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Cornish Head - 5.10b

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Steve Garvey, Paul Wharton, 1987
Rock (Trad)
Thin pro to 3 inches.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


A few feet left of The Last Resort is a hollow flake. Climb this to the top, then step left and climb the face up and left to a dike. Follow the dike to its end and move right to a right facing corner and climb this to its top. Step left and up past a fixed pin to a small overlap. Climb the short face above to a grassy ledge. This is a full 50 meter rope length, so bring an extra rope for the rappell.

Submitted by: polarwid on 2003-02-24
Last Modified: 2010-09-14
Views: 368
Route ID: 32706

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Paul_W on 1987-06-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Notes on FA

A very enjoyable route. Well worth the hike up. The slab at the top has some small knobs to assist progress, not quite big enough to be called "chicken heads." Hence the name.

Added: 2010-10-04