Climbs 214
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 2m a.s.l
Faces S

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Crag features

There are two sections of cliffs. The tidal island itself, which has some sections of good rock on the South face and Swanbridge, on the mainland side, a little further East than the East end of the island itself. 

The crag was visited by Phill Thomas, Andy Sharp and others in the early 1970s but no records of ascents were kept - most of the obvious routes will have been climbed then, so if you have first ascent information, or have done the routes before 2010, please claim and name and they will be adjusted so. The bouldering is new.

It is mostly a bouldering spot with a mix of rock types, both soft red sandstone and hard grey limestone. The bouldering is on the limestone with occasional use of the sandstone for footholds.

Swanbridge itself is sea-washed about an hour either side of higher high tides only. It consists of an excellent bench of very sharp crystalline rock with some good long traverses and a 15ft slab off to the East. It is accessed by walking East along slabs from Swanbridge beach. The bouldering keeps strictly off the red sandsone band for footholds unless specifically mentioned.



Approach notes

Sully Island is accessed via a natural tidal causeway, which disappears extremely quickly once the tide starts to rise. Visitors should check the tide times carefully, bearing in mind that it takes about 15 minutes to cross back to the mainland. Usually a safe window is about 2.5 hours either side of low. From the Penarth to Sully road, turn down the Swanbridge road sign posted to the Captain's Wife and park there to access the beach.


