Cornwall - AKA Transporterland!

Cornwall – AKA Transporterland!

What a difference a few miles make in the UK. From snow falling in Scotland to truly Mediterranean weather in Cornwall I was slapping myself on the back for committing to make the journey to deepest darkest South…….

Duncan and Joe have climbed in this area extensively so for me it was great to be in point and shoot mode which was super relaxing to make hardly any decision making and just enjoy some fine climbing. We climbed a bunch of routes from VS – E2 with the pick of the bunch being Thin Wall Special, Paragon and Commando Ridge. Once initiated with climbing on granite it becomes really, really enjoyable. For most part, routes at Bosigran seem very well protected as the rock is riddled with parallel cracks and lovely flakes (take a load of small cams and wires for the harder routes). Duncan and I also made a swift evening solo of Commando Ridge whilst Joe, having done it several times, was employed as cameraman.

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Joe on the steep groove of Paragon HVS,5a

Joe on the steep groove of Paragon HVS,5a

Duncan attacking the Ofwidth on Paragon HVS,5a

Duncan attacking the Ofwidth on Paragon HVS,5a

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Joe starting up Little Brown Jug VS,5a

Joe starting up Little Brown Jug VS,5a

Anvil Chorrus 4c crack - what a delight!

Anvil Chorrus 4c crack – what a delight!

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Three Stooges

Three Stooges

The most enjoyable way to climb Bosigran Ridge. No ropes or queues just great company

The most enjoyable way to climb Bosigran Ridge. No ropes or queues just great company

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Duncan making his pilgrimage

Duncan making his pilgrimage

Me, getting scared on Visions of Johanna E1,5b

Me, getting scared on Visions of Johanna E1,5b

Duncan cruising up Thin Wall Special E1,5b

Duncan cruising up Thin Wall Special E1,5b

It seems as though luck just isn’t with me at the moment though, as I became ill and had to return to Scotland prematurely before we actually got to our intended ‘Bosigran tick list!’ I think Cornwall may just become my permanent Easter break………