Climbs 175
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. 

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 window is about 2.5 hours either side of low. The crag was visited by SWMC and others in the 1970s but no records of ascents are known - 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 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

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 
 Viscount Stansgate 
4Post Office Towerf5 *1
 Barbara Castle 
6Breathalyserf3+ 1
7Motorway Speed Limitf4 1
8In Place Of Strifef5 1
 Dennis Healey 
10Savaged By A Dead SheepV1 1
11Joe's Arete
f5+ 1
12TR-2f5+ 1
13Practical Old BruiserV1 1
14Joe's Rooff6A *1
 Froggatt Ledge 
16The Sully Jokef5+ *1
17Spartacus Ring Your Mother!f5+ *1
18Blow JestVD 1
19Benign ChivesHD *1
20Sole DoubtVD 1
21NarcissicistVD 1
22Downhill Razorf4+ 1
 Joe's Garage 
24Joe's Garage Act IV0- *1
25Joe's Garage Act IIV0- 1
26Joe's Garage Act IIIV0+ *1
 Flying Crag 
28Russell's TeapotHS 5b *1
29Russell Grant's TeapotVD 1
30Martian Crocker's Flying CircusVS 5b *1
31Don't Fear The Rhi-ferE1 5c *1
32Rhi-naissanceVS 4c **1
 West End 
34Ministry Of Sully WalksS 4c 1
 The Parallel Egerton 
36I Wept For Alec Trenchf5 *1
37I Saved Jason Kingf5 *1
 Roy Of The Roaches 
39Brassieres In TimeVD *1
40Reset Portion Of Gallery 69HS 4a **1
41Recent Porking in Gallery of 69sS 1
42Eugene's AdzeVD 1
43Via Surfer RosaVD 1
44Val Qui RieS 1
45Slings Of UnreasonD *1
46A Fistful Of Chris' StoolsD 1
47Duog!VD 1
 Chee Dale Mk II 
496.9 Pounds OverweightHVD 1
50The Sea Has A 5p SurchargeVD *1
51Stone The RoachS 1
52Put Nicola Sturgeon Back In Her CupboardHS 4a 1
53Chee Tor Girdle Traverse IIIHS 4b 1
54Cistern MalfunctionS *1
55Daylight SnobberyVD 1
56Floored By The Piesf6A *1
57The Okraf3+ 1
58Golden Bilef4+ 1
59Whales Of The Riverbankf5 1
60Incremental Alabasterf5 *1
61Darl Pitch 3f4 1
62Battered By Water Wingsf3 1
63General ImpertinenceD 1
64Major InsoucianceM 1
65Lethal Dozef5 1
66Lies Of A Sticklebackf4 1
67Tenth LifeD 1
69CarpentryS *1
70PedwarM 1
71GravelM 1
72Pet WaspM 1
73Uncle DenzilD 1
74Second Most Famous Living Welsh PoetVD *1
75SiadwellS *1
 The Queen Of Wales 
77Kirk Spartacus Jonesf4 *1
78Catherine Spartacus Jonesf5 **1
79Michael Spartacus Jonesf4+ *1
80Eugene Traverse-Jonesf4+ *1
 Howard Marks 
82Howard Marksf4 1
 Pub Quiz 
84Frank Hovisf5 1
85Sophia Gardensf5+ *1
 Donkey Hotey 
87Facts Are The Enemy Of Truthf6B *1
89Geraint Pillockf5+ *1
90Mrs Hideousf6A *1
91Hugh PughS 4b 1
92Cecil TwattHS 4a 1
93Barry WelshD 1
95Grumbley And District Choral SocietyHVS 5c 1
96Ivor The EngineVD 2
97Jones The SteamVD *1
98Idris The DragonHVD 1
99Dai StationHVD 1
1012St8 The Obviousf5 1
102Look At the St8 of Uf4 1
103G8s of DeliriumV0- 1
