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West Penwith Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 100'
Location: 50.1549, -5.6209 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Rob Davies UK on Nov 3, 2009
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South-western tip of Cornwall with many granite sea-cliffs but also other types of rock(e.g. greenstone). An important location for traditional climbing for over 100 years. Some cliffs are tidal but many have easy access. Weather is mixed but typically is a bit warmer and sunnier than most parts of the UK, certainly much better than in mountain areas.

Getting There 

Some of the best climbing in England is to be found on the sea-cliffs at its south-west extremity. This is quite a distance from the UK's main cities, but it's well worth the effort. Recent improvements on the A30 have shortened travel times significantly. The main local towns are Penzance and St Ives. Once off the main roads, driving is slow: narrow, twisty lanes with walls of very robust granite.

Climbing Season

For the South West area.

Weather station 16.0 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For West Penwith
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting the chimney on Demo Route (photo by Phil ...

Demo Route 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Sennen (Pedn-Men-Du)
Climb flakes to the chimney, which can feel a bit awkward and insecure, to arrive at a good ledge (possible belay). Move left, pass the overlap to good holds on the slab above....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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