This takes the obvious groove up the back of the main cave. Don't be put off by the sometimes damp holds at the start - the rest is fantastic. Start slightly left of the groove, moving up to gain the conglomerate ledge for a good hands off rest. From here some fancy footwork and a few big moves allow progress higher into the groove and (hopefully) to an intermediate belay where the angle eases. For an extra pump, and the full tick, continue up the recently-regeared No Epoxy Au Oxley to a higher belay.

Goi Ashmore 19/Apr/1996

Ticklists: South Wales Sevens, Rockfax South Wales Top 50, Becky's ticklist, 2017.

joe1joe1joe2 15/Apr Lead RP

I came back to get it. I was putting the draws in for some mates and before I knew it I managed to get the top. 2nd attempt. Such a fun and pumpy route. Just remember to bridge!

John_Beesley 15/Apr Lead β

What an amazing line. First 7B flash too!

dom_joyce265 15/Apr Lead RP

Second go. Thought I was going to fall on the final section.

phillipwright 15/Apr Lead β

Really fun route pulling through big holds in the cave

joe1joe1joe2 08/Apr Lead dog

Just very pumpy. Tired from a heavy morning at Oxwich trying Bitchin'. Definitely one to come back to.

dom_joyce265 08/Apr Lead dog

Last climb of the day, far too tired to make any sort of decent attempt. Couple of wet jugs near the top but doesn't change the game. Would like to come back to it.

Hidden 13/Feb Lead β
Billg 26/Nov/16 Lead β


with Ollie, Nik Goile
Ollie B 06/Nov/16 Lead RP

3rd go. First was an OS, and fell off. 2nd I fucked up where to go (forgot about a massive hold). 3rd time lucky.

with Robyn, A.Rosier
alan rosier 06/Nov/16 TR rpt

Straight up it after one of Ollie's attempts. Felt surprisingly steady, maybe I'm not as unfit as I thought? Or, maybe my footwork has improved over the past 7 years.

thrutch 23/Sep/16 Lead dog
with Sven
jonsey1995 16/Aug/16 Lead dnf
with Cat
Hidden 16/Aug/16 2nd dog
LRob 16/Aug/16 Lead β
littleluke 05/Aug/16 Lead RP

2nd go!

wilchivs 30/Jul/16 Lead dog

First go on this - lead it with perhaps three or four rests and then top roped it to get the draws back. Felt better the second time with an idea about crucial feet on the side wall. Hopefully a RP for next time.

natetan 27/Jul/16 Lead O/S


Hidden 27/Jul/16 Lead O/S
steveanthony 12/Jul/16 Lead RP

Steep, awesome

with Chris Shepherd
waynekinrade ?/Jul/16 Lead β
chiverstom 31/May/16 Lead RP

Felt 7b+ to me, may be easier in good conditions with dry pockets etc but not sure if this is ever the case? Wicked route none the less - cant be many lines this good at 7b in the UK

with Alice
Glyn 22/May/16 Lead O/S
with Amy
Tomar 30/Apr/16 Lead RP

Went fairly easily 2nd go today but had a go once a couple of years ago and found it hard then. All the way to the top for added pump and the proper tick. Awesome.

ian bryant ??/2016 -
ian bryant ??/2016 -
adam 24 17/Oct/15 Lead rpt

1 go to put draws then did it next go. Very pleased to tick this great route. Cruz felt miles easier this time

OERees 03/Oct/15 Lead rpt
DaveFidler 27/Sep/15 Lead β
adam 24 26/Sep/15 Lead dog

Tried twice. Very confusing to work out the 3D sequence, too tired after that, keen for another go though. Ace route!

OERees 25/Sep/15 Lead rpt
mhairi thorburn 21/Sep/15 Lead RP

Tough! Quality though. Sunny bay - Costa Del Gower. 2nd go.

OERees 17/Sep/15 Lead rpt
Luuuuuke 13/Sep/15 Lead β
with Si
peaches69 13/Sep/15 Lead O/S


with luke
Hidden 30/Aug/15 Lead RP
Matt Cooke 30/Aug/15 Lead RP
GrahamGiles 30/Aug/15 Lead RP

Got to the 1st anchor on 3rd attempt despite some key holds being wet and even slipped off a pinch going for the handle but managed a miraculous save. Rain was hammering down and came off at the slab which is heinous in the rain

Qisheng Xie 30/Aug/15 Lead RP
with Graham Giles, Joe Taylor
Hidden 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/15 Lead β
Tomas P 29/Aug/15 Lead RP

The steepest route I have ever tried. This one will test your endurance!

