BOSIGRAN


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.

Routes

Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other
Lower Cliff
A set of good slabby routes in an atmospheric situation much closer to the sea than the rest of...
5
Trad
Sun and shade
Downhill

14 mins

Kafoozalem Area
A fabulous, secluded bay of immaculate rock architecture and the prime spot at Bosigran for...
7
Trad
Sun and shade
Downhill

12 mins

Bow Wall Area
The centrepiece of Bosigran is packed with classics to suit most tastes and abilities. This section...
17
Trad
Sun and shade
Downhill

10 mins

10

Alison Rib Area
The first section of the Main Cliff is home to a handful of very popular climbs in the lower...
5
Trad
Sun and shade
Downhill

10 mins

Bosigran Ridge
The majestic, serrated Bosigran Ridge (often called Commando Ridge) is one of the longest routes in...
1
Trad
Sun and shade
Up and down

15 mins

Tidal
Great Zawn
A stunning sweep of immaculate granite in a phenomenal setting and with climbing to do it justice....
7
Trad
Morning sun
Up and down

20 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For BOSIGRAN

    Alison Rib
    "Changed from D *** to D ***, 0% of 1 vote for D" 06/Jul

    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

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