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Box Bay

Mid Glamorgan, WALES

Climbs 79 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces W

Crag features
Excellent solid rock for the majority. Is getting a little looser on the right towards the overhangs. Approx 4 hours climbing either side of low tide. An ok traverse when the tide is in. Dries quickly and is a lovely warm suntrap. Can be windy at top. Recommend using old shoes as rock is very sharp and destroys the soles.

Access notes
Enter Porthcawl (Postcode CF36) and follow signs for Restbay. Park up at the obvious carpark. Follow the beach East for 500-600m and the crag will appear on your left.

Weather forecast

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0.0mm rain
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18 °C
14 kph

2.3mm rain
Mainly cloudy
14 °C
15 kph

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14 °C
9 kph

0.0mm rain
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16 °C
24 kph

7.9mm rain
Sunny periods
9 °C
26 kph
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Guidebooks
Gower & South-East Wales (2004)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 MAO WALL  
2Chairman MaoHS 4a 23
3Roy SauceE1 5b 4
4Harrowed GroundHVS 5a 7
5No Spring ChickenE3 6a 7
6Porthcawl Beach PartyE5 6a *1
7A Quest For The Truth Of The Origin Of The Innards Of A PancakeE4 5c *2
 THE RIGHT WALL  
9Witches And BitchesHS 4a 11
10Limpet SlotE1 6a 3
11Barnacles Have No SolesE2 6a 2
12Pre-Placing BarnaclesE6 6b 2
13Lemon GrassE1 5c 6
14Sir PsychosexyHVS 5b *11
15Wide Eyed And GluelessE1 5b 6
16Pie Eyed And CluelessHVS 5b 7
17Wide Legged And CrotchlessE1 5a 6
18Lemon ChickenVS 4c 8
19Johnny And His Chinese EyeHS 4b 9
20Soy SauceHS 4b 9
21Orange DuckHS 4b 13
22Palm PainVS 4c 25
23Cato And the Hunchback DisguiseVS 4c *24
24Sunday OutingVS 4c 21
25Prowl In the Evening Sun's RaysHVS 5a 18
26Bitches And WitchesHS 4a *8
 DEATH ZAWN  
28SunbleachedHS 4b 41
29SanctiMoaniousHVS 5b 14
30Brittle Bone SyndromeE1 5a 13
31Chee Tor Girdle TraverseE2 5c *12
32Stone WashedE1 5b *25
33Sustentaculum TaliE1 5c *7
34Herpisimplex 10E1 5b 8
35In Sickness And In HealthHS 4a 14
 BIKINIS ARE YUM ZAWN  
37The Gas Filled Dolphin CarcassVD 122
38Where's Me Spinach?VS 4c 72
39Howard's WayHVS 5a 24
40Bikinis Are YumE3 6b 3
41Plutonic PlanktonE2 5c 5
42Don't Snog The LabradorHS 4c 11
43JunkVD 13
44Rise Above The WaterHS 4b *57
 Climb nameGradex
45Cow Eyed AreteHS 4b 70
46My Friend ShepHVS 5a 41
 MAIN FACE  
48Left CornerVD 176
49Aah-ck-ak-ak-akVD 114
50Jellyfish TicklerHS 4b 129
51Peaceful Easy FeelingS 218
52Jack's Noisy SquealingS 122
53Valley GirlsS 89
54Up And DownD 118
55Olive OyleS 84
56PopeyeS 158
57Sweet Pea SouperVS 143
58BlutoS 124
59Estuary Scum On The Welsh RivieraHVS 5b 81
60Surf's UpHS 19
61SlingshotVD 81
62Mill PondS 46
63Black ButtressS 53
 THE OVERHANGS AREA  
65Prickly BulgeS 4b 60
66Injector ChimneyD 65
67Injector WallHS 4b 1
68StrapadictomeE1 5b 72
69The OverhangsE2 5c *28
70Right RibHS 4b 1
71Smooth CrackVD 4
 LITTLE ZAWN  
73The Drowned RatS 4a 1
74The SlabM 18
75No BelayerVS 4c 1
76Belayers FollyVS 4c 40
77Dead In The WaterVS 5a 28
78The ElectricianE1 5b 42
79The Drowning ManD 36
80It's Only MeD 8
81Mother Mary's MantleHS 4a *5
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83Sickle Cell AnaemiaE1 5b 3
84The Geo GraduateVB 4b 1
85Alf Garnett Meets Myles JordanVS 5b 2
86Spectre Versus RectorVS 4c 2
87Spectre Versus Rector DirectVS 4c 2
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What a great crag, more jugs per square metre than anywhere else in the world, super solid rock with amazing friction, all in a lovely sunny seaside setting.
guy xavier percival - 03/Sep/13

What a great crag. More jugs per square meter than anywhere in the world, super solid, amazing friction, lovely setting.
guy xavier percival - 31/Aug/13

Crag should now be in order as the Gower & S.E. Wales guide book - working on locating and organising the miscellaneous ones
Matt88 - 12/Jun/13

Went climbing here today and notice that a rock fall has occured on the descent into little zawn area (where the routes of electrician and belayers folly are). the massive block used to hold onto while decending is loose and now wobbles very loosely , bringing this block down on you would cause serious injury or even death,please be careful if you do use this decent or ideally abseil in or use a different decent route.
Mattdixclimb - 02/Feb/13

this logbook isnt in any comprehendable order compared to the actual crag...
Matthew Edwards - 28/Feb/12

A good crag to learn to lead! the walls are sharp but full of holds and there are loads of placement points for gear.
c_s_hawkins - 29/May/06