Rock Climbing in Cornwall

Rock Climbing in Cornwall

West Cornwall has some truly spectacular rock climbing opportunities, drawing climbers from all over the UK, and beyond, to climb the pristine granite sea cliffs. Here at Kernow Coasteering we love our rock climbing, and would love the opportunity to take you out and introduce you to this exciting and challenging sport. And all in some stunning locations that will take your breath away, and that's before you even get off the ground! Whether you are a total novice, or maybe have climbed indoors and are looking for your first rock climb outside, or whether you have experience and are looking to improve, we can tailor a rock climbing package to suit you.

First Ascents

If this will be your first rock climbing experience, we will get you climbing some routes as quickly as possible. As well as leanring some basic rope skills and fundamentals of climbing technique, you'll get the chance to climb several routes, some of which are considered classic climbs by the climbing community. We can choose routes to suit your ability and level of confidence, from the very easy, to the devilishly hard! Your first climbs will be done using a method called 'top-roping' which enables us to climb multilple routes quickly, and as safely as possible. In addition to climbing yourself, you will get the chance to safeguard your friends by belaying, or securing their rope, to prevent them from falling. Climbing is great for building trust! If you choose to climb for a full day, as well as getting in as much climbing as possible, you will be able to try your hand at abseiling- another thrilling way to enjoy the cliffs. You will learn the basics on some easy-angled ground before trying the real thing!


Like all our activities, Kernow Coasteering takes the safety of its rock climbing clients very seriously. You will always be with an instructor who holds NGB qualifications, such as the Single Pitch Award, as well as a valid First Aid certificate. Our instructors are dedicated climbers, who spend their free time climbing for their own pleasure, and they have extensive local knowledge of all the routes on the crags we use. You can climb in confidence, knowing we've got your back at all times!

Climbing is a great activity for children, and our minimum age for rock climbing is 5 years old.