Climbing Cornwall

“…The best climber in the world is the one that has the most fun..”

With over 2000 mapped climbs in Cornwall and weather like this….

..that last minute weekend break in Cornwall sounds pretty good right now!

You may of heard of the granite cliff on Penwith Peninsula which is one of the top spots in Britain. With routes for all abilities, the Commando Ridge might be the most popular – but so is the view! Another great Cornish climb is Wicca Pillar, a 50ft granite pillar. With shorter routes up to around 80ft it’s great for those newer to the sport or for those that are easing back into climbing after that long, dark, British winter! We love to get our adrenaline pumping, so we love to head over to The Terrier’s Tooth climb and enjoy climbing out over an exposed slab overhanging the ocean.

Overhang climbs are a really special stuff in Cornwall. A favourite weekend spot is Sennen for a bit of sea cliff climbing. Full of overhangs, crevices, and cracks. Grab a pasty lunch from Sennen village, then climb the granite Demo Route, stopping for your pasty lunch (it’ll still be hot!).

If you’re new to the sport or wanted to give it a try, then a 5 minute walk from Cornwall Plus, Glasney Rooms is Granite Planet Climbing Centre. Book a session for you and your friends for indoor fun, perfect if the weather isn’t playing by the rules.

Via Ferrata in Longdowns, Penryn is a short drive away from Glasney Rooms and offers outdoor Rock Climbing and Coasteering sessions as well as watersports and archery for all ages.

Guided courses are a great way to get into climbing in a new area, and if you fancied a drive out, try Lizard Adventure for refresher workshops, tidal cliff (sea washed sections) courses, rescue courses, intermediate Rock-climbing tuition and much more!

Coasteering is also a fantastic all-rounder activity and a great family day out. Dodge the waves, jump for a rush and scramble up rocks for an incredibly fun group activity. With Cornwall being a county surrounded on all three sides by water, there are so many coasteering hot spots to choose, start by checking out Lizard Adventure because whilst coasteering might not be for you, perhaps their adventure package weekends of sea kayaking and paddle boarding might sound the perfect way to create family memories and feel alive this summer!

On your way back home, stop off at the Eden Project for a quick pick-me-up before you get those holiday blues. Its five routes of varying difficulties on the conservation project’s climbing wall up the cliff face next to the Rainforest Biome. Or if you’re a bit more pressed for time, spend an hour stretching your legs on the Bouldering Wall with climbs up to level 7C looking out over Poldark’s mining country!


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