Lands End © Neil Higgins
Although only a stone's throw from the bustling tourist attractions that cap Land's End, the cliffs and climbs are well hidden from the gaze of the masses and retain an air of seriousness that is out of proportion to their location and height. The scenery is extremely beautiful and many of the climbs follow eye-catching lines, however, the rock quality is not the same as that found on the other more popular cliffs nearby, being grittier and lichenous. Escape could be awkward if failure on a line forces a retreat once the tide has crept back in or the sea conditions deteriorate.
All the cliffs get plenty of sun and are usually at their best in the afternoon when they have dried out as they can be damp in the morning. The cliffs are very exposed to the wind and rain.
Follow the signs to Land's End and park in the main car park (payment but there is an agreement to allow climbers to park for free, ask at the entrance). Follow the approach directions in the guide or app.
Cormorant Promontory is only accessible for 3 hours either side of low water in calm seas. The World's End Face is not tidal but can be wave-washed in rough seas. Longships Zawn is only accessible for 3 hours either side of low water in calm conditions but is badly affected by even moderately rough sea conditions. Hotel Buttress is accessible at all tide states and is only inaccessible in very rough seas.
|Not free parking - £6. |
BAdhoc - 09/Sep/16
|Went today. The bloke on the car park told me that they hadn't let climbers park for free for 2 years, so make sure you have 3 quid for the parking.|
Chris Murray - 16/Apr/15
|The buttress with Black Wednesday (E5 6b) has been swept away from half height (above bolt) by the 2014 winter storms. Descent route down VDiff on seaward face of World's End buttress still present!|
Lumbering Oaf - 12/Sep/14
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