Climbs 51
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 201m a.s.l
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Sunset at Carn Brea after some bouldering!! © Master Chief

Crag features

An interesting area sat atop the large hill in the village of Carn Brea. The area is easily spotted as there is a hugh monument on top of the hill guiding you to the boulders. Lots of varying problems of all sorts available with mostly excellent grassy landings. Access is a simple couple of minutes walk from the carpark which is used by many visitors.

The best area is just to the left of the monument and has an excellent boulder with some good arete climbs including classic arête at V2, also The Wave at V3 and Pond Wall at V6 all well worth seeking out.

To the east of the carpark the first boulder on the left as you approach the castle (Snoopy boulder) harbours a few worthwhile problems, Gordon Brown and Snoopy. Also to the other side of the track of the Snoopy boulder Hidden Tiered Boulder supplies many eliminate problems that may entertain for hours, but beware feldspar crystals are out to get you!

Much development was made by locals including Bob Lambourne and John Burgess however many problems have a deep and often cloudy history of accents. Credit to Barney Carver and Andy Whall who have added greatly to the information on this page, however grades are mostly the opinion of joese7en (I have probably overgraded and undergraded lots, probably not so much the latter?). Names of the problems may be wrong, if anyone has a problem with a name or grade contact me and I will amend.

There is a BIG litter problem here PLEASE pick any up that may be lying around to ensure enjoyment for all.

Approach notes

As mentioned the visitors carpark provides excellent access and a perfect spot to explore the rest of the boulders scattered about.


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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Eastern Area
2 Roof Problem V6 * 6
3 Pickled Walnut V6 ** 4
4 Tape V6 6b ** 2
5 Cuts V7 6c ** 1
  Snoopy Boulder
7 Bulge on Slopers V2 18
8 Snoopy V7 6
9 The Crack V3 6a 33
10 Gordon Brown V5 6b ** 10
11 Arete on left f5+ ** 8
12 Left traverse V0 21
13 Snoopy Arete V2 5c * 26
  Hidden Tiered Boulder
15 Full Traverse V4 6b * 5
16 Roof Right-Hand V3 5c * 13
17 Roof Middle V3 6a ** 7
  Monument Area
19 Tabletop Roof V3 6a * 4
  Classic Arete Boulder
21 Classic Arete V2 5c *** 113
22 BloodStone Arete V6 ** 6
Climb name Grade
23 Unknown (east Arete right hand side) V2 5c ** 45
24 East Face V1 5c ** 62
25 North Arete V1 5b * 54
26 North Arete (right hand side) V4 6a 8
27 Crystalline Entity V6 ** 13
28 Power-up V6 6c * 7
29 East Face Traverse 2 V4 6a 4
30 East Face Traverse 1 V3 5c 2
31 Flake Traverse V0 27
32 Crag crack f4 * 21
33 Flakes f4 16
  The Wave
35 The Wave V2 5c *** 50
36 Wave Direct (standing) V2 5c 13
37 The Wave (sit start)
f6A 1
38 The Wave SuperIndirect V0 5a 6
  Pond Wall
40 Pond Wall Left Hand variant V5 * 2
41 Pond Wall V6 6b ** 14
42 Pond Wall (sit start) V7 6b/6c **  
43 Mother of Epoxy V3 6a * 5
Climb name Grade
  The Nose area
45 Nostril V4 ** 2
46 Nose Project f? 2
  Yep Bloc (& others)
48 Yep V6 ** 4
49 Yep (sit start) V7 *** 1
50 unknown (left hand side of atete) V2 5c * 5
51 unknown (arete on right hand side) V5 ** 4
52 Unknown (central rib) V0+ 5b * 4
  Western Bloc
54 Blown Away V7 * 4
55 Swept Away V4 2
56 Kafka V3 * 1
57 Kafka Direct V3 6a 1
  Sunshine Wall
59 Dennis and Minnie V5 * 1
60 Three Tier Traverse V6 ** 1
  Andy Warhol Boulder
62 Liberty cap traverse V6 ** 5
  Other boulders
64 Evening Song f7B+ ** 1

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