With the Rockaroundtheworld team stuck on these shores for the time being, and a raid north of the border currently off limits, Cornwall was the obvious place to stretch our post-lockdown wings. Sea, sun, perfect rock and pasties – who needs the Costa Blanca? Jim and Claire were equally keen for a foray beyond the confines of the Peak so we just had to dial “the most westerly point in Britain” into the sat nav and off we go!
Checked in to the campsite at Trevedra Farm (two miles from Land’s End)
… and then it’s time to head for Bosy: the perfect start point to reacquaint ourselves with the delights of West Penwith climbing – no abseil commitment or wave washed ledges, but fabulous Atlantic scenery and a sheltered aspect from the prevailing easterly (spoiler alert: the rest of this week’s posts will be from the lee of a west-facing crag or a similarly sheltered pub garden – it’s set to keep up a continuous 40mph battering for the foreseeable future!)
Little Brown Jug would make it onto many “Top 10 VSs in Britain” lists, and for good reason.
The top pitch features the eponymous hold followed by a seriously steep layback up the final headwall in a magnificent position!
Just next door is LBJ’s sister route: Anvil Chorus. A worthy companion with equally great climbing and a well-positioned top pitch. A steady start up a flakey wall and cracked corner
… leads to a wander left to reach the main corner (which somewhat spoils the aesthetic but does plonk you beneath a really impressive pitch!
The traverse out right beneath the rooves is nowhere near as improbable as it looks, but there’s no shortage of exposure as you crank up the arete on the edge of all things.
A couple of pints in The Tinners at Zennor served to quench the thirst and cap a fine day