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Climbs 14
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 1m a.s.l
Faces SE

Crag features

The distinctive rocky crag on the small promontory, in the southwest corner of Old Town Bay. A small, diminuitive crag with most routes in the region of 8 metres in long. Good quality granite, mostly with good belays, and easy ways down off the back (north side) of the crag. Despite the short route lengths, the rock doesn't lend itself to many wire placements, so a double rack of cams is recommended, including large sizes for some of the routes. A great crag for beginners, with routes from Moderate up to HVS. Non-tidal, and sheltered from sea spray on those rough days.
 There is also a small selection of bouldering, with some very worthwhile problems, both in front of the main crag, and on the tidal foreshore to the south of the main crag.

Approach notes

Either walk east from Peninnis, and as you pass Pulpit Rock, Old Town comes into view. The pinnacles of Carn Leh are easily visible in the foreground. Follow the coast path to the neck of the promontory, and then then path that leads around the promontory. Alternatively, if walking through Hugh Town, cut through the tranquil cemetery of the Old Town Church. When you reach the coast path, turn right, and the promontory of Carn Leh is sooned reached. A third option is to follow the coast path southwest from Old Town for a few hundred metres.

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The crag does not lie within the Peninnis Head SSSI. Nevertheless, try and reduce unneccesray gardening and removal of lichen. Thank you.

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