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Three Cliffs Bay

Swansea, WALES

Climbs 39 – 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.

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Gower Rock (2012), Gower & South-East Wales (2004), Gower & SE Wales (1991)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
1Left CrackM 67
2Right Crack 1M 72
3Wall Climb ID 83
4Cleft ID 125
5Wall Climb IID 100
6Cleft IIVD 224
7Wall ClimbD 159
8Left Corner ID 195
9Initiation FlakeS 405
10Right Corner ID 101
11MeanderD 71
12BulgeVD 79
13Left Corner IID 93
14Piton RouteHS 13
15Inverted VHVS 4c *196
16Spouse CrackS 180
17Right Crack IIS 4a 35
18Quartz CornerHS 4b 124
19Joggled Wall - Left side variationVD 46
20Joggled WallVD 338
 Climb nameGradex
21Joggled Wall DirectHS 4a *388
22Left EdgeHS 4b 118
23PerseveranceHS 4b *414
24Right Corner IIM 90
25Arch SlabVS 4c **353
26Under Milk WoodVS 4a 103
27The StealE4 6a **3
28ScavengerVS 4c ***565
29Scavenger VariationsVS 4c 12
30HangelVS 4c 23
31Maze BulgeHVS 5a 1
32OctoberS 17
33Plumb LineD 155
34DisappointmentD *64
35CircumventionM 9
36ConsolationVD 39
37Traverse of the Three PinnaclesM *63
38The Battle of MidwayVS 5b 9
39Back BeatE3 5c 1
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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.

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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