Altitude 17m a.s.l
Climbing Iron Bells during BMC Cornish Climbing Festival. © JonHarvey
A secluded cove with an open and persuasive charm. Porthguarnon West provides a number of long esoteric rambles on the western arm of the cove while Porthguarnon East has numerous fine short pitches on excellent rock and a sunny aspect on the eastern side. Porthguarnon East rises to a height of 60m straight from the sea, but in 3 tiers separated by wide terraces. It has some excellent short routes, many non-tidal, that can be linked together to provide an excellent day out in beautiful surroundings.
The cove can be reached via the right-of-way through Treverven Farm, where there is a well-equipped campsite. Climbers must enquire at the campsite office about parking. From here, follow the path to the coast path and follow this westwards, descending steeply into the cove.
|Probably easiest to approach by abseil - a 50m rope just reaches from the top of the upper tier to the foot of the middle tier.
Bob M - 19/Mar/22
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