At UKC we are all climbers and we understand the strong urge to be outdoors as the weather is finally improving. Please proceed with caution though. Read more
Rocktype Killas slate
Carn Vellan in largish seas. Is this the steepest crag in Britain? © DaveHK
Efforts by Mark & Rowland Edwards to bolt some new routes in Carn Vellan have been fiercely resisted (or removed) by other local climbers. Can be hot in the afternoon. Notable for its huge hooded overhang, including an A3 aid route (maybe free now) called The Lid. Mostly strenuous, sustained climbing on overhanging rock.
The E10 is the Mark Edwards route 'Rewind', which takes the line of one of his former sports routes.
Tidal in most parts.
Approach from the village of Botallack on a wide track leading N past the Count House Restaurant (parking) and some houses after about 0.5mi. 500m further on the rocky tower of Carn Vellan can be seen seaward.
|Has the lid had many accents.|
AndyPandy - 26/May/11
|MMDYL, is a great route, has anyone climbed The Lid, recently, as in the last 2 or 3 years?|
riddle - 14/Apr/09
|try zero gravity or hot rubber,well worth it.as for the de bolting on the main wall,if you think yer ard enough.Funny no one has displayed any balls yet,wonder why?
rain sucks |
bag rat - 09/Jan/06
Moderators Updates to this page are checked by a UKC volunteer fly or die