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Shipwreck Cove

Swansea, WALES

Climbs 36 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 12m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features
One of Gower's finest sport crags! super steep 25mtr routes straight of the golden sand of Rhosilli.

This venue has lots of development still taking place, and in the future will be home to Sport routes of all grades in one of the UK's most idillic settings. As such please respect projects! Unfortunately a few have been climbed prior to the equipper a. having finished equipping or b. coming back the following weekend to climb there work.

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

Access notes
Tidal crag - access 3hrs either side of Low water. Maybe less in large swell so keep an eye on the surf! Parking in large carpark above Rhossili beach £3.00

Weather forecast

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4.3mm rain
Cloudy
20 °C
21 kph

12.0mm rain
Cloudy
19 °C
22 kph

7.7mm rain
Mainly cloudy
16 °C
19 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
16 °C
13 kph

0.2mm rain
Sunny periods
19 °C
15 kph
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Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 BLACK WALL  
2Fats Waller6c+ **17
3The route with 2 pockets7b *3
4Black Adder6c **17
5this ain't Pretty6c+ *1
6The Strongbow flyer6b 6
7Rum Thieves6b+ *14
 SHIPWRECK COVE  
9Where has Stu gone?6c+  
10Mutiny CrackE4 6a **2
11Wrecking Ball7b **21
12AttritionE5 6a * 
13Marine Layer7a **13
14One Ton Depot7b+ ***24
15Vennerne7c+ ***15
16Air Show8b ***12
17Simon's ProjectProject  
 60 DEGREE WALL  
19Robs super steep projectProject  
20Achilles' wrath8b ***5
 Climb nameGradex
21King George vs the Suffragettes7a+ **26
 WEST WALL  
23Blockiness6c+ **21
24Sand Man6b 20
25Par36c *46
26Johns route6b+ *15
27First Handout6a+ **17
28Hand Shandy6a+ 10
29Thieving Parasites (project please respect) *9b+ *** 
30Wittle Lankers (project please respect) *9b+ *** 
31Thieving Wristol Banker Freeloaders (project please respect) *9b+ *** 
32Usual Childish Sexual Innuendo (project please respect) *9b+  
33Unamed With Not A Crass Name *9b+  
34Unamed1 *3+  
35Unamed 2 *5c  
36Unamed 3 *6a  
37Unamed 4 *5c  
38Unamed 69 *4c  
39Roy's new route done on the 14th July (left one) *2 1
40Roy's other new route done on the 14th July *4c *1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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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 Happy climbing Simon
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