Climbs 73
Rocktype Limestone

Faces SW

Super Arete © chris wyatt

Crag features

Pleasant and slabby, in easy reach of Swansea, 5 mins walk from the road, near Gower's busiest beach. Not the place to escape it all, perhaps. Routes up to 27m (including an E5), the best being Nat Not (VS 4c). There is good bouldering on the east side of the bay and on the lone boulder near the slabs

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Approach notes

From Swansea go towards Mumbles, at the mini-roundabout in Mumbles (White Rose pub on the corner) turn right and head up the hill. At the top of the hill turn left at signs for Caswell Bay and follow the twisting road (B4593) to the Bay. Park in an obvious "pay or be fined" car park opposite the beach. The climbing is on a series of slabs on the west side of the bay. The most prominent of these is Great Slab, with an obvious through cave at the base. About 50m West is Yellow Flecked Slab and 50m further on is Far South Slab, bounded by a tapering triangular fissure at its West end.

Tidal: access feasible for three hours either side of low tide.
From Swansea head tw Mumbles: at the miniroundabout in Mumbles (White Rose pub) turn R and go up the hill. At the top turn L at signs for Caswell Bay, follow twisting road. Park in P&Display car park opposite beach. Take path W for a few minutes then down easy slabs and corners, or E at high tide.

Would like to say that although caswell is suited to lower grade climbers i would say that the setting up at the top is very hard on almost ALL of the slabs!
Sion - 02/Jan/07
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Far South Slab
2 West Slab
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D 37
3 Fissure
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D 31
4 White Slab
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D 53
5 Curve
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D 64
6 Central Flake
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D 47
7 Direct (Far South Slab)
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HD 44
8 Central Crack
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M 52
9 Black Slab
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VS 4c 6
10 Right Corner
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HVD 43
11 Smooth Slab
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VS 4c 53
12 Left Y Crack
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D 46
13 Y Wall
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D 35
  Yellow Flecked Slab
15 West Fissure
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VD 6
16 Coloured Slab
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S * 47
17 Direct (Yellow Flecked Slab)
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VD * 43
18 Grooved Slab
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HD 24
19 Curving Crack D 25
20 Loch
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D 11
21 First Corner
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VD 11
22 Second Corner
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VD 8
23 Third Corner
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VD 5
24 East Edge
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VD 5
25 Purple Haze
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VS 4b 15
26 Kiss the Sky VS 4a 4
27 Sibling Arete
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E1 5b 9
28 Once in a blue moon HVS 5a 1
  Great Slab
30 What Not
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S 42
31 plasticene dinosaur E1 5b 8
32 Nat Not
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VS 4c ** 27
33 Bridge Over Troubled Waters
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E3 6a  
34 Great Slab
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HS 4b 66
35 Right Edge
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VS 4b * 24
36 Mac the Knife
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VS 4b 1
37 Frantic Corner
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E4 6a  
38 Antic Corner
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E1 5b 4
39 El Condor Pasa
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E3 6b  
40 shufflebottom crack
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HVS 5a 5
41 Great Gully
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M 3
42 Flake Variation
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HD 12
43 Main Crack
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D 30
44 The Scoop
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S 39
45 Direct (Yellow Raised Slab)
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HS 4a 5
46 Right Edge (Yellow Raised Slab)
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S 2
47 Colorado
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E4 5c  
48 When Dildos ruled the earth HVS 5b 2
49 Down on the Farm HVS 5b *  
50 Super Arete * V5 6a * 5
51 A Line just to the right *
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V1 2
52 One move wonder on the small block * V2 2
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