Pennard

Climbs 68 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 20m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
Steep buttresses a short distance apart, with some interesting tespieces. Sometimes loose. Notable for Skive (HVS 5a***) and its Direct (E1 5b***), and Knucklefluster (E2 5c*) and Dan Dare (E2 5c**).

Access notes
All on NT land: take your litter (and any you find) home.

B4593 to Southgate (NT carpark). Walk on the narrow road E for 10min to a valley down to the sea from Hunts Farm. Either: path down to the coastal footpath and along to the base of the cliffs (10 min); Or: follow the clifftop path past two huts on the L. Prominent rocky headland - pass this and descend twds the sea. High Pennard buttress is on your L and Pennard Buttress on the R.

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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 PENNARD BUTTRESS  
2The ThrobE5 6a 1
35 Years To LiveE5 6b 2
4ArosfaE4 6b 1
5AlphaHVS 5a 31
6BetaVD 51
7UnnamedE1 5a 2
8Beta PlusHS 4b 56
9HunVS 4b 6
10KnuckleflusterE2 5c 15
11KnuckledusterE3 6a *6
12Gamma MinusE1 5b 18
13Dilapidated Deltoids *HVS 5a  
14Kiwis Can't ClimbE1 5c 1
15GammaHVS 5b *48
16TrundleweedE1 5b 9
17DeltaS 4b 23
18Delta MinusD 30
19Flaked Ivy ChimneyVD 7
20VandalS 9
21Girdle TraverseHVS 5a,4c, *5
22Tom TomE2 5c 8
23Dan DareE2 5c 26
24Desperate DanE3 5c **7
25Timorous TarzanE1 5a 11
26Bald EagleE4 6a 2
27Gull WayVS 4b 1
 HIGH PENNARD  
29Left edgeE1 5b 1
30Loony LeftE2 5c 2
31SudanE1 5b 8
32SkiveHVS 5a ***26
33Skive (Direct finish)E1 5b ***30
34ShogunE3 6a **3
35King RatE3 6a 3
36SamuraiE3 6a 6
37KensaiE3 5c 1
38Kensai / Phraetic Line CombinationE3 5c **2
39Phreatic LineE3 5c *4
40SeepageE1 5b 5
41The Amazing Bugblatter Beast Of ZargE3 6a 1
 PENNARD LOWER SEA CLIFFS  
43Great Block (Pennard Lower Sea Cliffs)VS 5a 3
44Cave And Wall (Pennard Lower Sea Cliffs)HVS 4c 2
45Scoop (Pennard Lower Sea Cliffs)S 4b 3
46Deep Crack (Pennard Lower Sea Cliffs)S 2
 GRAVES END WALL  
48Over EasyS 4a *2
49Too lateS 3
50Vertical SmileVS 4c *14
51ToetectorHVS 4c 3
52TR1E2 5c *6
53Left PillarVS 4b 5
54Right CornerHS 4b 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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