Cornwall Rocks (and La Frowda)


14/07/2017 - 23/07/2017    
7:30 am


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A whole week on the cliffs in Cornwall!

The Rock

To put it simply, it’s absolutely gorgeous! And we have a whole week… but you can come for which ever days suit you. There are an almost endless amount of sea cliffs to choose from, we are spoilt for choice in the area, for all levels of experience and skill.


We are staying at a campsite near the coast and just outside the beautiful, small town of St Just. Booking for the campsite is per pitch and we have 28 pitches, so as long as we fit into that space, it works. We’ve estimated 65 people.

Payment for the camping is arranged with the campsite on arrival. We shall set up a facebook group nearer the time so that we can all work out who has tents / who needs a place in a tent etc… This will also be a good place to arrange lifts both ways for people coming and going at the same time.

As always, please be considerate for other campers regarding noise and general consideration.

Trevaylor Campsite, Botallack, TR19 7PU

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La Frowda Festival

On the first Saturday of the meet, as many of you will know, the local town holds a rather extra ordinary festival with a precession throughout the day, which gets burnt at night. This is all accompanied by much drinking, dancing, music and merriment. 

Environmental Considerations

Cornwall is a beautiful area that has changed slowly if at all, even along it’s roads there is a profusion of wild flowers. Just under half the cliffs are owned by the national trust, who have to attempt the tricky balance of conserving them whilst maintaining recreational use. A lot of the Penwith coastline has been designated as SSSI. Lichens give the rocks their gold green and black colours, they take many years to grow, and where many climbers have passed before you, the parts of the rock you need to use are likely to be already clean, so please avoid further damage, as one careless move could leave a mark for decades.

Please place Ab ropes in the spots requested by the guide books to avoid additional damage to cliff tops

Please avoid nesting birds, Seasonal nesting restrictions are rare in Cornwall, but the cliffs are home to many birds, having a Fulmar messing up your living room would not be fun, and we should respect them leave them to nest in peace. If you see a nest with a chick you may scare it into jumping off, and just like us it’s unlikely to survive the fall.

Please take care not to damage the cliff tops, growing numbers of climbers can cause significant damage and this could jeopardize the access agreements that we enjoy.

BMC Participation Statement:

In order to be covered by BMC insurance, all meet attendees must read and understand the BMC Participation Statement:

“The BMC recognises that climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.”


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