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Caswell Bay

Swansea, WALES

Climbs 71 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces SW

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

Access 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.

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Guidebooks
Gower & South-East Wales (2004), Gower & SE Wales (1991), South Wales Mountaineering Club Wiki

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 FAR SOUTH SLAB  
2West SlabD 30
3FissureD 28
4White SlabHD 46
5CurveD 57
6Central FlakeD 42
7Direct (Far South Slab)HD 33
8Central CrackM 46
9Right CornerHVD 40
10Smooth SlabVS 4c 47
11Left Y CrackD 41
12Y WallD 30
 YELLOW FLECKED SLAB  
14West FissureVD 5
15Coloured SlabS *38
16Direct (Yellow Flecked Slab)VD *33
17Grooved SlabHD 15
18Curving CrackD 21
19LochD 8
20First CornerVD 6
21Second CornerVD 7
22Third CornerVD 5
23East EdgeVD 3
24Purple HazeVS 4b 9
25Sibling AreteE1 5b 5
26Once in a blue moonHVS 5a/b 1
 GREAT SLAB  
28What NotVD 28
29plasticene dinosaurE1 5b 4
30Nat NotVS 4c **13
31Bridge Over Troubled WatersE3 6a  
32Great SlabHS 4b 45
33Right EdgeVS 4b *14
34Mac the KnifeVS 4b 1
35Frantic CornerE4 6a  
36Antic CornerE1 5b 3
37El Condor PasaE3 6b  
 Climb nameGradex
38shufflebottom crackHVS 5a 4
39Great GullyM 3
40Why NotS 4
41Flake VariationHD 8
42Main CrackD 24
43The ScoopS 26
44Direct (Yellow Raised Slab)HS 4a 2
45Right Edge (Yellow Raised Slab)S 2
46ColoradoE4 5c  
47When Dildos ruled the earthHVS 5b 1
48Down on the FarmHVS 5b * 
49Crystal Wall (sit start out of the cave) *f6A *7
50Super Arete *V5 6a *5
51A Line just to the right *V1 1
52One move wonder on the small block *V2 2
53Wave cut wonder *V2 2
54Sit start at the pedestal crimp *V3 2
55The arete *V1 2
56Chip off the old block *V2 4
57It gets harder here *V2 1
58Finding friction *V2 3
59Up the arrete *V1 1
60A line on the left (crystal wall) *V0 5
61A line up the middle (crystal wall) *V2 4
62Enormous flat topped hold and onward *V0 3
63A Line just to the right (the wave) *V2 4
64The Wave 5 *V3 3
65Two three finger pockets (The wave) *V3 4
66The Niche (the wave *V2 3
67Crimpy Overhanging Stuff (The Wave) *V2 2
68The Scoop (The Square Block) *V2 3
69Mid height traverse, Crystal wall *f6B 2
70Poached Joe *V4 2
71Direct *HD 6
72Direct 2 *VD *1
73Black Slab *VS 4c 5
74Kiss the Sky *VS 4a 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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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