The nesting restriction covers the route 'Excalibur' 

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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
  Carn Les Boel Headland
2 Great Western
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VD 3
3 Sou'wester
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VD  
  Mild and Bitter Buttress
5 Xenolith HS 4b 6
6 Mild and Bitter
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VS 4c 2
7 Seal Passage HS 4b 4
8 The Lost Arrow
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E5 6b  
  Bosistow Wall
10 Camelot E3 5c 3
11 The Armed Knight
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E1 5b  
12 Motivator
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E3 5c  
13 Excalibur HVS 5a ** 45
14 The Scabbard
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HVS 5a *  
15 The Scabbard Direct Start
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HVS 5a 2
  Paradise Wall
17 Modern Images
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E2 5c 3
18 Fantasy Crack
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E3 5c  
19 Interspace E4 6a *** 17
20 Burning Gold E4 6a *** 6
21 White Eagle
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E4 6b ** 1
22 Grande Paradiso
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E3 6a  
23 Howling at the Moon
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E7 6b/c ***  
24 Hot Line
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E4 6b **  
25 Cool Diamonds E5 6b ** 1
26 Pendragon
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HVS 4c  
27 The Badlands
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E1 5b  
  Bosistow Zawn
29 The Cut
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VS 4c  
30 The Crack
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HVS 5a  
31 Bosistow Chimney
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VS 4c  
32 The Ramp
-
VS  
33 Easy Way Down
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VS 4c  
34 Anna's Climb
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VS  
35 Cinecs
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VS 4c  
36 Top of the Class
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HVS 5a  
37 Late Developer
-
HVS 5a  
38 Swot Crack
-
HVS 5a  
39 Teachers Pet E2 5b ** 1
40 Rock Citadel
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E4 6a  
41 Wolf at the Door
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E6 6b 1
42 The Cornishman E6 6b  
43 Cerberus E6 6b/c  

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