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

Full details are available on the SWMC Wiki

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 
2West Slab
D 37
D 31
4White Slab
D 53
D 64
6Central Flake
D 47
7Direct (Far South Slab)
HD 44
8Central Crack
M 52
9Black Slab
VS 4c 6
10Right Corner
HVD 43
11Smooth Slab
VS 4c 53
12Left Y Crack
D 46
13Y Wall
D 35
 Yellow Flecked Slab 
15West Fissure
VD 6
16Coloured Slab
S *47
17Direct (Yellow Flecked Slab)
VD *43
18Grooved Slab
HD 24
19Curving CrackD 25
D 11
21First Corner
VD 11
22Second Corner
VD 8
23Third Corner
VD 5
24East Edge
VD 5
25Purple Haze
VS 4b 15
26Kiss the SkyVS 4a 3
27Sibling Arete
E1 5b 9
28Once in a blue moonHVS 5a 1
 Great Slab 
30What Not
S 42
31plasticene dinosaurE1 5b 8
32Nat Not
VS 4c **28
33Bridge Over Troubled Waters
E3 6a  
34Great Slab
HS 4b 66
35Right Edge
VS 4b *24
36Mac the Knife
VS 4b 1
37Frantic Corner
E4 6a  
38Antic Corner
E1 5b 4
39El Condor Pasa
E3 6b  
40shufflebottom crack
HVS 5a 5
41Great Gully
M 3
42Flake Variation
HD 12
43Main Crack
D 30
44The Scoop
S 39
45Direct (Yellow Raised Slab)
HS 4a 5
46Right Edge (Yellow Raised Slab)
S 2
E4 5c  
48When Dildos ruled the earthHVS 5b 2
49Down on the FarmHVS 5b * 
50Super Arete *V5 *5
51A Line just to the right *
V1 2
52One move wonder on the small block *V2 2
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