Caswell Bay

Climbs 73 – 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.

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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
2West SlabD
4White SlabHD
6Central FlakeD
7Direct (Far South Slab)HD
8Central CrackM
9Right CornerHVD
10Smooth SlabVS 4c
11Left Y CrackD
12Y WallD
14West FissureVD
15Coloured SlabS *
16Direct (Yellow Flecked Slab)VD *
17Grooved SlabHD
18Curving CrackD
20First CornerVD
21Second CornerVD
22Third CornerVD
23East EdgeVD
24Purple HazeVS 4b
25Sibling AreteE1 5b
26Once in a blue moonHVS 5a/b
28What NotVD
29plasticene dinosaurE1 5b
30Nat NotVS 4c **
31Bridge Over Troubled WatersE3 6a
32Great SlabHS 4b
33Right EdgeVS 4b *
34Mac the KnifeVS 4b
35Frantic CornerE4 6a
36Antic CornerE1 5b
37El Condor PasaE3 6b
38shufflebottom crackHVS 5a
* 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!
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