With a sunny climate and a beautiful coastline, Cornwall is one of Britain’s finest sea cliff venues. On the north coast, the spectacular Gurnard’s Head has excellent climbing on dark greenstone and slate, including the outstanding Right Angle. Moving towards Land’s End, Bosigran is home to a great collection of top quality climbs on rough granite, like the 8 pitches of Bosigran Ridge, the marvellous Little Brown Jug and the exhilarating Doorpost. Further along the coast, the slate of Carn Kenidjack gives the exposed line of Saxon and, at the end of a great surfing beach, you reach the impeccable granite of Sennen. With the wonderful Demo Route and lots more easy to middle grade climbing on rock that glows in the sunset, this place is a great introduction to climbing by the sea.
At Land’s End itself, amongst the complex network of promontories that descend into the sea, you will find the 8 short pitches of Long Climb, a classic expedition with a mountaineering feel right above the ocean. On the south coast, you can abseil into the impressive cliff of Chair Ladder, one of Cornwall’s best rock climbing sites with great routes on golden granite, including the magnificent Diocese and the popular classics, Terrier’s Tooth and Bishop’s Rib. Wherever you climb in Cornwall, you can really feel yourself slowing down with the peaceful atmosphere, chilled out camping, gorgeous sea views and cosy pubs.