Easter 2014 – Cornwall


Berta climbing at Bosigran

Here’s a few pictures from the Easter trip to Cornwall taken by Philine. Report by Kirill.


Philine likes what she sees.

On Good Friday most people went to Bosigran, a wall of perfect granite with a lovely outlook. The weather was also perfect and everybody had a good day. Graham and I split from the rest of the group to visit Carn Gloose to savour the atmosphere and exposure of the Astral Stroll; and later on the same day – Great Zawn, where Graham led immaculate Desolation Row. Below is my logbook entry:

“Top quality technical climbing all the way! Possibly one or two 5c moves, but definitely lots of 5b. Graham led it very deliberately, taking about 2 hours. I got a little cold at the bottom and was still shaking quite violently at the arete move. Warmed up a bit after that. The jungle at the top between Graham’s belay and the abseil spike turned out to be harder, scarier and more unpleasant than anticipated.”


A party on top of the pinnacle.


Mladen is having a fight with the Terrier’s Tooth.


Graham on the direct start of the Bishop’s Rib

Saturday was another blue skies day. The Land’s End Long Climb was a fine expedition according to Dave, Alison, Berta and Emma. The rest of us went to Chair Ladder where we climbed number of quality routes, including Terrier’s Tooth, Flannel Avenue, Diocese and Bishop’s Rib among others.


Charles sets off on P2 of Diocese.


Sennen completely taken over by the 4C’s

The weather got slightly worse on Easter Sunday, but we still managed a few routes at Sennen Cove before the rain made us retreat to the nearest cafe to fill our faces with pasties and cream teas.


Everybody’s rushing to get their last climbs done before heading home at Dewerstone.

On Monday it was time to head home. We split the journey twice, stopping at Dewerstone for some more quality routes, followed by a curry in Chippenham. We arrived in Cambridge quite late after the long and successful trip.

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