No guides found for this crag

Impression of some easier problems from 2012 :
joepremier - 29/Oct/14
This is a nice crag. Revidi is a great traverse. Well worth a look
fyfee8a - 18/Jul/14
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Sully Island 
 Union Barons 
4Cerith's VeinD 2
5Arthur Scargillf5 2
6Hugh Scanlonf6A *1
7Jack Jonesf6C *1
8Jimmy Knappf6A+ *1
 Viscount Stansgate 
10Post Office Towerf5 *1
 Barbara Castle 
12Breathalyserf3+ 1
13Motorway Speed Limitf4 1
14Jack Strawf5+ *1
15In Place Of Strifef5 1
16Jeremy Corbynf4 1
 Dennis Healey 
18Savaged By A Dead SheepV1 1
19Joe's Arete
f5+ 1
20TR-2f5+ 1
21Practical Old BruiserV1 1
22Joe's Rooff6A *1
 Froggatt Ledge 
24Clown's EliminateS 1
25Hot ChivesVS 5a **1
26The Sully Jokef5+ *1
27Spartacus Ring Your Mother!f5+ *1
28Blow JestVD 1
29Benign ChivesHD *1
30Sole DoubtVD 1
31NarcissicistVD 1
32Downhill Razorf4+ 1
 Joe's Garage 
34Joe's Garage Act IV0- *1
35Joe's Garage Act IIV0- 1
36Joe's Garage Act IIIV0+ *1
 Cerith's Boulder 
38Does The Pope Slab In The Woods?f4 1
39He Came, He Saw, He Slabbed In The Woodsf5 4
40Are Bears Catholic?f5+ 1
 Flying Crag 
42Russell's TeapotHS 5b *1
43Russell Grant's TeapotVD 1
44Martian Crocker's Flying CircusVS 5b *1
45Don't Fear The Rhi-ferE1 5c *1
46Rhi Per Bahnf4+  
47Rhi-naissanceVS 4c **1
 West End 
49Ministry Of Sully WalksS 4c 1
 The Parallel Egerton 
51I Wept For Alec Trenchf5 *1
52I Saved Jason Kingf5 *1
 Roy Of The Roaches 
54Brassieres In TimeVD *1
55Reset Portion Of Gallery 69HS 4a **1
56Recent Porking in Gallery of 69sS 1
57Eugene's AdzeVD 1
58Via Surfer RosaVD 1
59Val Qui RieS 1
60Slings Of UnreasonD *1
61A Fistful Of Chris' StoolsD 1
62Duog!VD 1
 Chee Dale Mk II 
646.9 Pounds OverweightHVD 1
65The Sea Has A 5p SurchargeVD *1
66Stone The RoachS 1
67Put Nicola Sturgeon Back In Her CupboardHS 4a 1
68Chee Tor Girdle Traverse IIIHS 4b 1
69Cistern MalfunctionS *1
70Daylight SnobberyVD 1
71Floored By The Piesf6A *1
72The Okraf3+ 1
73Golden Bilef4+ 1
74Whales Of The Riverbankf5 1
75Incremental Alabasterf5 *1
76Darl Pitch 3f4 1
77Battered By Water Wingsf3 1
78Naive And Sentimental Scrubberf6A+ *1
79General ImpertinenceD 1
80Major InsoucianceM 1
81Lethal Dozef5 1
82Lies Of A Sticklebackf4 1
83Tenth LifeD 1
84Seven Tons Overweightf4 *1
86CarpentryS *1
87PedwarM 1
88GravelM 1
89Pet WaspM 1
90Uncle DenzilD 1
91Second Most Famous Living Welsh PoetVD *1
92SiadwellS *1
 The Queen Of Wales 
94Kirk Spartacus Jonesf4 *2
95Catherine Spartacus Jonesf5 **2
96Michael Spartacus Jonesf4+ *2
97Eugene Traverse-Jonesf4+ *2
 Howard Marks 
99Gamma Gamma Gamma Gamma Gamma Chameleon5b *2
100Hamilton McMillanf6A *1
101Donald Nicef6B 1
102Howard Marksf4 1
103Rho Rho Rho Your Boatf4 *2
 Pub Quiz 
105Frank Hovisf5 1
106Sophia Gardensf5+ *1
 Donkey Hotey 
108Facts Are The Enemy Of Truthf6B *1
110Geraint Pillockf5+ *1
111Mrs Hideousf6A *1
112Hugh PughS 4b 1
113Kenny TwattHS 4a 1
114Barry WelshD 1
116Grumbly And District Choral SocietyHVS 5c 1
117Ivor The EngineVD 2
118Jones The SteamVD *1
119Idris The DragonHVD 1
120Dai StationHVD 1
1222St8 The Obviousf5 1
123Look At the St8 of Uf4 1
124G8s of DeliriumV0- 1
125Over w8 And Out of d8M 1
126Llwelyn The Gr8D 1
127I H8s You FastbackD 1
128Battle Of The River Pl8f5 *1
130The 1990 Problemf5+ *1
131Shadowing The Deutschemarkf5 1
132Security Council Resolution 678f3+ 1
 Hibernia Boulder 
134Ad Hiberniam Non Veniamf6A *1
135Ad Hiberniam Mihi Venendumf5+ 1
 Reveni Boulder 
137Esse Vel EsseneD 2
138Eram Quod Es, Eris Quod Sumf4 2
139Es Quod Esf4+ *3
140Esne Es Quod Sitf4 1
141Dai Iactus EstV2 3
142Backblock Traversef6B 5
143Autem Et Superf6B+ *1
144Backblock Aretef6A *8
145Ut Mihi Non Tenuesf7A *1
146Ut Mihi Non Tenues (Hanging Start)f7A+ *1
147Maledixif7A *1
148Maledictisf7A+ *1
149Ava Repensf7A *1
150Ava Scandens7c+ **1
151Nemo me impecunia lacessitV2 4
152Per Otium, Progressus SumV3 *5
153Implicari!V4 *4
154Canis malus iterum fugit!6b+ *12
155Puella Maior Minorem Vorat7a+ *1
156What's Weetabix in Latin?V0 5
157Caeci ErantV2 3
158Beati Silures Quibus Bibere Vivere Est7c ***5
159Maledicti Ordovices Quibus Respirare Praequeri Est7c **1
160Brigantes into Recessi7b **1
161Brigantes Into Revidi7b+ **1
162Revidi, Reveni, Revici7b+ **13
163Horum Omnium Fortissimi Sunt Brigantes (easy version)7c **1
164Horum Omnium Fortissimi Sunt Brigantes7c+ ***1
165Septentrio Maestus Est7c+ **1
166Omnes Trans Omnia8a **2
167Veni, Vidi, Recessi7a+ *12
168Silures Saltant Sobri Necf5+ *1
169Non Fluctuat, Nec Mergitur Hicf3+ 2
170Semper Idem Nonnumquam, Vidisnef6A+ 2
171Ystradgynlais Delendum Estf3 2
 Catatonia Wall 
173Things Are Getting StrangeD 4
174I'm Starting To WorryHD 2
175This Could Be A CaseVD 1
176For Mulder And Sully!S *1
177Road RageVS 5a *1
178When Barry Met SullyD 1
180Matt's Route 2HVS 5b *1
181Matt's Route 1HVS 5b *1
182Where Eagles AberdareE2 5b *1
 Merthyr She Wrote 
184Jape Of The Furry CountryVS 5a 1
185The Pandy ClockHVS 5a *2
186Crawshay's CastleE1 5b *2
187Merthyr On The Orient ExpressVD *1
188Dowlais FlopVS 5a *2
189Breakoutf5 *3
190Take Her Up The BlorengeVS 5a 1
191Breakawayf6A *3
192Call Canute!E1 5a 1
 Twin Town Sector 
194He Wanted To Be Buried At Sea, See?S 4a *1
195Who?S 4a 1
196FattyM 1
197He Wanted To Be Buried At Sea!S 1
198Good Old Boy, FattyVD 1
199Nice Pot Of Sticky-StickyVS 4c 1
200Get Yer Own Fucking Glue!VS 4c *1
202Country SongHS 4c 1
203Moving In WithVS 4c *1
204Mad CyrilVS 4c *1
205Fat Lady WrestlersVS 4c *1
206PerformanceVS 4c 1
207Brain DeadVS 5a 1
208Lazyitisf6A **1
209RH Start to Lazyitis (needs a name)f6B+  
 Plinth Boulder 
211Beware The IDS Of March!f6A+ *1
212The Panama Papersf6B *1
 The Red Zone 
214Captain Hookf6B+ *1
 East End 
216She Was A Girl From Birminghamf5+ 1
 1914 Bench 
219Haelen Bridgef7A *4
220Yser7c **3
221Race To The Sea7c+ ***1
222CharleroiV4+ *4
223The Marne7b *3
224The Retreat From Mons7b *6
225The Aisne7b+ **2
226Le Cateau7a+ *12
227Smith-DorrienV3 *11
228Enola Gay7b+ *1
229Fat Man7c **2
230Window Lickers Of The World Unite And Take Over7c **1
231The Strange Death Of Liberal England7c+ **1
232Bockscar7b *2
233Little BoyV4 3
234Roux De Sullyf6A+ 1
235Rue de SullyV3 *2
236Second Septermberprogramm For Junckerf6C *1
237Petit-Croixf6C *1
238Monsf5 5
239With General French7a+ *2
240One Way Ticket To Troisvierges Stationf6B+ *1
241Sully CatV2 2
242First YpresV3 2
243UnamedV2 *3
244PanthersprungV2 4
 Slabs Area 
246Sully AreteV0- 10
247Sully View Slabf5 **14
248Sully BuggersV1 *5
249Sully BullyV0+ 3
250Far Too SullyV2 4

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