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Foxhole Cove

Swansea, WALES

Climbs 45 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 18m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
A great little bolted crag, well worth a visit for climbers in the F6c-7a+ range. In addition, most lines are close enough to each other to allow plenty of link up variations at grades from about 7a-7c (some of the best link-ups are named below). The majority of the older bolts were replaced in May 2009, though there are still some to be done on the two hardest routes. Take care at the very top of the routes as there can be some loose rock, especially on the far right of the crag.

The main crag seeps quite badly in places after long periods of rain (especially Goose In Lucy). The cave tends to need several dry days to return to condition, but the routes at either end of the crag can usually be climbed even if it has rained the day before. Pioneers of the Hypnotic Groove is climbable whether wet or dry.

Below the cave there are several smaller slabs and zawns with a collection of mainly lower grade trad routes.

Weather forecast

 Today  Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed 

0.0mm rain
9 °C
12 kph

0.0mm rain
10 °C
17 kph

1.7mm rain
Sunny periods
14 °C
28 kph

6.8mm rain
11 °C
20 kph

2.3mm rain
Mainly cloudy
11 °C
20 kph
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Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
2The Power Of The Leopard Skin Leg Warmers3 80
4Cunning Little Fox5 94
5Never Out-Fox the Fox5 101
6Basil Brush4+ 24
7Unholy Alliance6a+ *154
8Marmalade Skies7a 31
9Connard Canard7a+ 15
10Goose In Lucy6c **84
11Lucky Lizzy6c+ **11
12Surplomb De Ray8b **2
13Pioneers of the Hypnotic Groove7b ***87
15Palace of Swords Reversed8a 11
16Chicken Licken6c+ 37
17Foxy Chicken7a+ **1
18Fowl Play7a+ **6
19No Epoxy Au Oxley6b+ *7
20Gypsy Eyes6b+ *2
21Little Miss Lover7a *4
22Foxy Lady7a **35
23The Hooker7a **39
24Joy de Viva7a ***80
25Turkey Lurking7c *10
 Climb nameGradex
26Power Struggle7b+ 34
27Ducky Lucky7a+ **54
28Poultry In Motion7b+ **8
29Where The Fox That?7b+ **2
30The Day The Sky Fell In6b+ *127
32Talbot's PeugeotVS 5b 1
33Mind Of A TalbotVS 5a 1
34Antipodean HeroHVS 5a 1
35Malice Down UnderHVS 5a 1
36Maurice In Undies LandE1 5c 1
37The IllywhackerE4 6a 2
38RoygoiE5 6a 1
40Deep Cut SlabHVD 2
42DirectD 4
43East CornerM 4
45West EdgeD 6
46West SideD 5
47CleftVD 5
48RampHVD 3
49East CornerM 3
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Access notes
Park in the National Trust car park at Southgate. Head west (right) out of the car park along a private road with houses on your right. Just before you reach number 8 follow a path through some bushes towards the headland, then scramble down the left hand side of the slope and head back round to the right and into the cove.

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