Bosigran is where many climbers get their first taste of Cornish granite and is perhaps the West Country's best known sea cliff. Bosigran's reputation for superb routes on perfect rock has been widely publicised and the cliff has been at the heart of developments on Cornwall's granite throughout the decades since its first climbs were established early in the 20th century. The position of the cliff is majestic, projecting out into the sea above a remote and rocky cove, and for the most part its base is high above the sea. The cliffs elevation makes it a reliable venue to get something done if the tides are not ideal for accessing other cliffs, or the sea is rough. The routes are simply stunning, predominantly multi-pitch and will interest those looking for long, lower and mid-grade climbs.


42 trad routes (D...E5)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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    The Dream/Liberator
    "An outrageous sandbag. Closer to E5 6b." 04/Jul

    Beaker Route
    "Seriously run out second pitch with real ground fall potential. The only runners..." 20/May

    Desolation Row
    "Protection feels 'reasonable' rather than outstanding and there are a lot of com..." 22/Apr

    Desolation Row
    "Outstanding and steady climbing, reasonably protected with small cams etc but t..." 19/Jul

    Zig Zag
    "Very fine route, with lovely moves up the steep section. I think pitch 2 should ..." 10/Sep

    Autumn Flakes
    "Finally, we reckoned the pitch grades were 4a, 4b, 4a." 04/Sep

    Bow Wall
    "Fantastic route and having done it many times now I am confident that 'the move'..." 24/Jul

    Ochre Slab Route l
    "VS 4c - with the crux being pitch 1. Pitch 2 is straight forward, well protected..." 06/May

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