Lovely spot of rock climbing tonight at the Crown Mines

Rock climbing west Cornwall, Penzance, St. Ives coasteering

West Cornwall has many well established rock climbing crags that receive many visitors from far and wide. There are also countless lesser known crags, that are well worth the effort to seek out. Tonight we had a great spot of rock climbing right underneath the famous engine houses of the Crown Mines, in Botallack,near St. Just.

Trying to fit in a few routes in the evening meant we were fighting a rising tide - it seemed like some serious coasteering skills would be needed to reach the seaward face, where all the climbs were. It was a nice little crag, on good rock. Cherish lead two Severes, and Matt lead an enjoyable VS. It was extra spicey for whoever was belaying the last two routes as waves were threatening to wash the belay ledge as the tide rose ever higher!