Tin mine ruins near Bosigran (photo by Andy Gee)
The most classic climbing area of Cornwall, and one of the finest crags in England. Single- and multi-pitch routes in a wide range of grades, generally on excellent sun-baked granite. Most are accessible without having to worry about the state of the sea and tides. There are 3 main areas at Bosigran: (1) the upper/main cliff, with something for everyone; (2) the Great Zawn, more serious; (3) Bosigran Ridge, a pseudo-Alpine outing.
Park adjacent to the Climbers' Club hut, by an old chimney (at Carn Galver) on the B3306 (15 min drive from St Ives). Follow a path gently downhill for about 10 minutes. The path to the upper cliff branches right (another 5-10 min), while Bosigran Ridge is obvious on the left (due west).
Climbing Season For the South West area.
Weather station 15.6 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Bosigran
Bosigran Ridge a.k.a. Commando Ridge 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Europe
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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 l...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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