Rock Climbing

Classic South West climbs

Have you read the book Classic Rock by Ken Wilson or Pat Litttlejohn’s guide to the Southwest? These books have inspired many climbers to visit the Southwest because of the wide variety of climbing opportunities on the many sea cliff crags and granite tors on Dartmoor.Climbing Bosigran

For example

At the Dewerstone, Needle Arete, Central Groove (HS) and Climbers Club (VS).

In Cornwall you can start off at the single pitches of Sennen before moving on to Bosigran to do classics such as Commando Ridge (VD), Doorpost (HS), Doorway (S), Little Brown Jug (VS), Zig Zag (VS) and Anvil Chorus (HVS), Right Angle (HS) at St Gurnards Head or Terriers Tooth, Flannel Avenue, Pedulum Chimney or South Face Direct at Chair Ladder.

On the Culm Coast Wreckers Slab (VS) or at Daddyhole in Torbay try Gates of Eden (VS) or visit the surf beaches of North Devon and try Kinky Boots (VS), Shangri La (S), Urizen or Lost Horizons (VS) or the slab routes of Freddie, Ben or Marion at Baggy Point.

Prices for instruction start from £135 per day and include all the equipment needed such as helmets, harnesses etc. Remember these costs can be shared between two people.

If you are in the South West on holiday with your family, escape for the day and book a climbing instructor and have some fun!

Guide books for the South West Include Avon/Cheddar, North Devon and Cornwall, Lundy, Bosigran and Chair Ladder, South Devon and Dartmoor, Wye Valley, Swanage and Portland. Have a look at what you could do! The opportunities are endless!

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