Carn Gloose & Zawn Duel


Zawn Duel faces north, whilst Carn Gloose faces west. Zawn Duel offers some awesome routes in the higher grades, while Carn Gloose features Astral Stroll (E1 5b) - Cornwall's answer to Dream of White Horses and highly recommended. Single and multi-pitch routes up to 220ft.

Crag information
Climbing Area: South West & Southern Rock Type: Slate
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 24
Within National Park: No Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SW429383

Tidal in Zawn Duel, non-tidal on the W face of Carn Gloose, but beware swells on Astral Stroll!

Restrictions apply from 26 March - 30 June.

Reason: Nesting Birds

A restriction is in place for nesting choughs covering Zawn Duel only.

Parking and Approach

From the Gurnards Head Hotel (B3306) as for Gurnards Head, and then W from the headland of that cliff to the summit of Carn Gloose.Zawn Duel - abseil. Carn Gloose - scramble down. Zawn Duel should be avoided during the nesting season.

CRoW Information

Open access land, designated under the Countryside & Rights of Way Act (2000) give area access rather than linear access as provided by public rights of way. It also gives a legal right of access specifically for climbing, as well as walking and other quiet recreation on foot.

Please bear in mind however that the landowner still has the right to restrict access for up to 28 days per year (often used on public safety grounds for shooting in moorland areas), and can also apply for longer term restrictions with Natural England (such as bans on dogs, or regular restrictions during particular times of year). It is important to check for these restrictions regularly as they can be added at short notice – all details for open access land in England can be found on Natural England’s website.  

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