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Bosigran Ridge a.k.a. Commando Ridge 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

   
Type:  Trad, 8 pitches, 500'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: Arthur Andrews and others, 1902/1905
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Submitted By: Rob Davies UK on Oct 21, 2010

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the unknown commando

Description 

Great fun, whatever grade you climb at.

Pitch 1 is only accessible when the sea is reasonably calm and the tide not too high. P1 is the hardest and the only pitch that needs detailed description: Climb up on to a shelf on the north-east (usually dark) side of the ridge then head left, stepping across into a black groove / chimney. Up this to a belay on the ridge (80').

From here on follow your nose, with most fun if the crest of the ridge is closely followed. After arriving back where you left your gear, either walk off or do another optional pitch, climbing a short step in the ridge above(5.7).


Location 

From the main approach path cross over left (looking out) on muddy ground towards the obvious pinnacled ridge. Cross this at a gap, dump gear here, then scramble down on the west side to sea level (one short abseil, if required).
Move left (looking in) to a ledge at the base of the ridge.


Protection 

Lots of slings and a small selection of nuts and cams.



Photos of Bosigran Ridge a.k.a. Commando Ridge Slideshow Add Photo
Andy Royle tells us about the one that got away (photo by Phil Ashton.  Despite the colour of the sea, this really is Cornwall, not the Caribbean!
Andy Royle tells us about the one that got away (p...
The start of the climb, at sea-level, with Bosigran's Upper Cliff in the background (photo by Phil Ashton)
The start of the climb, at sea-level, with Bosigra...
The ridge in profile (photo by Phil Ashton)
The ridge in profile (photo by Phil Ashton)
Rob Davies on the optional final pitch to the ridge
Rob Davies on the optional final pitch to the ridg...
Looking down the first pitch (photo by Phil Ashton)
Looking down the first pitch (photo by Phil Ashton...
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