Climbs 31
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 19m a.s.l
Faces S

Crag features

Bacon Hole, found near Southgate on Gower is home to some of the hardest bouldering problems in South Wales. the climbing is found on a ferociously steep wall on some really small crimps.

there is important access info for this crag please check out this link before you go

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14649144/Topo's/BaconholeToporevised.pdf

failure to do this will lead to an access ban!

Approach notes

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14649144/Topo's/BaconholeToporevised.pdf

Access Advice

Bacon Hole is an internationally important conservation site, both for its geology, its archaeology and for the fauna (protected bats and choughs) found in the area. It's a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and the features of the site (including roosting and hibernating bats) are protected by law. For this reason the owners, the National Trust and Government of Wales's conservation advisors, Natural Resource Wales have not previously allowed climbing at this venue.  

Following detailed negotiations, permisson has been obtained for bouldering on a defined section of the left hand wall while bats are not roosting.  It's imperative that the agreement is adhered to. Full information about this and when bouldering is allowed at bacon hole is found on the attached guide.

 

 

 

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 October to 30 April

Reason: Other Conservation

The cliff is also within the agreed seasonal restriction to protect nesting choughs. This restriction extends from Bosco's Cave to Quartz Corner.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Titans f7B ** 18
2 Fall of the Titans f7B+ ** 14
3 The Fall of Society f8A+ ** 1
4 Groovy Titans f7C+ ** 3
5 Sanctum f8B ** 2
6 The groove f7C+ ** 8
7 The Holy Grail f7C ** 10
8 Louis Left f8B ** 3
9 Cut to the Quick f7C+ 3
10 Groove Society f8A+ *** 3
11 High Society f7C ** 6
Climb name Grade
12 Louis south f7C+ *** 8
13 Louis' Holy Grail f8B * 1
14 Louis' High Society f8B+ * 1
15 Louis righthand f7C *** 9
16 The Sanction f8A * 2
17 Unsanctioned f8B * 1
18 The Last Supper f8B * 1
19 The Long Night f8B+ * 1
20 Critics f7B ** 6
21 Dawids span f7B *  
22 Dawids span sit f7C **  
Climb name Grade
  Out of Bounds Area - Do Not Climb
24 Uncle garfuncle f7B * 1
25 Garfuncle direct f7B * 1
26 The flakes f7B * 1
27 Arch royal f7C *** 2
28 Arch royal stand f7B *** 3
  Small Roof
30 Streaky f6A 4
31 Smoky f5 3
32 Chosslyn Frugtniet f7B 4
33 Thunderball f8A * 1

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