Climbs 43
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 10m a.s.l
Faces SE

Tom Skelhon on Spectre of Love (6c+) on the Tremors Wall at Telpyn Point. © Mark Glaister

Crag features

Set between Pembroke and Gower is this surprising sport climbing sea cliff venue. Telpyn, like its nearby neighbours Morfa Bychan and Pendine, offers plenty of sport climbs on well-equipped rock in a beautiful setting. The rock is a hard sandstone and provides both technical and strenuous lines. The routes close to the descent scramble are excellent and provide a good range of mid-to-hard grade routes that will appeal to many. Lurking around the corner is a wall with a totally different feel - radically steep, covered with stacked overhangs and only really appealing to those who like their sport climbing with a heavy dose of adventure. 

The base of the cliff is tidal and can only be accessed for 4 hours on either side of low water. The Mollusc Wall can be reached by abseil and its base is usually above high tide in calm sea conditions.

Approach notes

From the roundabout on the A40 at St Clears, take the A477 to Tenby. After 8 miles turn left signed to Amroth, a small seaside village. From the seafront at Amroth, follow the road east towards Pendine for around 1.5 miles to a parking layby (with a large coastguard warning sign) on the right, just before the Carmarthenshire border sign, and opposite two gates. Follow a footpath down towards the sea, and as the path veers right, go down steps on the left to a small footbridge and over a stile. Continue along the coast path for 200m until a two metre high vertical wooden fence post appears on the right (there are lots of smaller fence posts). The cliff lies below this post. Walk down right from the post to good rock ledges above the cliff and scramble down below these (easiest to the right, looking out) to ledges at sea level. The cliffs are to the left (looking out).

Guidebooks

South Wales Sport Climbs

South Wales Sport Climbs covers the area to the south of the Brecon Beacons, spanning the land and sea cliffs from the River Wye on the Welsh border to Pembrokeshire in the west. The area is home to a wealth of sport climbing on a multitude of venues ranging from small inland quarries to extensive limestone sea cliffs.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Fisherman's Wall 
2Little Shrimp6a+ 6
3Small Fry6a 1
4Cure for Crabs5c *7
5Wrasse6b+ * 
6Cast Adrift6a+ *7
7Hook Line and Stinker6a+ *6
8A Fisherman's Tackle6b *7
9Sprats from the Captain's Table5c 17
10Top Mouth Gudgeon5c 9
11Leger System5a 1
12Cunning Ling5b 8
13Tough CarapaceVS 2
 The Mollusk Wall 
15Barnacles At Dawn6c *5
16Pray For The Cray7a+ **5
17Lobster Bisque7b *2
18Oyster Party7a **6
19Vladimir and the Pearl6c ***13
20Shellin' Out7b *6
21King Prawn7a **6
22Man or Mollusc7b *6
23Telpyn CornerHVS  
24Mussel Man5c *23
25Moule Mariniere6a *19
26Ma Moule Don't Like You Laffin5c 15
27Taxi to the Ocean7a *2
28Diving for Pearls6b *3
29Sea Fairer6a+ *6
30Glug Glug Glug6a+ 8
 Tremors Wall 
32Hullabaloo6a *6
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