Climbs 51
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 201m a.s.l
Faces all

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 car park 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 arete at V2, also The Wave at V3 and Pond Wall at V6 all well worth seeking out.

To the east of the car park 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. Thanks

Approach notes

As mentioned the visitors car park 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 
2Roof ProblemV6 *3
3Pickled WalnutV6 **3
4TapeV6 **2
5CutsV7 **1
 Snoopy Boulder 
7Bulge on SlopersV2 1
8SnoopyV7 5
9The CrackV3 12
10Gordon BrownV5 **4
11Arete on leftf5+ **2
12Left traverseV0 3
13Snoopy AreteV2 *10
 Hidden Tiered Boulder 
15Full TraverseV4 *4
16Roof Right-HandV3 *9
17Roof MiddleV3 **4
 Monument Area 
19Tabletop RoofV3 *3
 Classic Arete Boulder 
21Classic AreteV2 ***75
22BloodStone AreteV6 **5
 The Nose area 
45NostrilV4 **2
46Nose Projectf? 2
 Yep Bloc (& others) 
48YepV6 **3
49Yep (sit start)V7 ***1
50unknown (left hand side of atete)V2 *4
51unknown (arete on right hand side)V5 **4
52Unknown (central rib)V0+ *4
 Western Bloc 
54Blown AwayV7 *2
55Swept AwayV4 1
56KafkaV3 *1
57Kafka DirectV3 1
 Sunshine Wall 
59Dennis and MinnieV5 *1
60Three Tier TraverseV6 **1
 Andy Warhol Boulder 
62Liberty cap traverseV6 **5
 Other boulders 
64Evening Songf7B+ **1

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