Climbs 220
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 2m a.s.l
Faces S

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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+  
46Rhi-naissanceVS 4c **1
 West End 
48Ministry Of Sully WalksS 4c 1
 The Parallel Egerton 
50I Wept For Alec Trenchf5 *1
51I Saved Jason Kingf5 *1
 Roy Of The Roaches 
53Brassieres In TimeVD *1
54Reset Portion Of Gallery 69HS 4a **1
55Recent Porking in Gallery of 69sS 1
56Eugene's AdzeVD 1
57Via Surfer RosaVD 1
58Val Qui RieS 1
59Slings Of UnreasonD *1
60A Fistful Of Chris' StoolsD 1
61Duog!VD 1
 Chee Dale Mk II 
636.9 Pounds OverweightHVD 1
64The Sea Has A 5p SurchargeVD *1
65Stone The RoachS 1
66Put Nicola Sturgeon Back In Her CupboardHS 4a 1
67Chee Tor Girdle Traverse IIIHS 4b 1
68Cistern MalfunctionS *1
69Daylight SnobberyVD 1
70Floored By The Piesf6A *1
71The Okraf3+ 1
72Golden Bilef4+ 1
73Whales Of The Riverbankf5 1
74Incremental Alabasterf5 *1
75Darl Pitch 3f4 1
76Battered By Water Wingsf3 1
77Naive And Sentimental Scrubberf6A+ *1
78General ImpertinenceD 1
79Major InsoucianceM 1
80Lethal Dozef5 1
81Lies Of A Sticklebackf4 1
82Tenth LifeD 1
83Seven Tons Overweightf4 *1
85CarpentryS *1
86PedwarM 1
87GravelM 1
88Pet WaspM 1
89Uncle DenzilD 1
90Second Most Famous Living Welsh PoetVD *1
91SiadwellS *1
 The Queen Of Wales 
93Kirk Spartacus Jonesf4 *2
94Catherine Spartacus Jonesf5 **2
95Michael Spartacus Jonesf4+ *2
96Eugene Traverse-Jonesf4+ *2
 Howard Marks 
98Gamma Gamma Gamma Gamma Gamma Chameleon5b *2
99Hamilton McMillanf6A *1
100Donald Nicef6B 1
101Howard Marksf4 1
102Rho Rho Rho Your Boatf4 *2
 Pub Quiz 
104Frank Hovisf5 1
105Sophia Gardensf5+ *1
 Donkey Hotey 
107Facts Are The Enemy Of Truthf6B *1
109Geraint Pillockf5+ *1
110Mrs Hideousf6A *1
111Hugh PughS 4b 1
112Kenny TwattHS 4a 1
113Barry WelshD 1
115Grumbly And District Choral SocietyHVS 5c 1
116Ivor The EngineVD 2
117Jones The SteamVD *1
118Idris The DragonHVD 1
119Dai StationHVD 1
1212St8 The Obviousf5 1
122Look At the St8 of Uf4 1
123G8s of DeliriumV0- 1
124Over w8 And Out of d8M 1
125Llwelyn The Gr8D 1
126I H8s You FastbackD 1
127Battle Of The River Pl8f5 *1
129The 1990 Problemf5+ *1
130Shadowing The Deutschemarkf5 1
131Security Council Resolution 678f3+ 1
 Hibernia Boulder 
133Ad Hiberniam Non Veniamf6A *2
134Ad Hiberniam Mihi Venendumf5+ 2
 Reveni Boulder 
136Esse Vel EsseneD 2
137Eram Quod Es, Eris Quod Sumf4 2
138Es Quod Esf4+ *3
139Esne Es Quod Sitf4 1
140Dai Iactus EstV2 3
141Backblock Traversef6B 5
142Inter Caecos Regnat Strabof7A+ *1
143Autem Et Superf6B+ *1
144Backblock Aretef6A *8
145Ut Mihi Non Tenuesf7A *1
146Ut Mihi Non Tenues (Hanging Start)f7A+ *1
147Maledixif7A *1
148Maledixisf7A+ *1
149Cogitavisti Valedixissemf7A+ **1
150Ava Repensf7A *1
151Ava Scandens7c+ **1
152Nemo me impecunia lacessitV2 4
153Per Otium, Progressus SumV3 *5
