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Great Tor

Swansea, WALES

Climbs 81 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude Tidal – Faces S

Crag features
Mostly short (up to 18m) routes, but some longer routes (with one 73m multi-pitch VD) on the Great Tor, which lies inland. Many of the routes are easy, sub-E1, rising from the beach.

Working out which routes is which can be hard on some of the sea faces - they look identical and have the same grade.

Access notes
Tidal on most routes. The tide comes in very fast - it's a flat beach - so ensure your belayer can move quickly, or you can. Accessible three hours either side of low tide.

From Penmaen, park on the A4118 near the Post Office and village store. Path E, fork R, to find the back of Great Tor.

From Three Cliffs Bay, walk around the headland at low tide, or over the clifftops at higher times.

Weather forecast

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21 °C
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20 °C
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17 °C
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19 °C
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Guidebooks
Gower Rock (2012), Gower & SE Wales (1991)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 THE COL  
2ShagVD 38
3KestrelS 16
4CormorantVD 32
5MagpieS *20
6ChoughVD 10
7WandlHS 4c 10
8Cratered Wall AreteVS 5a 1
 EAST RIDGE AREA  
10Ginger GrooverVD 6
11East RidgeVD 3c **282
12East Ridge VariationsHS 4b 132
 WEST FROM THE COL  
14Scrambled SlabVS 4b 4
15Gower CutE6 6c 2
16Southern FreezeE1 5b 5
17DirectE1 5a 1
18MistralE4 6a **1
19North CornerHVS 5a 2
20South EdgeHS 4a *25
 GREAT TOR LOWER TIER  
22South WallHVS 5a *10
23South CrackS 1
24Two CracksHS 4b 7
 Climb nameGradex
25West ChimneyS 4a 10
26Left EdgeS 12
27Bubbly WallVS 4c 9
28West CornerD 8
29BarnacleVS 4c 6
30Preuss CrackHS 4b *6
31Curving CornerVS 4c 6
32Direct IIHVS 4c 5
33Right Curving CornerS 4c 2
34Brown SlabVD 2
35Holey WallVD 2
36Left CornerVD 5
37Direct IHS 4b 7
38Right CornerD 6
39Block WallVD 4
40Central Crack ID 10
41Right Crack IVD 5
42Right SideD 5
43Left PillarHS 2
44Central Crack IIS 4
45Right PillarHVS 5a 2
46Left Crack IVD 5
47Another Quiet Night At AdriansVS 4b 3
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Recently did the variation of the four pitch East Ridge on the Great Tor(HS 4b,4b). A nice simple introduction to multipitching, but after the first two pitches was a scramble. The last two pitches I lead in one, Gower Guide says its 73m, would say more like 60 and has a 3 star rating, dont think it's worth 3 stars. Dissapointing overall, except for the view from the top, stunning, able to see from Graves End to Oxwich bay.
uwsmc - 24/Jun/05