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Climbs 25
Rocktype Volcanic tuff
Altitude Tidal
Faces W

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Oliver Wheeldon on the Stunning "Purple Haze" © John Henry Wynn

Crag features

Includes the amazing Il Duce (E5 6a) and other multi-pitch climbs up to 370ft - value for your money. Access details important: this has taken a lot of BMC negotiation.

Approach notes


Park at Tintagel. Reach the seaward part of the headland by taking a narrow footbridge - may have to pay toll.

Restricted Access

Permission from English Heritage must be sought before climbing at Tintagel Head by emailing or sending a letter to: The Property Supervisor, Tintagel Castle, Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0HE. Permission is unlikely to be denied, but English Heritage need to brief climbers before they visit on a number of points, so don't cut corners and avoid contacting them. Also ensure you contact them well in advance of your visit to give enough time for the team at Tingagel to deal with your request.

Access is only available during normal opening hours which are:

  • Nov-Mar (Sat and Sun only): 10am – 4pm
  • Apr–Jun (daily): 10am – 6pm
  • Jul-Aug (daily): 10am – 7pm
  • Sep (daily): 10am – 6pm
  • Oct (daily): 10am – 5pm
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