SENNEN


The squat, blunt nose of black and golden granite that protects the village of Sennen from the worst of the Atlantic weather is one of Cornwall's best-loved climbing venues. Although not particularly high, the quality of the climbing, the location of the crag and the impeccable quality of the granite combine to provide a crag for all, including non-climbing mates who are just along to sunbathe. Sennen also has the advantages of being virtually non-tidal, only a quick stroll from the parking and within easy walking distance of a fantastic beach. The climbing itself is generally well-protected, vertical crack-climbing interspersed with some serious face climbs.

Routes

Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Demo Route Area
The imposing nose and cracked wall that bracket Black Zawn are Sennen's most impressive buttresses,...
16
Trad
Early morning sun
Up and down

12 mins

Staircase Area
A convenient section of the cliff with a good selection of climbs in the lower and mid-grades. Take...
9
Trad
Sun and shade
Up and down

12 mins

Golva Area
A steep wall of cracks set high above the sea. This is a great place for those searching for some...
6
Trad
Sun and shade
Up and down

12 mins

Terrace Cracks Area
The tallest section of the cliff at Sennen, and the first to get the sun. The routes described...
3
Trad
Sun and shade
Up and down

10 mins

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