104Over w8 And Out of d8M 1
105Llwelyn The Gr8D 1
106I H8s You FastbackD 1
107Battle Of The River Pl8f5 *1
109The 1990 Problemf5+ *1
110Shadowing The Deutschemarkf5 1
111Security Council Resolution 678f3+ 1
 Hibernia Boulder 
113Ad Hiberniam Non Veniamf6A *1
 Reveni Boulder 
115Esse Vel EsseneD 2
116Eram Quod Es, Eris Quod Sumf4 2
117Es Quod Esf4+ *3
118Esne Es Quod Sitf4 1
119Dai Iactus EstV2 2
120Backblock Traversef6B 5
121Backblock Aretef6A *7
122Maledixif7A+ *1
123Nemo me impecunia lacessitV2 4
124Per Otium, Progressus SumV3 *5
125Implicari!V4 *4
126Canis malus iterum fugit!6b+ *11
127Puella Maior Minorem Vorat7a+ *1
128What's Weetabix in Latin?V0 4
129Caeci ErantV2 3
130Beati Silures Quibus Bibere Vivere Est7c ***5
131Maledicti Ordovices Quibus Respirare Praequeri Est7c **1
132Brigantes into Recessi7b **1
133Brigantes Into Revidi7b+ **1
134Revidi, Reveni, Revici7b+ **11
135Horum Omnium Fortissimi Sunt Brigantes (easy version)7c **1
136Horum Fortissimi Sunt Brigantes7c+ ***1
137Veni, Vidi, Recessi7a+ *12
138Silures Saltant Sobri Necf5+ *1
139Non Fluctuat, Nec Mergitur Hicf3+ 2
140Semper Idem Nonnumquam, Vidisnef6A+ 2
141Ystradgynlais Delendum Estf3 2
 Catatonia Wall 
143Things Are Getting StrangeD 4
144I'm Starting To WorryHD 2
145This Could Be A CaseVD 1
146For Mulder And Sully!S *1
147Road RageVS 5a *1
148When Barry Met SullyD 1
150Where Eagles AberdareE2 5b *1
 Merthyr She Wrote 
152The Pandy ClockHVS 5a *2
153Crawshay's CastleE1 5b *2
154Merthyr On The Orient ExpressVD *1
155Dowlais FlopVS 5a *1
156Breakoutf5 *3
157Breakawayf6A *3
 Twin Town Sector 
159He Wanted To Be Buried At Sea, See?S 4a *1
160Who?S 4a 1
161FattyM 1
162He Wanted To Be Buried At Sea!S 1
163Good Old Boy, FattyVD 1
164Nice Pot Of Sticky-StickyVS 4c 1
165Get Yer Own Fucking Glue!VS 4c *1
167Country SongHS 4c 1
168Moving In WithVS 4c *1
169Mad CyrilVS 4c *1
170Fat Lady WrestlersVS 4c *1
171PerformanceVS 4c 1
172Brain DeadVS 5a 1
173Lazyitisf6A **1
174RH Start to Lazyitis (needs a name)f6B+  
 Plinth Boulder 
176Beware The IDS Of March!f6A+ *1
177The Panama Papersf6B *1
 East End 
179She Was A Girl From Birminghamf5+ 1
 1914 Bench 
182Haelen Bridgef7A *3
183Yser7c **2
184Race To The Sea7c+ ***1
185CharleroiV4+ *3
186The Marne7b *3
187The Retreat From Mons7b *6
188The Aisne7b+ **2
189Le Cateau7a+ *10
190Smith-DorrienV3 *10
191Enola Gay7b+ *1
192Fat Man7c **2
193Bockscar7b *2
194Little BoyV4 3
195Roux De Sullyf6A+ 1
196Rue de SullyV3 *2
197Monsf5 5
198With General French7a+ *2
199Sully CatV2 2
200First YpresV3 2
201UnamedV2 *3
202PanthersprungV2 3
 Slabs Area 
204Sully AreteV0- 10
205Sully View Slabf5 **14
206Sully BuggersV1 *5
207Sully BullyV0+ 3
208Far Too SullyV2 4

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