154Implicari!V4 *4
155Canis malus iterum fugit!6b+ *13
156Puella Maior Minorem Vorat7a+ *1
157What's Weetabix in Latin?V0 6
158Caeci ErantV2 3
159Beati Silures Quibus Bibere Vivere Est7c ***5
160Maledicti Ordovices Quibus Respirare Praequeri Est7c **1
161Brigantes into Recessi7b **1
162Brigantes Into Revidi7b+ **1
163Revidi, Reveni, Revici7b+ **13
164Horum Omnium Fortissimi Sunt Brigantes (easy version)7c **1
165Horum Omnium Fortissimi Sunt Brigantes7c+ ***1
166Septentrio Maestus Est7c+ **1
167Omnes Trans Omnia8a **2
168Veni, Vidi, Recessi7a+ *13
169Silures Saltant Sobri Necf5+ *2
170Non Fluctuat, Nec Mergitur Hicf3+ 2
171Semper Idem Nonnumquam, Vidisnef6A+ 2
172Ystradgynlais Delendum Estf3 2
 Catatonia Wall 
174Things Are Getting StrangeD 4
175I'm Starting To WorryHD 2
176This Could Be A CaseVD 1
177For Mulder And Sully!S *1
178Road RageVS 5a *1
179When Barry Met SullyD 1
181Matt's Route 2HVS 5b *1
182Matt's Route 1HVS 5b *1
183Where Eagles AberdareE2 5b *1
 Merthyr She Wrote 
185Jape Of The Furry CountryVS 5a 1
186The Pandy ClockHVS 5a *2
187Crawshay's CastleE1 5b *2
188Merthyr On The Orient ExpressVD *1
189Dowlais FlopVS 5a *2
190Breakoutf5 *3
191Take Her Up The BlorengeVS 5a 1
192Breakawayf6A *3
193Call Canute!E1 5a 1
 Twin Town Sector 
195He Wanted To Be Buried At Sea, See?S 4a *1
196Who?S 4a 1
197FattyM 1
198He Wanted To Be Buried At Sea!S 1
199Good Old Boy, FattyVD 1
200Nice Pot Of Sticky-StickyVS 4c 1
201Get Yer Own Fucking Glue!VS 4c *1
203Bananarama's Wiemaraner's Panamanian Panoramaf2+ 1
205Country SongHS 4c 1
206Moving In WithVS 4c *1
207Mad CyrilVS 4c *1
208Fat Lady WrestlersVS 4c *1
209PerformanceVS 4c 1
210Brain DeadVS 5a 1
211Lazyitisf6A **1
212RH Start to Lazyitis (needs a name)f6B+  
 Guest Informant 
214Guest Informantf6A *1
 Plinth Boulder 
216Beware The IDS Of March!f6A+ *1
217The Panama Papersf6B *1
 The Red Zone 
219Captain Hookf6B+ *1
 Aquatic Carnivore Of Cetecean Lineage 
221Pete Hookf7A *1
222Konnie Huqf6B 1
 East End 
224She Was A Girl From Birminghamf5+ 1
 1914 Bench 
227Haelen Bridgef7A *4
228Yser7c **3
229Race To The Sea7c+ ***1
230CharleroiV4+ *4
231The Marne7b *3
232The Retreat From Mons7b *6
233The Aisne7b+ **2
234Le Cateau7a+ *12
235Smith-DorrienV3 *11
236Enola Gay7b+ *1
237Fat Man7c **2
238Window Lickers Of The World Unite And Take Over7c **1
239The Strange Death Of Liberal England7c+ **1
240Bockscar7b *2
241Little BoyV4 3
242Roux De Sullyf6A+ 1
243Rue de SullyV3 *2
244Second Septermberprogramm For Junckerf6C *1
245Petit-Croixf6C *1
246Monsf5 5
247With General French7a+ *2
248One Way Ticket To Troisvierges Stationf6B+ *1
249Sully CatV2 2
250First YpresV3 2
251UnamedV2 *3
252PanthersprungV2 4
 Slabs Area 
254Sully AreteV0- 11
255Sully View Slabf5 **16
256Sully BuggersV1 *6
257Sully BullyV0+ 4
258Far Too SullyV2 4

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