OERees 15/Aug/15 Lead rpt
millsy 24/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Awesome line, great climbing.

with Jo Fullman
bigie bob 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S
TomJ 25/May/15 Lead dog
with DanC
hankyc 24/May/15 Lead dnf

Absolutely sopping and clayey which is a Shane cus it looks amazing! Will have to come back

Hidden 26/Apr/15 Lead RP
Jon_Warner 19/Apr/15 Lead RP

Hardest I've fought in 2015! Great line. To the top.

with Tom Jordan, Jenni
mikeshewring 08/Apr/15 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Apr/15 Lead β
mikeshewring ?/Mar/15 Lead dog
with sharpie
Hidden 21/Feb/15 Lead rpt
Justin T 20/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Brilliant route, best I've done at the Gower. Bone dry bar very top pocket despite recent rain and seepage on other lines.

with Nancy
Tim W 04/Oct/14 Lead dog
Hidden 04/Oct/14 Lead O/S
ollie_e 27/Sep/14 Lead RP

The ascent involved lots of blood and shouting. Horribly greasy!

with Tomar
Chubbard 21/Sep/14 Lead RP

2 working goes and then 4th redpoint. Top route.

with Tomar
LucasHarazin 30/Aug/14 Lead RP
just one more 30/Aug/14 Lead dog
chrisscutt 23/Aug/14 Lead RP

1st red point, one of the best 7b's I've done! So much fun!

with ant
anthony henry 17/Aug/14 Lead RP

Great route. So steep

with tomar
andyman666999 17/Aug/14 Lead dog

Got to the top clip to clip. Gonna have to come back because this route is A BELTER. Felt pretty wrecked with no skin and was time to leave but am desperate to try to RP.

with Ross
Sarah Black 03/Aug/14 Lead rpt
brices 08/Jun/14 Lead rpt

Went all the way to the top of crag today. Good glory climbing doesnt add to difficulty but well worth doing

with Llinos
Jim Tan ?/Jun/14 Lead RP
alek 05/May/14 Lead dog

2 attempts

owain86 18/Apr/14 Lead RP

Climbed twice, the second time with the extension to the top. Awesome route!

eugeneth 18/Apr/14 Lead dog

Did it with 1 rest. RP time

Wendy 12/Apr/14 Lead RP

An amazing line.

with Llinos
brices 12/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Llinos
Kyuzo ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
brices 30/Mar/14 Lead rpt

Few training laps

with Llinos
Adam_42 23/Mar/14 Lead dog

Need to do some serious stamina training to make this more than just a pipe dream! Cracking line.

with Beth Frugtniet, Ben
quiffhanger 07/Oct/13 Lead RP

Awesome! 2nd go. Greasy. Close to the on-sight but pumped out just before the end of the hard stuff.

monsteratt 01/Sep/13 Lead RP

2nd go. Pretty chuffed. Some cool moves

with Bill, Carl
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead RP
Billg 01/Sep/13 Lead RP
with Monty, Carl Watkins
keithpeck 26/Aug/13 Lead RP
Daniel 24/Aug/13 Lead dog
with Tom
Hidden 07/Aug/13 Lead RP
Laurence Everitt 07/Aug/13 Lead dog
with Jay Kay
Hidden 07/Aug/13 Lead β
owain86 24/Jul/13 Lead dog
with Alun, Greg
Hidden 19/Jul/13 Lead RP
OERees 05/Jul/13 Lead RP
Dave Cale ?/Jul/13 Lead RP
guy xavier percival 31/May/13 Lead RP
with paul
Sash.C 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with Maddie
Hidden 25/May/13 Lead RP
Jon_Warner 19/May/13 Lead dog

Very cool. Would like to try again when it is dry and I'm feeling strong - proper anti-style!

with Jenni
Hidden 17/May/13 2nd dog
khawk 03/May/13 Lead β
with DT
Hidden 03/May/13 Lead RP
partz 01/May/13 Lead RP

