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Minchen Hole

Swansea, WALES

Climbs 13 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 20m a.s.l – Faces ?

Crag features
Minchin Hole is a large coastal fissure, which has been studied for nearly a century. Remains of lions, spotted hyaena, horse, wild boar and deer have been excavated from the site. The site is important to the overall understanding of the history of much of the Last Interglacial and early Last Cold Stage in the British Isles, it contains two raised beaches representing two separate interglacial periods. The caves along this part of the coast, most notably Minchin Hole and Bacon Hole contain the remains of a richly fossiliferous sequence which, to expert knowledge, has no parallel in Britain.  We are talking here about deposits which date to the period between about 120,000 and 90,000 years ago.

Access notes
It is critically important that climbers do not damage any of the conglomerate features, that no new additional routes are established, and that the floor of the cave remains undisturbed. Further details on the agreement and a free topo guide with full notes on access and features are available from the Gower Climbing Festival website...

www.GowerClimbingFestival.co.uk
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

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Guidebooks
Gower Rock (2012), Minchin Hole Topo (2010), Gower & South-East Wales (2004)

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