Climbs 243
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 2m a.s.l
Faces S

Nearing the finish of Beati... © goi.ashmore

Crag features

There are two sections of cliffs. The tidal island itself, which has some sections of good rock on the South face and Swanbridge, on the mainland side, a little further East than the East end of the island itself. 

The crag was visited by Phill Thomas, Andy Sharp and others in the early 1970s but no records of ascents were kept - most of the obvious routes will have been climbed then, so if you have first ascent information, or have done the routes before 2010, please claim and name and they will be adjusted so. The bouldering is new.

It is mostly a bouldering spot with a mix of rock types, both soft red sandstone and hard grey limestone. The bouldering is on the limestone with occasional use of the sandstone for footholds.

Swanbridge itself is sea-washed about an hour either side of higher high tides only. It consists of an excellent bench of very sharp crystalline rock with some good long traverses and a 15ft slab off to the East. It is accessed by walking East along slabs from Swanbridge beach. The bouldering keeps strictly off the red sandsone band for footholds unless specifically mentioned.



Approach notes

Sully Island is accessed via a natural tidal causeway, which disappears extremely quickly once the tide starts to rise. Visitors should check the tide times carefully, bearing in mind that it takes about 15 minutes to cross back to the mainland. Usually a safe window is about 2.5 hours either side of low. From the Penarth to Sully road, turn down the Swanbridge road sign posted to the Captain's Wife and park there to access the beach.


