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Climbs 158
Rocktype Greenstone
Altitude 5m a.s.l

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All information taken Barnaby Carver's guide (which includes topos) at http://www.javu.co.uk/Climbing/Guides/Stives/

MAN'S HEAD, the area of cliffs at the western end of Porthmeor Beach, St. Ives, has long been a venue for scrambling, short problem climbs and even some limited deep water soloing. Although there is bouldering on the head itself the highest concentration of problems can be found in the small coves just to the west. There are many fine problems of V2 and below (U.K. technical grade 3a-5c), whilst the few classic V6-V7 problems (U.K. 6b-6c) make this a not-to-be-overlooked crag for the hard-core boulderer. Delightful on sunny summers days and just a short distance from the centre of St. Ives and its beaches with climbing at all states of the tide, this area has much to offer.

Approach notes

Approach: (Approximately 3 minutes.) From the car park at the western end of Porthmeor Beach join the South-West Coast Path and follow this west between Beach Road and Porthmeor Bowling Club for about 150 metres. The outcrops of the Double Overhang and Beginner

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