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Bowen's Parlour

Swansea, WALES

Climbs 22 – 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.

Weather forecast

 Today  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu 

0.0mm rain
Sun
10 °C
17 kph

5.9mm rain
Mainly cloudy
14 °C
28 kph

8.1mm rain
Sunny periods
11 °C
21 kph

2.2mm rain
Cloudy
12 °C
20 kph

0.8mm rain
Sun
10 °C
19 kph
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Guidebooks
Gower Rock (2012), South Wales Mountaineering Club Wiki

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
 UPPER CRAG  
2Rudaceous Ramble6a+ 45
3Breccial Motion6b+ *29
4Parlour Games7a+ **24
5Spider6b+ *21
6Fly6b *18
7Parlour Francaise7c * 
8When I'm 647a+ ***16
9Aspidistra6b 14
10Maud6b 12
 LOWER CRAG  
12All Of A Quiver6a *29
13Bowen Arrow6a 35
 Climb nameGradex
14Reaction Series6b **22
15Bowen to the Inevitable6a **47
16Parlour Vous le Sport6a+ **38
17Feud for Thought6b **23
18Gentlemen Prefer Bolts6c *18
19Gentlemans Relish6a 15
20Gentleman's Retreat6a+ *8
 MORNING WALL  
22Wisdom of Age5 42
23Sallies of Youth5+ 46
24Where's Me Boots *HS 4b 2
25Best Be Quick *HS 4b 2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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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.

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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