Climbs 48
Rocktype Limestone

Faces S

Nearing the finish of Beati... © goi.ashmore

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 2-2.5 hours either side of low.

It is a bouldering spot with a mix of rock types, both soft buff 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.


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.


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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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25This Could Be A Case
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32Yser7c **2
33Race To The Sea7c+ ***1
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35The Marne7b *3
36The Retreat From Mons7b *6
37The Aisne7b+ **2
38Le Cateau7a+ *10
39Smith-Dorrienf6A *10
40Enola Gay7b+ *1
41Fat Man7c **2
42Bockscar7b *2
43Little Boyf6B 3
44Roux De Sully6c+ 1
45Rue de Sullyf6A *2
46Monsf5+ 5
47With General French7a+ *2
48Sully Catf5+ 2
49First Ypresf6A 2
50Unamedf5+ *3
51Panthersprungf5+ 3
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53Sully Aretef3+ 10
54Sully View Slabf5 **13
55Sully Buggersf5 *5
56Sully Bullyf4+ 3
57Far Too Sullyf5+ 4

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