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Three Cliffs Bay

Swansea, WALES

Climbs 41 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces S

Crag features
Very popular with beginners and clubs. Easy-angled slabs up to 25m high including two great ***VS routes, Scavenger (4b) and Arch Slab (4c). There is an E4 6a too, but it stands alone among easier routes. (There's nothing in the grades between the lone HVS - which is very short and easy at HVS 4c - and that E4.) Some routes polished at start.

Access notes
Tidal. The sea comes in very fast: don't get caught at the bottom. Approach from the campsite down across the bay. Miscalculating the tide will mean wet trousers, at best.

Weather forecast

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0.5mm rain
Sunny periods
17 °C
21 kph

2.3mm rain
Cloudy
13 °C
18 kph

0.0mm rain
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15 °C
14 kph

1.3mm rain
Cloudy
16 °C
31 kph

11.7mm rain
Sunny periods
15 °C
34 kph
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Guidebooks
Gower Rock (2012), Gower & South-East Wales (2004), Gower & SE Wales (1991)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Left CrackM 71
2Right Crack 1M 76
3Wall Climb ID 97
4Cleft ID 150
5Wall Climb IID 114
6Cleft IIVD 258
7Wall ClimbD 168
8Left Corner ID 210
9Initiation FlakeS 439
10Right Corner ID 117
11MeanderD 80
12BulgeVD 84
13Left Corner IID 111
14Piton RouteHS 14
15Inverted VHVS 4c *205
16Spouse CrackS 193
17Right Crack IIS 4a 38
18Quartz CornerHS 4b 144
19Joggled Wall - Left side variationVD 51
20Joggled WallVD 372
21Joggled Wall DirectHS 4a *426
 Climb nameGradex
22Left EdgeHS 4b 130
23PerseveranceHS 4b *449
24Right Corner IIM 99
25Arch SlabVS 4c **383
26Under Milk WoodVS 4a 134
27The StealE4 6a **4
28ScavengerVS 4c ***607
29Scavenger VariationsVS 4c 13
30HangelVS 4c 23
31Maze BulgeHVS 5a 1
32OctoberS 18
33Plumb LineD 161
34DisappointmentD *70
35CircumventionM 10
36ConsolationVD 41
37Traverse of the Three PinnaclesM *67
38The Battle of MidwayVS 5b 9
39Back BeatE3 5c 1
40Central Slab *S 1
41Left Corner *VD 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Went today. Glorious in the sunshine. Met the basset hound. Sat on my shoes, said hello to everyone then dug a hole and barked at it.
ColPerkins - 14/Aug/14

The basset hound is still at large. He came a dug a massive trench next to us and barked at it randomly. I've not attempted any of the climbs here but plan too this weekend.
jiib - 05/Aug/13

Last few times we went there a little Basset hound that must live near the beach and roams around all day following people around. Name's Bettsy and seems a bit scavengerish, TIP: put your bags etc about 10 meters out from the face. when the tide gets close get down and out this'll give you time another is don't leave food open at the bottom or it won't be there when you get down courtesy of Bettsy... peace out
Obvian - 08/Mar/07

we climbed and abseiled all three. they go in stages of hardness. i've never done hvs before but i shot up it, it was great but quite hard. TIP: use your toes and don't rely on your hands to much its your feet you use more. TIP: be careful like you always should be TIP: concentrate
terri-louise - 24/Oct/03

I have some great memories of this wonerfull place, scavanger was my first lead climb, shame I never manage to the hardest route inside the cave. maybe one day!?
becci - 27/Feb/03