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Climbs 54
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 9m a.s.l
Faces S

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Excalibur, Carn Les Boel © henry castle

Crag features

A complex and fascinating area comprising a series of faces, promotories and hidden zawns around a long proud headland. The cliffs on the south side of the headland offer some committing and fiercely technical routes; Paradise Wall in particular is a major venue offering sea-cliff climbing at its most spectacular. A slight drawback is the presence of nesting birds in summer and the consequent heavy accumulation of guano on and below some of the ledges.

Approach notes

Carn Lês Boel lies midway between Land's End and Porthgwarra and can be approached along the coast path from either by a walk of about 2km. The best approach is to walk westwards from Porthgwarra along the coast path, skirting the rim of Pendower Coves, which lie beyond Carn Barra.

Access Advice

The lower section of Paradise Wall has many nesting birds and is best avoided in the summer months. The area is also important for breeding seals which are vulnerable to disturbance from September to late October.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 15 March to 15 July

Reason: Nesting Birds

The restriction covers all routes from Pandour Buttress to Moon Buttress inclusive in the Pendower Coves area.

The nesting restriction which previously covered the route Excaliber at Carn Les Boel has been lifted and all routes left (looking in) of Pandour Buttress are now unrestricted.

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West Country Climbs is a major Rockfax guide to one of the UK’s most celebrated, sunny and diverse climbing regions. The book is fashioned in Rockfax’s award-winning layout and design, and copiously illustrated with action photographs of the climbs and cliffs that reflect the quality and variety of climbing experiences to be had on offer in the UK’s most popular holiday destination - the West Country. This is a selected route and buttress guidebook which covers the best 900 routes from the crags listed below.
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