Tintagel

The island of Tintagel - purportedly the site of Camelot in Arthurian legend - is a formidable sight when viewed from the mainland, but for the climber it keeps its prime cliffs well hidden. In fact the business end of the island - the 'dolomitic wall' of High Cliff - can only be viewed in full from the sea. The routes included in this guidebook are the most popular on High Cliff, however this is a relative term as even the famous Il Duce sees very few ascents each year. All of the climbs are multi-pitch adventures that, for those capable of climbing them, will not disappoint. The routes are very serious and even though only a few metres from the normally tourist-packed summit of the island, the isolation of the climbs should not be underestimated.


Order Climb Buttress Stars Grade
1
Vagabond High Cliff 3 E4 5c
2
Il Duce High Cliff 3 E5 6a
3
King's Arete High Cliff 2 E4 5c

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