Six days in Cornwall

Cornwall is always a pleasure to visit, the climbing is superb, with a great mixture of easily accessible climbing coupled with more adventurous venues as well. I’ve just had a great six day trip down there, with a combination of Nick’s fiftieth birthday party and two days guiding with Graham. There were quite a few folk at the party who were climbing, or sea kayaking, and we all headed to Sennen on the Saturday in glorious weather to sample the climbing. Emma and I climbed a few of the classic easier routes such as “Staircase” and “Banana Flakes” before I had a climb with the non-birthday Nick on “Slippery Slab” and “Swift Flight of Fancy” which certainly taught me about my poor jamming technique on the crux reach. The following day dawned a bit drizzly and wet so the climbing kit was put away and the running gear put on for a coastal jog/run just south of Lands End. It’s a great stretch of coastline and we were able to check out a few of the climbs along the way, I had a quick solo of the classic Porthgwarra Face on the way back. On the Monday we were keen for a quick climb on something a little more adventurous without bumping the grade up so we headed to Hella Point to climb Helleva Slab, which at Severe 4a...

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