Climbs 17
Rocktype Killas slate
Altitude Tidal
Faces SW

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

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
1Zero GravityE3 6a **2
2Hot Rubber
E3 5c **2
3My Mule Don't Like You LaffinHVS 4c *10
4Fun Curve FactoryE5 6a ***3
5Silver Shadow
E3 5c **1
E2 5b *5
VS 4c 1
8From Slovenia With LoveE6 6b *** 
97:27.13E7 6c ***1
10April FoolE4 5c  
11Barneys Linef6A  
12The Gnomef7A+  
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