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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

 Today  Sat  Sun  Mon  Tue 

3.7mm rain
20 °C
11 kph

0.3mm rain
Sunny periods
17 °C
14 kph

0.2mm rain
13 °C
15 kph

0.0mm rain
12 °C
9 kph

0.1mm rain
Sunny periods
14 °C
13 kph
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Gower & South-East Wales (2004)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
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
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
28SunbleachedHS 4b 40
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
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
 Climb nameGradex
42Don't Snog The LabradorHS 4c 11
43JunkVD 13
44Rise Above The WaterHS 4b *56
45Cow Eyed AreteHS 4b 70
46My Friend ShepHVS 5a 40
47Left CornerVD 175
48Aah-ck-ak-ak-akVD 114
49Jellyfish TicklerHS 4b 128
50Peaceful Easy FeelingS 218
51Jack's Noisy SquealingS 121
52Valley GirlsS 89
53Up And DownD 117
54Olive OyleS 83
55PopeyeS 158
56Sweet Pea SouperVS 143
57BlutoS 124
58Estuary Scum On The Welsh RivieraHVS 5b 80
59Surf's UpHS 18
60SlingshotVD 81
61Mill PondS 46
62Black ButtressS 52
63Prickly BulgeS 4b 58
64Injector ChimneyD 65
65StrapadictomeE1 5b 69
66The OverhangsE2 5c *28
68Belayers FollyVS 4c 40
69Dead In The WaterVS 5a 28
70The ElectricianE1 5b 42
71The Drowning ManD 36
72It's Only MeD 8
73Mother Mary's MantleHS 4a *5
75Sickle Cell Anaemia E1 5b 3
76The Geo GraduateVB 4b 1
77Alf Garnett Meets Myles JordanVS 5b 2
78Spectre Versus RectorVS 4c 2
79Spectre Versus Rector DirectVS 4c 2
80The SlabM 17
81Smooth CrackVD 4
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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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