Great Tor

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.

Gower Rock (2012), Gower & SE Wales (1991)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
5MagpieS *
7WandlHS 4c
8Cratered Wall AreteVS 5a
10Ginger GrooverVD
11East RidgeVD 3c **
12East Ridge VariationsHS 4b
14Scrambled SlabVS 4b
15Gower CutE6 6c
16Southern FreezeE1 5b
17DirectE1 5a
18MistralE4 6a **
19North CornerHVS 5a
20South EdgeHS 4a *
22South WallHVS 5a *
23South CrackS
24Two CracksHS 4b
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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
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