CLIMBING IN CORNWALL
Variety is the spice of life, and in climbing terms, Cornwall offers lots of variety, all on magnificent rock - big climbs, little climbs, easy climbs, hard climbs, inland crags, sea cliffs, granite, killas, greenstone, amphibolite, pillow lava, culm.
Jutting as it does, out into the Atlantic, Cornwall is also blessed with having the mildest and sunniest climate in the United Kingdom. This can make climbing on some south-facing cliffs almost unbearable on some summer days, yet winters here are amongst the warmest in the country, meaning that you can be climbing in the sun, in t-shirts, in January! However, we do occasionally get wet stuff coming down from the sky (Liquid Sunshine), but using local knowledge and experience, it is usually possible to find dry rock, even on the wettest days. In fact it can be raining at the Carn Galver (Bosigran) car park, yet dry on the cliff, just a quarter of a mile away.