Climbs 186
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 Phill Thomas, Andy Sharp and others in the early 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 
 Union Barons 
4Cerith RouteD 1
5Arthur Scargillf5 2
6Jack Jonesf6C *1
 Viscount Stansgate 
8Post Office Towerf5 *1
 Barbara Castle 
10Breathalyserf3+ 1
11Motorway Speed Limitf4 1
12In Place Of Strifef5 1
 Dennis Healey 
14Savaged By A Dead SheepV1 1
15Joe's Arete
f5+ 1
16TR-2f5+ 1
17Practical Old BruiserV1 1
18Joe's Rooff6A *1
 Froggatt Ledge 
20The Sully Jokef5+ *1
21Spartacus Ring Your Mother!f5+ *1
22Blow JestVD 1
23Benign ChivesHD *1
24Sole DoubtVD 1
25NarcissicistVD 1
26Downhill Razorf4+ 1
 Joe's Garage 
28Joe's Garage Act IV0- *1
29Joe's Garage Act IIV0- 1
30Joe's Garage Act IIIV0+ *1
 Cerith's Boulder 
32He came, He Saw, He Slabbed In The Woodsf5 2
 Flying Crag 
34Russell's TeapotHS 5b *1
35Russell Grant's TeapotVD 1
36Martian Crocker's Flying CircusVS 5b *1
37Don't Fear The Rhi-ferE1 5c *1
38Rhi-naissanceVS 4c **1
 West End 
40Ministry Of Sully WalksS 4c 1
 The Parallel Egerton 
42I Wept For Alec Trenchf5 *1
43I Saved Jason Kingf5 *1
 Roy Of The Roaches 
45Brassieres In TimeVD *1
46Reset Portion Of Gallery 69HS 4a **1
47Recent Porking in Gallery of 69sS 1
48Eugene's AdzeVD 1
49Via Surfer RosaVD 1
50Val Qui RieS 1
51Slings Of UnreasonD *1
52A Fistful Of Chris' StoolsD 1
53Duog!VD 1
 Chee Dale Mk II 
556.9 Pounds OverweightHVD 1
56The Sea Has A 5p SurchargeVD *1
57Stone The RoachS 1
58Put Nicola Sturgeon Back In Her CupboardHS 4a 1
59Chee Tor Girdle Traverse IIIHS 4b 1
60Cistern MalfunctionS *1
61Daylight SnobberyVD 1
62Floored By The Piesf6A *1
63The Okraf3+ 1
64Golden Bilef4+ 1
65Whales Of The Riverbankf5 1
66Incremental Alabasterf5 *1
67Darl Pitch 3f4 1
68Battered By Water Wingsf3 1
69Naive And Sentimental Scrubberf6A+ *1
70General ImpertinenceD 1
71Major InsoucianceM 1
72Lethal Dozef5 1
73Lies Of A Sticklebackf4 1
74Tenth LifeD 1
76CarpentryS *1
77PedwarM 1
78GravelM 1
79Pet WaspM 1
80Uncle DenzilD 1
81Second Most Famous Living Welsh PoetVD *1
82SiadwellS *1
 The Queen Of Wales 
84Kirk Spartacus Jonesf4 *2
85Catherine Spartacus Jonesf5 **2
86Michael Spartacus Jonesf4+ *2
87Eugene Traverse-Jonesf4+ *2
 Howard Marks 
89Gamma Gamma Gamma Gamma Gamma Chameleon5b *2
90Hamilton McMillanf6A *1
91Donald Nicef6B 1
92Howard Marksf4 1
93Rho Rho Rho Your Boatf4 *2
 Pub Quiz 
95Frank Hovisf5 1
96Sophia Gardensf5+ *1
 Donkey Hotey 
98Facts Are The Enemy Of Truthf6B *1
100Geraint Pillockf5+ *1
101Mrs Hideousf6A *1
102Hugh PughS 4b 1
103Kenny TwattHS 4a 1
104Barry WelshD 1
106Grumbly And District Choral SocietyHVS 5c 1
107Ivor The EngineVD 2
108Jones The SteamVD *1
109Idris The DragonHVD 1
110Dai StationHVD 1
1122St8 The Obviousf5 1
113Look At the St8 of Uf4 1
114G8s of DeliriumV0- 1
115Over w8 And Out of d8M 1
116Llwelyn The Gr8D 1
117I H8s You FastbackD 1
