Saturday, 29 May 2010

Devon And Cornwall Holiday

Last week Jen and I headed down to the west country for a bit of a mini road trip. We had plans to hit the Granite and Killas sea crags of West Penwith before heading up the North Coast for some big adventures. The weather at the start of the week was cold but we managed to get some good routes done at Sennen, Chair Ladder, Bosigran and Carn Kenidjack - including a very fine E2 called Bishops Rib. Its great to sample a different climbing area and different rock. The granite on many of the West Penwith crags is immaculate and a real joy to climb on - where technique and confidence are more important than being strong!

Jen showing off on Saxon at Carn Kenidjack

The weather then turned bad so we headed to the drier climes of Jen's parents in Exeter before heading up to the Culm coast. The sea cliffs here are generally pretty bad ass, loose, dangerous and commiting.

The Culm Coast

But there are some exceptions. We climbed a fine little traverse called The Wine Dark Sea at Damehole Point which I would recommend and had a couple of sessions at Lower Sharpnose Point between beach and ice cream action!

Damehole Point

Scrambling to the start of The Wine Dark Sea

Jen on Pitch 2