Altitude 2m a.s.l
Kynance Cove area
The whole area has huge potential for many more routes.
Serpentine is brittle and friable but there are plenty of relatively stable faces if you go looking.
Care is required at all times.
Go over the sandbar at lowish tide and onto the island to find the complicated serpentine jumble of cliff on the South side. There are no real lines you just have to contrive your way up that suits your grade and mood.
Next to asparagus island there are the two beautiful sea stacks.
The smaller western one can be traversed as a deep water solo and there is a climb to the summit.
The sea stack south of Nantivet Rock can be traversed and there are many good lines to the summit but some would need a launch out to safely fall in the water.
Access is difficult needing a descent from the coast path down a loose roped quarry scree slope opposite the island and a long boulder hop and swim with dry bags.
Kynance Cove is a popular tourist spot so vehicle access to the place in general can be tricky at peak times.
Depending on your style of climbing (DWS, solo or trad) this will determine how you get to the routes. Asparagus island just requires a low tide, about 2 hours either side of an average low tide.
Lion Rock is more complex and requires a dangerous descent down a quarry scree slope, boulder hop and dry bag swim. It's definitely worth it though!
The sea stacks are best done swimming and DWS. There are signs warning of bathing at low tide.
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