Shipwreck Cove Swansea, WALES
Climbs 72 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 12m a.s.l – Faces NW
One of Gower's finest sport crags! super steep 25mtr routes straight of the golden sand of Rhosilli.
Home to the largest concentration of sport climbing on Gower, Shipwreck cove has something for everyone. The 4 sectors are all a short walk along the beach (on the left looking out to sea), And offer a range of climbing from short slabs to monstrous lactic battles in the sky.
The area is a sea cliff and as such should be treated with a degree of caution, their is some loose rock in places and a helmet would be advisable. that being said the majority of climbing is on great rock in an idillic setting.
A lot of work has gone into this venue and most is down to a few key individuals. simply check the notes below each route listed to find its status, RESPECT PROJECTS, saying 'I did not realise' is a crap excuse when all info is on here! if you find a line is not on here and is bolted ITS A PROJECT, LEAVE IT ALONE
Or online WIKI
Tidal crag - access 3hrs either side of Low water for Shipwreck cove and Black Wall genrally 2hrs either side of low for Castaway Cove and Mermaid wall.
Neap tides could shorten this time for Mermaid wall.
Parking in large carpark above Rhossili beach £3.50
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Rope thief beware,the gearing rope you stole recentley
has seen hard service(pretty obvious)not many would risk using it too even abseil on but best of luck(all you deserve)if you use it for climbing.Will keep my eye out for you as it's quite an easily recognisable "rope"-sad thief.
freelunchprovider - 29/Jun/14
yes they are closed,mine are too easy for you any way. Warm up on the other easier ones and read the SWMC wikki or UKC before you come as they are up to date re new routes/projects. Better still get some kit from the fund and put up your own.
freelunchprovider - 20/May/14
Good crag. The only place locally to give Pant Quarry a run for its money.
goi.ashmore - 04/Sep/13
Beautiful beach, shame about the crag. For it to be in condition it needs to be hot and sunny enough to dry the crag but not too hot to climb, a breeze to help with that, low tide to be at 6pm give or take and make sure it hasn't rained too much in the last week or two. Maybe wait for the planets to align and go then
Laurence Everitt - 09/Aug/13
Thanks for the info Simon, and good beta on the weather. probably see you there in the summer.
brices - 01/Apr/13
Projects are Closed, sorry
all new routes are close to being sent by there equipers we just need some warmer weather as its baltic at present!
personally i would not recomend this spot until may/june as it get very little/no Sun till then
the exsisting lines are fantastic and well worth the visit
email if you need any more Gower info
simon rawlinson - 28/Mar/13
Im thinking of heading here this year anyone know if the projects have been climbed and at what grade? if not are they still closed projects?
brices - 26/Mar/13