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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.

Weather forecast

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0.0mm rain
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10 °C
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1.7mm rain
Sunny periods
14 °C
28 kph

6.8mm rain
11 °C
20 kph

2.3mm rain
Mainly cloudy
11 °C
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Gower Rock (2012), Gower & SE Wales (1991)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
2ShagVD 37
3KestrelS 16
4CormorantVD 31
5MagpieS *20
6ChoughVD 10
7WandlHS 4c 10
8Cratered Wall AreteVS 5a 1
10Ginger GrooverVD 5
11East RidgeVD 3c **265
12East Ridge VariationsHS 4b 119
14Scrambled SlabVS 4b 3
15Gower CutE6 6c 2
16Southern FreezeE1 5b 5
17DirectE1 5a 1
18MistralE4 6a **1
19North CornerHVS 5a 2
20South EdgeHS 4a *25
22South WallHVS 5a *10
23Two CracksHS 4b 6
 Climb nameGradex
24West ChimneyS 4a 10
25Left EdgeS 11
26Bubbly WallVS 4c 9
27West CornerD 6
28BarnacleVS 4c 6
29Preuss CrackHS 4b *6
30Curving CornerVS 4c 6
31Direct IIHVS 4c 5
32Right Curving CornerS 4c 2
33Brown SlabVD 2
34Holey WallVD 2
35Left CornerVD 4
36Direct IHS 4b 7
37Right CornerD 5
38Block WallVD 4
39Central Crack ID 10
40Right Crack IVD 5
41Right SideD 5
42Left PillarHS 2
43Central Crack IIS 4
44Right PillarHVS 5a 2
45Left Crack IVD 5
46Another Quiet Night At AdriansVS 4b 3
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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.

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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