Climbs 21
Rocktype Limestone

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.
if you are not comfortable at font 7c don't bother!

there is important access info for this crag please check out this link before you go's/BaconholeToporevised.pdf

failure to do this will lead to an access ban!

Approach notes'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, the Natural Resource for Wales  have not previously  allowed climbing at this venue.  Following detailed negotiations permisson has been obtained for bouldering on a very limited section of the left hand wall. It's imperative that the agreement is adhered to.




Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 14 August

Reason: Nesting Birds

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 Sanctum f8A+ *** 1
2 Fall of the titans f7B+ ** 12
3 Titans f7B ** 16
4 The groove f7C+ ** 7
5 The holy grail f7B+ ** 6
6 High Society f7B+ ** 4
7 Louis south f7C *** 5
8 Louis left start f8A ** 2
Climb name Grade
9 Louis righthand f7C+ *** 6
10 Silence of the critics f8A+ *** 1
11 Dawids span sit f7C **  
12 Uncle garfuncle f7B * 1
  Stand start silliness for those that can't do the whole line
14 Critics f7B ** 4
15 Dawids span f7B *  
Climb name Grade
  Out of Bounds Area - Do Not Climb
17 Garfuncle direct f7B * 1
18 The flakes f7B * 1
19 Arch royal f7C *** 2
20 Arch royal stand f7B *** 3
21 Groove society * VE *** 1
22 Streaky * f6A 1
23 Smoky * f5 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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