2nd RP. Awesome climbing, first 7b!

tskelhon ?/May/13 Lead RP
partz 28/Apr/13 Lead dog

First effort. Got to the top atleast, start working on Wednesday...

brices 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S

on someone elses draws, brilliant route very 3d and interesting climbing

with Joe Day
DorsetGareth 18/Mar/13 Lead dnf

Getting dark!

chris wyatt 14/Mar/13 Lead RP

Wasn't expecting it but just kept going to the top. Fine route

with John Bullock
Hidden 17/Feb/13 Lead RP
Jon Garside 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Excellent route, very unique for the UK.

with Becky
Hidden 28/Aug/12 Lead RP
MorganPreece 02/Jun/12 Lead rpt

Training Laps!

with Matt Smith
OERees 29/May/12 Lead dog

Greasy holds once again!

Kevster 06/May/12 Lead dog
Cailean Harker 01/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Probably the best 7b I have done in this country. Amazing

OERees 14/Feb/12 Lead dog
OERees 14/Jan/12 Lead dnf

Reached the third bolt, on a very cold day, but was in the wrong mentality to continue with the rest of the route - must come back when it's a bit warmer!

Dan_Carroll 18/Dec/11 Lead RP

to the top this time

Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 16/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Fucking awesome, dreamt of a feature like this.

with Tommy Cole, Chris Carroll, Eugene Theron
Caspian Johnson 14/Jun/11 Lead RP

wicked route

with josh price, james andrews
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead RP
Dan_Carroll 10/May/11 Lead RP

ah yes. brilliant fun if a little bit of a struggle.

with caspian
Ally Smith 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with GrantB
DafSWMC 17/Apr/11 Lead RP

First attempted at SWMC Beginner's Day 2009, completed at SWMC Beginner's Day 2011.

with Tim, Christian
Christian Reynish 17/Apr/11 2nd dnf
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead dog
Hidden 13/Mar/11 Lead RP
Hidden 13/Mar/11 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2011 -
Caspian Johnson 29/Sep/10 2nd dog
Hidden 11/Sep/10 Lead RP
James Marshall ?/Sep/10 Lead RP
crispyboy 30/Aug/10 Lead dog
with sean cullen
d_meacher 30/Aug/10 2nd dog
Hidden 29/Aug/10 Lead β
Hidden 29/Aug/10 TR dog
colesy 14/Aug/10 Lead RP

Second go.

_m.cox_ ?/Aug/10 2nd β
Hidden 17/Jul/10 Lead RP
RD ?/Jul/10 Lead
MorganPreece 06/Jun/10 Lead β

Good stuff, really wet and greasy had to come down climb from 3rd clip and wait for it to dry up, but really fun solid 7b! but a jug fest! if you have endurance its a gift at the grade!

with Will
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Lead dog
irish paul 05/Jun/10 Lead
with Dave Ripley
Hidden 13/Mar/10 Lead RP
Tim W 06/Mar/10 Lead dnf
rhoslynfrugtniet ?/Mar/10 Lead
Hidden 28/Feb/10 Lead RP
irish paul 14/Feb/10 Lead dog
with Julian
AshWH ??/2010 Lead β
selman 24/May/09 Lead RP
with Connor Bybee
BicepAndrews 24/May/09 Lead RP

first 7b.

with Connor Bybee
Christian Reynish 10/May/09 2nd dnf
irish paul 09/May/09 Lead
with Dave Ripley
Hidden 09/May/09 Lead dnf
simonr 01/May/09 Lead RP
BicepAndrews 23/Apr/09 Lead dog


Hidden 23/Mar/09 Lead RP
alan rosier 21/Mar/09 Lead RP

1st RP attempt. :-)

with Strong James
Billg 21/Mar/09 Lead β

Al Rosier's beta gets me up another route!

jfreeman 22/Apr/08 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2008 -
stuwelly85 ?/Nov/06 Lead dog
adrianjenner ?/Feb/06 2nd dog
Gus ??/2004 Lead
with garan powerman, luisa giles, Rich Pickford
goi.ashmore 19/Apr/96 Lead RP

In the sopping wet. First Ascent.

with Simon Coles, James Tracey
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