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

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.

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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2West SlabD 33
3FissureD 29
4White SlabHD 50
5CurveD 60
6Central FlakeD 44
7Direct (Far South Slab)HD 41
8Central CrackM 50
9Right CornerHVD 42
10Smooth SlabVS 4c 48
11Left Y CrackD 43
12Y WallD 32
14West FissureVD 5
15Coloured SlabS *46
16Direct (Yellow Flecked Slab)VD *40
17Grooved SlabHD 22
18Curving CrackD 25
19LochD 10
20First CornerVD 9
21Second CornerVD 8
22Third CornerVD 5
23East EdgeVD 5
24Purple HazeVS 4b 10
25Sibling AreteE1 5b 6
26Once in a blue moonHVS 5a/b 1
28What NotVD 29
29plasticene dinosaurE1 5b 5
30Nat NotVS 4c **19
31Bridge Over Troubled WatersE3 6a  
32Great SlabHS 4b 52
33Right EdgeVS 4b *17
34Mac the KnifeVS 4b 1
35Frantic CornerE4 6a  
36Antic CornerE1 5b 4
37El Condor PasaE3 6b  
* 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