Climbs 41
Rocktype Limestone

Faces S

A last good day in September. Walk in from Great Tor towards Three Cliffs Bay, Gower. © terragait

Crag features

Very popular with beginners and clubs. Easy-angled slabs up to 25m high including two great ***VS routes, Scavenger (4b) and Arch Slab (4c). There is an E4 6a too, but it stands alone among easier routes. (There's nothing in the grades between the lone HVS - which is very short and easy at HVS 4c - and that E4.) Some routes polished at start.

Approach notes

Tidal. The sea comes in very fast: don't get caught at the bottom. Approach from the campsite down across the bay. Miscalculating the tide will mean wet trousers, at best.

Went today. Glorious in the sunshine. Met the basset hound. Sat on my shoes, said hello to everyone then dug a hole and barked at it.
ColPerkins - 14/Aug/14
The basset hound is still at large. He came a dug a massive trench next to us and barked at it randomly. I've not attempted any of the climbs here but plan too this weekend.
jiib - 05/Aug/13
Last few times we went there a little Basset hound that must live near the beach and roams around all day following people around. Name's Bettsy and seems a bit scavengerish, TIP: put your bags etc about 10 meters out from the face. when the tide gets close get down and out this'll give you time another is don't leave food open at the bottom or it won't be there when you get down courtesy of Bettsy... peace out
Obvian - 08/Mar/07
we climbed and abseiled all three. they go in stages of hardness. i've never done hvs before but i shot up it, it was great but quite hard. TIP: use your toes and don't rely on your hands to much its your feet you use more. TIP: be careful like you always should be TIP: concentrate
terri-louise - 24/Oct/03
I have some great memories of this wonerfull place, scavanger was my first lead climb, shame I never manage to the hardest route inside the cave. maybe one day!?
becci - 27/Feb/03
Login as Existing User to add your comments

Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Left Crack M 86
2 Right Crack 1 M 92
3 Wall Climb I
D 155
4 Cleft I
D 222
5 Wall Climb II
D 172
6 Cleft II
VD 383
7 Wall Climb
D 208
8 Left Corner I
D 293
9 Initiation Flake
S 608
10 Right Corner I
D 153
11 Meander
D 115
12 Bulge
VD 103
13 Left Corner II
D 164
Climb name Grade
14 Piton Route HS 27
15 Inverted V HVS 4c * 273
16 Spouse Crack S 253
17 Right Crack II
S 4a 49
18 Quartz Corner
HS 4b 193
19 Joggled Wall - Left side variation VD 71
20 Joggled Wall
VD 497
21 Joggled Wall Direct
HS 4a * 590
22 Left Edge
HS 4b 191
23 Perseverance HS 4b * 619
24 Right Corner II
M 119
25 Arch Slab VS 4c ** 552
26 Under Milk Wood VS 4a 204
Climb name Grade
27 The Steal E4 6a ** 5
28 Scavenger VS 4c *** 800
29 Scavenger Variations
VS 4c 14
30 Hangel
VS 4c 24
31 Maze Bulge HVS 5a 1
32 October
S 19
33 Plumb Line
D 177
34 Disappointment D * 84
35 Circumvention M 11
36 Consolation VD 44
37 Traverse of the Three Pinnacles M * 87
38 The Battle of Midway
VS 5b 9
39 Back Beat
E3 5c 1

Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer Matt88