Bosigran Sunset? © Dan Arkle
Bosigran Ridge is the great 'dragon's back' of pinnacled granite that rises from sea level on the west of Porthmoina Cove, opposite Bosigran Main Face. On the sun-trap western side of the lower ridge are a number of short hard pitches of quality.
The climbs dry quickly after rain and the ridge itself gets sun all day. The ridge is very exposed to the wind. The base of the ridge is only reachable at lowish tides and in calm conditions.
Take the B3306 St. Ives - Pendeen road to the prominent ruined mine buildings of Carn Galver and park in the National Trust car park adjacent to them. Follow the path that heads seaward, initially through bushes and then fields, and over a couple of granite stiles. The path from Carn Galver mine meets the coast path at some remains of old buildings (5 minutes). Just before the ruined building remains, head left towards the ridge across some boggy ground and gain a gearing-up ledge just up and left from a memorial plaque on the face of the ridge itself. Cross the ridge at the col via a short downclimb on its opposite side and follow a path downhill next to the ridge until steeper ground requires a steep downclimb or abseil from in-situ slings. Continue down to sea level ledges and traverse around the base of the ridge to a belay ledge.
|Anyone lost a bit of gear on bosi ridge recently? I found a bit of crag swag up on the top. Message me if you have, and what gear it was, and I'll post it to you if it matches
ThomCousins - 18/Apr/19
|Waltzing Matilda is bloody brilliant!
Señor Último - 20/Dec/10
|Some great little route at the foot of the Ridge, I'd particularly reccomend Gallipoli and Anzac Day.
Al Evans - 16/May/06
Moderators Updates to this page are checked by a UKC volunteer Mark Kemball