No guides found for this crag

Impression of some easier problems from 2012 :
joepremier - 29/Oct/14
This is a nice crag. Revidi is a great traverse. Well worth a look
fyfee8a - 18/Jul/14
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Sully Island 
 Union Barons 
3Cerith's VeinD 2
4Arthur Scargillf5 2
5Hugh Scanlonf6A *1
6Jack Jonesf6C *1
7Jimmy Knappf6A+ *1
 Viscount Stansgate 
9Post Office Towerf5 *1
 Barbara Castle 
11Breathalyserf3+ 1
12Motorway Speed Limitf4 1
13Jack Strawf5+ *1
14In Place Of Strifef5 1
15Jeremy Corbynf4 1
 Dennis Healey 
17Savaged By A Dead SheepV1 1
18Joe's Arete
f5+ 1
19TR-2f5+ 1
20Practical Old BruiserV1 1
21Joe's Rooff6A *1
 Froggatt Ledge 
23Clown's EliminateS 1
24Hot ChivesVS 5a **1
25The Sully Jokef5+ *1
26Spartacus Ring Your Mother!f5+ *1
27Blow JestVD 1
28Benign ChivesHD *1
29Sole DoubtVD 1
30NarcissicistVD 1
31Downhill Razorf4+ 1
 Joe's Garage 
33Joe's Garage Act IV0- *1
34Joe's Garage Act IIV0- 1
35Joe's Garage Act IIIV0+ *1
 Cerith's Boulder 
37Does The Pope Slab In The Woods?f4 1
38He Came, He Saw, He Slabbed In The Woodsf5 4
39Are Bears Catholic?f5+ 1
 Flying Crag 
41Russell's TeapotHS 5b *1
42Russell Grant's TeapotVD 1
43Martian Crocker's Flying CircusVS 5b *1
44Don't Fear The Rhi-ferE1 5c *1
45Rhi Per Bahnf4+ 1
46Rhi-naissanceVS 4c **1
47Rhi-MergenceE2 5b ***1
 West End 
49Ministry Of Sully WalksS 4c 1
 The Parallel Egerton 
51I Wept For Alec Trenchf5 *1
52I Saved Jason Kingf5 *1
 Roy Of The Roaches 
54Brassieres In TimeVD *1
55Reset Portion Of Gallery 69HS 4a **1
56Recent Porking in Gallery of 69sS 1
57Eugene's AdzeVD 1
58Via Surfer RosaVD 1
59Val Qui RieS 1
60Slings Of UnreasonD *1
61A Fistful Of Chris' StoolsD 1
62Duog!VD 1
 Chee Dale Mk II 
646.9 Pounds OverweightHVD 1
65The Sea Has A 5p SurchargeVD *1
66Stone The RoachS 1
67Put Nicola Sturgeon Back In Her CupboardHS 4a 1
68Chee Tor Girdle Traverse IIIHS 4b 1
69Cistern MalfunctionS *1
70Daylight SnobberyVD 1
71Floored By The Piesf6A *1
72The Okraf3+ 1
73Golden Bilef4+ 1
74Whales Of The Riverbankf5 1
75Incremental Alabasterf5 *1
76Darl Pitch 3f4 1
77Battered By Water Wingsf3 1
78Naive And Sentimental Scrubberf6A+ *1
79General ImpertinenceD 1
80Major InsoucianceM 1
81Lethal Dozef5 1
82Lies Of A Sticklebackf4 1
83Tenth LifeD 1
84Seven Tons Overweightf4 *1
86CarpentryS *1
87PedwarM 1
88GravelM 1
89Pet WaspM 1
90Uncle DenzilD 1
91Second Most Famous Living Welsh PoetVD *1
92SiadwellS *1
 The Queen Of Wales 
94Kirk Spartacus Jonesf4 *2
95Catherine Spartacus Jonesf5 **2
96Michael Spartacus Jonesf4+ *2
97Eugene Traverse-Jonesf4+ *2
 Howard Marks 
99Gamma Gamma Gamma Gamma Gamma Chameleon5b *2
100Hamilton McMillanf6A *1
101Donald Nicef6B 1
102Howard Marksf4 1
103Rho Rho Rho Your Boatf4 *2
 Pub Quiz 
105Frank Hovisf5 1
106Sophia Gardensf5+ *1
 Donkey Hotey 
108Facts Are The Enemy Of Truthf6B *1
110Geraint Pillockf5+ *1
111Mrs Hideousf6A *1
112Hugh PughS 4b 1
113Kenny TwattHS 4a 1
114Barry WelshD 1
116Grumbly And District Choral SocietyHVS 5c 1
117Ivor The EngineVD 2
118Jones The SteamVD *1
119Idris The DragonHVD 1
120Dai StationHVD 1
1222St8 The Obviousf5 1
123Look At the St8 of Uf4 1
124G8s of DeliriumV0- 1
125Over w8 And Out of d8M 1
126Llwelyn The Gr8D 1
127I H8s You FastbackD 1
128Battle Of The River Pl8f5 *1
130The 1990 Problemf5+ *1
131Shadowing The Deutschemarkf5 1
132Security Council Resolution 678f3+ 1
 Hibernia Boulder 
134Ad Hiberniam Non Veniamf6A *2
135Ad Hiberniam Mihi Venendumf5+ 2
 Reveni Boulder 
137Esse Vel EsseneD 2
138Eram Quod Es, Eris Quod Sumf4 2
139Es Quod Esf4+ *3
140Esne Es Quod Sitf4 1
141Dai Iactus EstV2 3
142Backblock Traversef6B 5
143Inter Caecos Regnat Strabof7A+ *1
144Autem Et Superf6B+ *1
145Backblock Aretef6A *8
