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Carn Gowla 

Atlantic Coast Rock Climbing 

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Location: 50.5657, -4.9441 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Nick Russell on Aug 29, 2013
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Wild coastline on the North of Cornwall. Expect full-on adventure climbing: long abseil descents, the encroaching tide, uncertain rock and not another soul in sight.

Routes with a reputation include America and Mercury Direct at Carn Gowla, Eroica and Darkinbad the Brightdayler at Pentire Point and Il Duce at Tintagel Head.

Getting There 

Keep driving down the M5 until it ends at Exeter. From here pick up the A30 which will get you close to most destinations.

Climbing Season

For the South West area.

Weather station 9.6 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Mercury Direct 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Carn Gowla
Mercury is not just a route; it's an experience. On the 80m abseil to the base of the route, you swing side to side, freeing the rope from it's various snares on the superbly textured rock. One big swing right, round an arete, and there it is. The huge corner, one of the best lines in the West Country, is truly awe-inspiring! You look up at it's big rightwards arch, down at the big sea crashing below your feet, and continue.The ledge is above the high tide line, but at anything other t...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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