118Battle Of The River Pl8f5 *1
120The 1990 Problemf5+ *1
121Shadowing The Deutschemarkf5 1
122Security Council Resolution 678f3+ 1
 Hibernia Boulder 
124Ad Hiberniam Non Veniamf6A *1
 Reveni Boulder 
126Esse Vel EsseneD 2
127Eram Quod Es, Eris Quod Sumf4 2
128Es Quod Esf4+ *3
129Esne Es Quod Sitf4 1
130Dai Iactus EstV2 2
131Backblock Traversef6B 5
132Backblock Aretef6A *7
133Ut Mihi Non Tenuesf7A *1
134Maledixif7A+ *1
135Nemo me impecunia lacessitV2 4
136Per Otium, Progressus SumV3 *5
137Implicari!V4 *4
138Canis malus iterum fugit!6b+ *12
139Puella Maior Minorem Vorat7a+ *1
140What's Weetabix in Latin?V0 4
141Caeci ErantV2 3
142Beati Silures Quibus Bibere Vivere Est7c ***5
143Maledicti Ordovices Quibus Respirare Praequeri Est7c **1
144Brigantes into Recessi7b **1
145Brigantes Into Revidi7b+ **1
146Revidi, Reveni, Revici7b+ **11
147Horum Omnium Fortissimi Sunt Brigantes (easy version)7c **1
148Horum Omnium Fortissimi Sunt Brigantes7c+ ***1
149Veni, Vidi, Recessi7a+ *12
150Silures Saltant Sobri Necf5+ *1
151Non Fluctuat, Nec Mergitur Hicf3+ 2
152Semper Idem Nonnumquam, Vidisnef6A+ 2
153Ystradgynlais Delendum Estf3 2
 Catatonia Wall 
155Things Are Getting StrangeD 4
156I'm Starting To WorryHD 2
157This Could Be A CaseVD 1
158For Mulder And Sully!S *1
159Road RageVS 5a *1
160When Barry Met SullyD 1
162Where Eagles AberdareE2 5b *1
 Merthyr She Wrote 
164The Pandy ClockHVS 5a *2
165Crawshay's CastleE1 5b *2
166Merthyr On The Orient ExpressVD *1
167Dowlais FlopVS 5a *1
168Breakoutf5 *3
169Breakawayf6A *3
 Twin Town Sector 
171He Wanted To Be Buried At Sea, See?S 4a *1
172Who?S 4a 1
173FattyM 1
174He Wanted To Be Buried At Sea!S 1
175Good Old Boy, FattyVD 1
176Nice Pot Of Sticky-StickyVS 4c 1
177Get Yer Own Fucking Glue!VS 4c *1
179Country SongHS 4c 1
180Moving In WithVS 4c *1
181Mad CyrilVS 4c *1
182Fat Lady WrestlersVS 4c *1
183PerformanceVS 4c 1
184Brain DeadVS 5a 1
185Lazyitisf6A **1
186RH Start to Lazyitis (needs a name)f6B+  
 Plinth Boulder 
188Beware The IDS Of March!f6A+ *1
189The Panama Papersf6B *1
 East End 
191She Was A Girl From Birminghamf5+ 1
 1914 Bench 
194Haelen Bridgef7A *3
195Yser7c **2
196Race To The Sea7c+ ***1
197CharleroiV4+ *3
198The Marne7b *3
199The Retreat From Mons7b *6
200The Aisne7b+ **2
201Le Cateau7a+ *10
202Smith-DorrienV3 *10
203Enola Gay7b+ *1
204Fat Man7c **2
205Window Lickers Of The World Unite And Take Over7c **1
206Bockscar7b *2
207Little BoyV4 3
208Roux De Sullyf6A+ 1
209Rue de SullyV3 *2
210Second Septermberprogramm For Junckerf6C *1
211Petit-Croixf6C *1
212Monsf5 5
213With General French7a+ *2
214One Way Ticket To Troisvierges Stationf6B+ *1
215Sully CatV2 2
216First YpresV3 2
217UnamedV2 *3
218PanthersprungV2 3
 Slabs Area 
220Sully AreteV0- 10
221Sully View Slabf5 **14
222Sully BuggersV1 *5
223Sully BullyV0+ 3
224Far Too SullyV2 4

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