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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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2.6mm rain
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17 °C
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0.6mm rain
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17 °C
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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 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 13
 MAIN FACE  
37The Gas Filled Dolphin CarcassVD 122
38Where's Me Spinach?VS 4c 72
39Howard's WayHVS 5a 23
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 *55
45Cow Eyed AreteHS 4b 69
46My Friend ShepHVS 5a 40
47Left CornerVD 170
48Aah-ck-ak-ak-akVD 112
49Jellyfish TicklerHS 4b 124
50Peaceful Easy FeelingS 213
51Jack's Noisy SquealingS 118
52Valley GirlsS 87
53Up And DownD 114
54Olive OyleS 80
55PopeyeS 153
56Sweet Pea SouperVS 140
57BlutoS 122
58Estuary Scum On The Welsh RivieraHVS 5b 78
59Surf's UpHS 16
60SlingshotVD 79
61Mill PondS 45
62Black ButtressS 52
63Prickly BulgeS 4b 57
64Injector ChimneyD 63
65StrapadictomeE1 5b 68
66The OverhangsE2 5c *28
 LITTLE ZAWN  
68Belayers FollyVS 4c 39
69Dead In The WaterVS 5a 28
70The ElectricianE1 5b 42
71The Drowning ManD 35
72It's Only MeD 8
73Mother Mary's MantleHS 4a *5
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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