Climbs 17
Rocktype Killas slate
Altitude Tidal
Faces SW

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Carn Vellan in largish seas. Is this the steepest crag in Britain? © DaveHK

Crag features

Efforts by Mark & Rowland Edwards to bolt some new routes in Carn Vellan have been fiercely resisted (or removed) by other local climbers. Can be hot in the afternoon. Notable for its huge hooded overhang, including an A3 aid route (maybe free now) called The Lid. Mostly strenuous, sustained climbing on overhanging rock.

The E10 is the Mark Edwards route 'Rewind', which takes the line of one of his former sports routes.

Approach notes

Tidal in most parts.

Approach from the village of Botallack on a wide track leading N past the Count House Restaurant (parking) and some houses after about 0.5mi. 500m further on the rocky tower of Carn Vellan can be seen seaward.

Has the lid had many accents.
AndyPandy - 26/May/11
MMDYL, is a great route, has anyone climbed The Lid, recently, as in the last 2 or 3 years?
riddle - 14/Apr/09
try zero gravity or hot rubber,well worth for the de bolting on the main wall,if you think yer ard enough.Funny no one has displayed any balls yet,wonder why? rain sucks
bag rat - 09/Jan/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Zero Gravity E3 6a ** 2
2 Hot Rubber
E3 5c ** 2
3 My Mule Don't Like You Laffin HVS 4c * 7
4 Fun Curve Factory E5 6a *** 3
5 Silver Shadow
E3 5c ** 1
6 Blimp
E2 5b * 5
Climb name Grade
7 Kurtzer
VS 4c 1
8 From Slovenia With Love E6 6b ***  
9 7:27.13 E7 6c *** 1
10 April Fool E4 5c  
11 Barneys Line f6A 1
12 The Gnome f7A+ 1
Climb name Grade
13 Barneys Line (sit start) f6A+  
14 The Gnome (variation finish) f7A+  
15 The Gnome/Barneys Line combo f7A  
16 Monkey Climb *
E2 5c 3
17 Rich Pickings *
E4 6b 1
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