Bowen's Parlour

Climbs 40 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 8m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features

An excellent new sports venue with a mix of grades. The upper crag is non-tidal and gives steep climbing on compact rock, like a miniature version of Foxhole.

The lower crag is accessible for about 2 hours either side of low tide and dries quickly, providing steep climbing on generally good holds and perfect rock. The whole place is a sheltered suntrap in winter, with very little seepage, and in summer the sun moves across crags, so you can climb in sun or shade.

Approach notes

Approach: From the NT car park at Southgate walk east along the road as far as Bosco

Access notes

Approach: From the NT car park at Southgate walk east along the road as far as Bosco’s Lane, then out to the headland with the wooden bench. Bear left, facing out to sea, and follow a vague track under a small outcrop then back round to the right past a gaping hole. The crag lies in the small embayment below you, and can be accessed down the steep slope to the west, though a safer approach is to walk a

little further and down the next grassy slope, then work back to the crag.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Gower Rock (2012), South Wales Mountaineering Club Wiki

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2Bull Fighter7b+ **4
3Rush Hour7b+ 2
4Prawn Star6b+ *2
5Prawnsite6b *4
6Hard Prawn6c+ *1
7Soft Prawn6a+ *4
8For King Trad PrawnE1 5a * 
9Prawn Cock Tale6a 4
10Teen PrawnS 4a  
12Prawn BallsHVS 5a * 
13Young's Modulus *6b 1
14Rudaceous Ramble6a+ *56
15Breccial Motion6b+ *36
16Parlour Games7a+ **32
17Spider6b+ *24
18Fly6b *23
19Still Nifty at Fifty7a+ *3
20Parlour Francaise7c * 
21When I'm 647a+ **22
22Aspidistra6b *17
23Maud6b 15
25All Of A Quiver6a *37
26Bowen Arrow6a *43
27Reaction Series6b *35
28Bowen to the Inevitable6a **59
29Parlour Vous le Sport6a+ **42
30Feud for Thought6b **28
31Gentlemen Prefer Bolts6c+ *19
32Gentlemans Relish6a *19
33Gentleman's Retreat6a *8
35Wisdom of Age5a 45
36Sallies of Youth5c 52
37Where's Me Boots *HS 4b 3
38Best Be Quick *HS 4b 3
40Pegasus7c ***6
41Orion7b **8
42The Curse Of Bristol *M 1
43The Long Ashton Spoiler *S 1
44Disgusted of Shepton Mallett *VS 4c 1
45Back To The Eighties *HS 4b 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
Dear free lunch provider. The derogatory term 'Budgie hugger' for people (including climbers) who actually love nature as well as climbing is not actually very helpful!!. There is no ban as the nesting birds are not choughs
chris wyatt - 12/Jul/14
seen a post on SWMC wikki about a nesting budgie ban in the cave bla bla "landward". Does this mean the budgie huggers are ok with climbing in the sea zawn as even peregrines aren't dull enough to nest underwater????
freelunchprovider - 16/May/14
The bench in the approach no longer exists. To find the crag, head downhill from the second hillock from the car park.
richardr - 25/Sep/12