146Ut Mihi Non Tenuesf7A *1
147Ut Mihi Non Tenues (Hanging Start)f7A+ *1
148Finis Coronat Opusf7A+ *1
149Maledixif7A *1
150Maledixisf7A+ *1
151Maledixit7c *1
152Malediximus7c *1
153Maledixitis7c+ **1
154Maledixerunt!8a **1
155Cogitavisti Valedixissemf7A+ **1
156Ava Repensf7A *1
157Ava Scandens7c+ **1
158Ava Saltans7c+ **1
159Ava Ambulens7c+ *1
160Nemo me impecunia lacessitV2 4
161Per Otium, Progressus SumV3 *5
162Implicari!V4 *4
163Canis Malus Iterum Fugit!6b+ *17
164Puella Maior Minorem Vorat7a *1
165Venare Canem!7a+ *1
166What's Weetabix in Latin?V0 6
167Caeci ErantV2 3
168Beati Silures Quibus Bibere Vivere Est7b+ ***5
169Maledicti Ordovices Quibus Respirare Praequeri Est7c **1
170Brigantes into Recessi7b **1
171Brigantes Into Revidi7b+ **1
172Revidi, Reveni, Revici7b **13
173Horum Omnium Fortissimi Sunt Brigantes (easy version)7c **1
174Horum Omnium Fortissimi Sunt Brigantes7c+ ***1
175Septentrio Maestus Est7c+ **1
176Omnes Trans Omnia7c+ **2
177Veni, Vidi, Recessi7a+ *15
178Silures Saltant Sobri Necf5+ *2
179Non Fluctuat, Nec Mergitur Hicf3+ 2
180Semper Idem Nonnumquam, Vidisnef6A+ 2
181Ystradgynlais Delendum Estf3 2
182Reverse Of Ava Scandens7c **1
183Reverse of Revidi7b *1
184Reverse of Beati7b+ *1
185Reverse of Brigantes
7c *1
186Reverse of Omnes Trans Omnia
7c+ *1
187Reverse of Recessi
7a+ *1
188Reverse of Puella Maior
7a+ 1
189Reverse Of Canis Malus
6c *1
 Catatonia Wall 
191Things Are Getting StrangeD 4
192I'm Starting To WorryHD 2
193This Could Be A CaseVD 1
194For Mulder And Sully!S *1
195Road RageVS 5a *1
196When Barry Met SullyD 1
198Matt's Route 2HVS 5b *1
199Matt's Route 1HVS 5b *1
200Where Eagles AberdareE2 5b *1
 Merthyr She Wrote 
202Jape Of The Furry CountryVS 5a 1
203The Pandy ClockHVS 5a *2
204Crawshay's CastleE1 5b *2
205Merthyr On The Orient ExpressVD *1
206Dowlais FlopVS 5a *2
207Breakoutf5 *3
208Take Her Up The BlorengeVS 5a 1
209Breakawayf6A *3
210Call Canute!E1 5a 1
 Twin Town Sector 
212He Wanted To Be Buried At Sea, See?S 4a *1
213Who?S 4a 1
214FattyM 1
215He Wanted To Be Buried At Sea!S 1
216Good Old Boy, FattyVD 1
217Fuck Off Back To Noddy Land!E1 5a **1
218Captain Says A Few Wordsf6A+ *1
219Bit Of A Sing Songf6A 1
220In With The Sharks!7a *1
221Nice Pot Of Sticky-StickyVS 4c 1
222Get Yer Own Fucking Glue!VS 4c *1
224Bananarama's Wiemaraner's Panamanian Panoramaf2+ 1
226Country SongHS 4c 1
227Moving In WithVS 4c *1
228Mad CyrilVS 4c *1
229Fat Lady WrestlersVS 4c *1
230PerformanceVS 4c 1
231Brain DeadVS 5a 1
232Lazyitisf6A **1
233RH Start to Lazyitis (needs a name)f6B+  
 Guest Informant 
235Guest Informantf6A *1
 Plinth Boulder 
237Beware The IDS Of March!f6A+ *1
238The Panama Papersf6B *1
 The Red Zone 
240Captain Hookf6B+ *1
 Aquatic Carnivore Of Cetecean Lineage 
242Pete Hookf7A *1
243Konnie Huqf6B 1
 East End 
245She Was A Girl From Birminghamf5+ 1
 1914 Bench 
248Haelen Bridgef7A *4
249Yser7c **3
250Race To The Sea7c+ ***1
251CharleroiV4+ *4
252The Marne7b *3
253The Retreat From Mons7b *6
254The Aisne7b+ **2
255Le Cateau7a+ *12
256Smith-DorrienV3 *12
257Enola Gayf7A *1
258Fat Man7c **2
259Window Lickers Of The World Unite And Take Over7c **1
260The Strange Death Of Liberal England7c+ **1
261Bockscar7b *2
262Little BoyV4 3
263Rhiw De Sullyf6B 1
264Roux De Sullyf6A+ 1
265Rue de SullyV3 *3
266Second Septermberprogramm For Junckerf6C *1
267Petit-Croixf6C *1
268Monsf5 5
269With General French7a+ *2
270One Way Ticket To Troisvierges Stationf6B+ *1
271Sully CatV2 2
272First YpresV3 3
273UnamedV2 *3
274PanthersprungV2 4
 Slabs Area 
276Sully AreteV0- 12
277Sully View Slabf5 **19
278Sully BuggersV1 *7
279Sully BullyV0+ 5
280Far Too SullyV2 5
281Stop That! It's Sully!f4 1

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