Climbs 73
Rocktype Limestone

Faces SW

Super Arete © chris wyatt

Crag features

Pleasant and slabby, in easy reach of Swansea, 5 mins walk from the road, near Gower's busiest beach. Not the place to escape it all, perhaps. Routes up to 27m (including an E5), the best being Nat Not (VS 4c). There is good bouldering on the east side of the bay and on the lone boulder near the slabs

Approach notes

From Swansea go towards Mumbles, at the mini-roundabout in Mumbles (White Rose pub on the corner) turn right and head up the hill. At the top of the hill turn left at signs for Caswell Bay and follow the twisting road (B4593) to the Bay. Park in an obvious "pay or be fined" car park opposite the beach. The climbing is on a series of slabs on the west side of the bay. The most prominent of these is Great Slab, with an obvious through cave at the base. About 50m West is Yellow Flecked Slab and 50m further on is Far South Slab, bounded by a tapering triangular fissure at its West end.

Tidal: access feasible for three hours either side of low tide.

From Swansea head tw Mumbles: at the miniroundabout in Mumbles (White Rose pub) turn R and go up the hill. At the top turn L at signs for Caswell Bay, follow twisting road. Park in P&Display car park opposite beach. Take path W for a few minutes then down easy slabs and corners, or E at high tide.

Would like to say that although caswell is suited to lower grade climbers i would say that the setting up at the top is very hard on almost ALL of the slabs!
Sion - 02/Jan/07
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Far South Slab 
2West Slab
D 34
D 30
4White Slab
HD 51
D 61
6Central Flake
D 45
7Direct (Far South Slab)
HD 41
8Central Crack
M 51
9Right Corner
HVD 43
10Smooth Slab
VS 4c 49
11Left Y Crack
D 44
12Y Wall
D 33
 Yellow Flecked Slab 
14West Fissure
VD 5
15Coloured Slab
S *46
16Direct (Yellow Flecked Slab)
VD *40
17Grooved Slab
HD 22
18Curving CrackD 25
D 11
20First Corner
VD 9
21Second Corner
VD 8
22Third Corner
VD 5
23East Edge
VD 5
24Purple Haze
VS 4b 13
25Sibling Arete
E1 5b 9
26Once in a blue moonHVS 5a/b 1
 Great Slab 
28What Not
VD 32
29plasticene dinosaurE1 5b 8
30Nat Not
VS 4c **24
31Bridge Over Troubled Waters
E3 6a  
32Great Slab
HS 4b 57
33Right Edge
VS 4b *20
34Mac the Knife
VS 4b 1
35Frantic Corner
E4 6a  
36Antic Corner
E1 5b 4
37El Condor Pasa
E3 6b  
38shufflebottom crack
HVS 5a 5
39Great Gully
M 3
40Why NotS 4
41Flake Variation
HD 11
42Main Crack
D 26
43The Scoop
S 29
44Direct (Yellow Raised Slab)
HS 4a 4
45Right Edge (Yellow Raised Slab)
S 2
E4 5c  
47When Dildos ruled the earthHVS 5b 2
48Down on the FarmHVS 5b * 
49Crystal Wall (sit start out of the cave) *f6A *9
50Super Arete *V5 *5
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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