Rocktype Pillow lava
Altitude 28m a.s.l
Beni Szlivka nearing the end of the first pitch of the amazing Black Magic (E5) at The Great Wall, Pentire Head. © Richard Pollard
The rock has good incut holds and good friction. A concentration of marvellous single- and multi-pitch routes up to 230ft. Tick, if you can, Eroica (E2 6a/5b A1), Black Magic (E5 6a) and the amazing Darkinbad The Brightdayler (E5 6a). [Thanks to James Parrott for spotting the error that had shifted this crag to Wales...]
Protected from the tide by boulders. Close to the resort of Polzeath (offering campsites). Drive to Pentire Farm for NT parking.
A track leads across fields to a junction at a stone stile with the coastal footpath. 100m E is a hump, the top of the Great Wall, with a faint path heading down to the E of the col.
|Big recommendation for Black Zawn. The routes possibly deserve even more stars even though they are short. Condensation is the enemy and is likely to affect the crag after a clear night. It was in perfect condition today after a cloudy night, 80% max humidity and a north wind.
Kafoozalem - 01/Sep/21
|I think the dot on the map needs to be moved a bit!!
andy_pemberton - 12/May/14
|The Black Zawn is an area of the Pentire Point crag (http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=315)
imogen.fish - 09/Aug/12
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