Climbs 157
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

66GravelM 1
67Pet WaspM 1
68Uncle DenzilD 1
69Second Most Famous Living Welsh PoetVD *1
70SiadwellS *1
 The Queen Of Wales 
72Kirk Spartacus Jonesf4 *1
73Catherine Spartacus Jonesf5 **1
74Michael Spartacus Jonesf4+ *1
75Eugene Traverse-Jonesf4+ *1
 Howard Marks 
77Howard Marksf4 1
 Pub Quiz 
79Frank Hovisf5 1
80Sophia Gardensf5+ *1
82Geraint Pillockf5+ *1
83Mrs Hideousf6A *1
84Hugh PughS 4b 1
85Cecil TwattHS 4a 1
86Barry WelshD 1
88Grumbley And District Choral SocietyHVS 5c 1
89Ivor The EngineVD 2
90Jones The SteamVD *1
91Idris The DragonHVD 1
92Dai StationHVD 1
942St8 The Obviousf5 1
95Look At the St8 of Uf4 1
96G8s of DeliriumV0- 1
97Over w8 And Out of d8M 1
98Llwelyn The Gr8D 1
99I H8s You FastbackD 1
101The 1990 Problemf5+ *1
102Shadowing The Deutschemarkf5 1
 Hibernia Boulder 
104Ad Hiberniam Non Veniamf6A *1
 Reveni Boulder 
106Esse Vel EsseneD 2
107Eram Quod Es, Eris Quod Sumf4 2
108Es Quod Esf4+ *3
109Esne Es Quod Sitf4 1
110Dai Iactus EstV2 2
111Backblock Traversef6B 5
112Backblock Aretef6A *7
113Maledixif7A+ *1
114Nemo me impecunia lacessitV2 4
115Per Otium, Progressus SumV3 *5
116Implicari!V4 *4
117Canis malus iterum fugit!6b+ *11
118Puella Maior Minorem Vorat7a+ *1
119What's Weetabix in Latin?V0 4
120Caeci ErantV2 3
121Beati Silures Quibus Bibere Vivere Est7c ***5
122Maledicti Ordovices Quibus Respirare Praequeri Est7c **1
123Revidi, Reveni, Revici7b+ **11
124Veni, Vidi, Recessi7a+ *12
125Non Fluctuat, Nec Mergitur Hicf3+ 2
126Semper Idem Nonnumquam, Vidisnef6A+ 2
127Ystradgynlais Delendum Estf3 2
 Catatonia Wall 
129Things Are Getting StrangeD 4
130I'm Starting To WorryHD 2
131This Could Be A CaseVD 1
132For Mulder And Sully!S *1
133Road RageVS 5a *1
134When Barry Met SullyD 1
136Where Eagles AberdareE2 5b *1
 Merthyr She Wrote 
138The Pandy ClockHVS 5a *2
139Crawshay's CastleE1 5b *2
140Merthyr On The Orient ExpressVD *1
141Dowlais FlopVS 5a *1
142Breakoutf5 *3
143Breakawayf6A *3
 Twin Town Sector 
145He Wanted To Be Buried At Sea, See?S 4a *1
146Who?S 4a 1
147FattyM 1
148He Wanted To Be Buried At Sea!S 1
149Good Old Boy, FattyVD 1
150Nice Pot Of Sticky-StickyVS 4c 1
151Get Yer Own Fucking Glue!VS 4c *1
153Country SongHS 4c 1
154Moving In WithVS 4c *1
155Mad CyrilVS 4c *1
156Fat Lady WrestlersVS 4c *1
157PerformanceVS 4c 1
158Brain DeadVS 5a 1
159Lazyitisf5+ **1
160RH Start to Lazyitis (needs a name)f6B+  
 Plinth Boulder 
162Beware The IDS Of March!f6A+ *1
163The Panama Papersf6B *1
 East End 
165She Was A Girl From Birminghamf5+ 1
 1914 Bench 
168Haelen Bridgef7A *3
169Yser7c **2
170Race To The Sea7c+ ***1
171CharleroiV4+ *3
172The Marne7b *3
173The Retreat From Mons7b *6
174The Aisne7b+ **2
175Le Cateau7a+ *10
176Smith-DorrienV3 *10
177Enola Gay7b+ *1
178Fat Man7c **2
179Bockscar7b *2
180Little BoyV4 3
181Roux De Sullyf6A+ 1
182Rue de SullyV3 *2
183Monsf5 5
184With General French7a+ *2
185Sully CatV2 2
186First YpresV3 2
187UnamedV2 *3
188PanthersprungV2 3
 Slabs Area 
190Sully AreteV0- 10
191Sully View Slabf5 **14
192Sully BuggersV1 *5
193Sully BullyV0+ 3
194Far Too SullyV2 4
195Horum Omnium Fortissimi Sunt Brigantes
7c **1

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