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Long Climb

5.5, Trad, 300 ft, 7 pitches,  Avg: 3 from 1 vote
FA: Royal Marines [the name of a regiment, not a climber], 1946
International > Europe > United Kingdom > England > S West > Cornwall > W Penwith > Land's End

Description

Start up wide cracks and continue up cracks, chimneys and slabs. Several entertaining pitches, but it's hard to link shorter pitches together due to rope drag. Most entertaining if climbed with a large party of large men who only touch rock once very two years. The official UK grade is "V Diff" but some pitches seem very stiff for this grade. It would probably be Hard Severe in North Wales.

Location

From the left side (looking out to sea) of the hotel drop down then follow a faint path rightwards to the start of the ridge.

Protection

Standard rack, several long slings.

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Jim exits the top of pitch 5 with all the style you would expect of a French climber
[Hide Photo] Jim exits the top of pitch 5 with all the style you would expect of a French climber
The crag gives birth to Andy HB while concerned friends provide valuable advice.
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The general line of Long Climb in profile
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Looking down from the top of Pitch 4
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Through the narrows on Pitch 1
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Getting ready for an assault on Land's End Long Climb (photo by Phil Ashton)
[Hide Photo] Getting ready for an assault on Land's End Long Climb (photo by Phil Ashton)