Pobbles Bay

Climbs 49 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude Tidal – Faces S

Crag features
Routes up to 11m - ideal for a family outing on the beach. Most people though seem to head for Three Cliffs Bay, just W around the corner, where topropes and beginners flourish (though the routes aren't much longer).

Approach notes
Quickest Access is from Southgate, park near the golf club and take a footpath just to the south of the clubhouse. At the beach turn right for Pobbles west and left for Pobbles east.

Tidal. Comes in very fast have been caught out several times and had to walk off crag in differnt way! very dangerous! - beware. Accessible three hours either side of low tide. Pobbles east = 1 hr either side

>From Three Cliffs Bay, walk over the headland and down to the beach.

Gower Rock (2012), Gower & South-East Wales (2004), Gower & SE Wales (1991)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Main WallS 41
3Center of SlabE1 6a *1
4Gwyn's RouteVS 65
5Left CornerVD 90
6Left PillarVD 78
7Pillar RouteD 65
8Right Edge 1M 57
9Brant MinorVS 18
10Brant Direct MinorVS 4c 29
11Barry SlapperE2 6a 9
12East Fissure WallVD 25
13Shy SlabS 47
14Square CutD 52
15Right Edge IID 36
16Two Tier SlabD 45
17Little CornerVD 28
18Fissure DirectVD 27
19Fissure RouteD 22
20Soap GutVD 32
21ScoopD 28
22GirdleVD 24
23Blind CrackD 18
24First SlabM 20
25Recessed WallVD 22
27The GrooveM 24
28Slab RouteS 43
29Limpet RouteHVS 5b *32
30Barnacle BulgeVS 4c *30
31InsanityHVS 7
32SmaltVS 4c **44
33Blue GlassVS 4c **27
34Corner GrooveD *33
35Twin Crack SlabM 22
36Jagged EdgeHVD 31
37Blue Lights CrackVS 5a 6
39Fourth ButressVS 4c 5
40Fictitious MonkeysVD  
41DiagonalVD 3
42QuergangHS 4b 2
44Corners Edge (Scoop Corner)VD 3
45Lower CornerD 2
46Upper CornerVD 3
47Cracked AreteM 6
48First ButtressM 4
49Second ButtressVD 4
50Third ButtressD *5
51The Poseidon EnigmaE3 6b 1
52Central SlabS 27
53Pimp it RouteVS 4c 1
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I have added Third Buttress, Second Buttress, Cracked Arete and First Buttress (in order from the west). They are all on East Wall of Pobbles East and listed in the Gower & SE Wales guidebook (routes 14-17). I think Fictitious Monkeys and Diagonal are probably actually at the east end of Pobbles West (a large cave is mentioned in the description of FM) and I reconnoitered this cave today. Hope this is all useful. This venue is enjoyable for soloing and probably doesn't get much use. Cheers, Martin
Martin Lilley - 25/Jul/10
To find Pobbles East: After entering the beach from the Southgate path turn left. After a series of low slabby sections a narrow gully opens out with pools in the 'cave' at the back. This is NOT Pobbles East. Follow the beach further round past the sub-headland, walk to the end wall and go left. This gully has the cave of The Poseidon Enigma (E3 6b) in the back left with a large hole in the roof. Routes from The Groove to Blue Lights Crack are to the the left as you look into the gully, and routes from Fourth Buttress onwards to the right. Good potential for quiet soloing.
Martin Lilley - 25/Jul/10
Went there with the kids, approach from Southgate made it hard to work out what is what from the book! There is a large obvious cave that doesnt appear to be mentioned! However, there are some good child friendly routes in the coves to the left of the cave, and something like an S 4b up the left flank by the cave. If it hasn't got a name it is now 'Ficticious Monkeys' Avoid anything to the right of the acve as it is incredibley difficult to set up a belay at the top, and the rock is very loose. Despite the walk from the road, this beach is popular with the bucket & Spade brigade.
glass90land - 31/May/08