UKC

Climbs 118
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 25m a.s.l
Faces NW

Calm all around... © Kyle Warlow

Crag features

Home to the splendid Adultress (E2 5c) whose crux was the cover pic for a previous guidebook. Also has some finger-busting crimpfests for sporty types. The longest route is 27m (Adultress) but most are more like 15m.

This area also includes Retribution Wall. Wedge Wall is just around the corner (to your left on the way down to Trial Wall) and has its own crag page.

Other crags accessible from here by continuing to follow the path SW include: Black ButtressSilent Walls, Calcite BaySinners WallsWindy ButtressThe Fat Lady Wall and Carbon  Slab.

The sea level crags are located on the separate Rhossili crag page.

Approach notes

Park at Rhossili village in the National Trust car park and walk along the narrow road past the NT shop towards Worm's Head. Just before the track makes a sharp left turn, scramble down towards the sea towards Trial Wall.

Access Advice

 Further Update 23/07/17 the restrictions have now been lifted for the 2017 season...

Update -Kestrels are nesting in a hole between the routes Black Wall and Inch Pinch. Climbers are advised to avoid these routes until the end of July or until the birds fledge. Please note that while this is not a formally agreed restriction, all wild birds are protected while in or near a nest and it is an offence to disturb any wild bird while it is building a nest or is in or near a nest containing eggs or young.

June 20th update - The owners (Natioanl Trust) have deemed that a seasonal restriction of the whole of Trial Wall is required until the birds are fully fledged - please observe this for the remainder of this year's nesting season .  Further discussion will take place with the NT to determine the extent tof future restrctiuons here. 

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 21 July

Reason: Nesting Birds

A well established pair of Kestrels nest in a hole between Black Wall and Inch Pinch. Please avoid these routes duing these dates. 

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Guidebooks

South Wales Sport Climbs

South Wales Sport Climbs covers the area to the south of the Brecon Beacons, spanning the land and sea cliffs from the River Wye on the Welsh border to Pembrokeshire in the west. The area is home to a wealth of sport climbing on a multitude of venues ranging from small inland quarries to extensive limestone sea cliffs.
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We were harassed (literally) by a very aggressive and officious Coastguard for climbing in this area. She incorrectly told us climbing was banned in this area (not correct, climbing has occurred here with the agreement of the CCW/NT since at least the mid 1950s). She proceeded to film us and told us we would be reported to the MCA (who clearly do not have jurisdiction here). I'd suggest that anyone else with a similar experience report this to the BMC.
goi.ashmore - 24/Jul/17
Felt like there should have been at least one extra bolt on each route and a couple more lower offs (which will not last very long if people top rope through them without using carabiners!) - there is no point in scrimping on bolts. Also these are showing lots of polish for not very old routes.
TraceyR - 18/Aug/14
Please active kestrel nest at top of inch pinch please avoid black wall indirect and inch pinch until 31st July 2014
mikeshewring - 31/May/14
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Trial Wall
2 The Adulteress E2 *** 64
3 Blackman's Pinch E4 *** 38
4 Skull Attack 7c *** 34
5 Retrobution 7b *** 28
6 Crime and Punishment E5 *** 47
7 Black Wall Direct 8a+ ** 5
8 Black Wall 7b+ ** 14
9 Inch Pinch 7a 4
10 The Hant 7a ** 79
11 As you were! 7b+ * 1
12 Tribulations 7a * 81
13 Shakeout E3 5c 3
  Retribution Wall
15 Spades of Glory 5c 80
16 Laughing Spam Fritter VS 4b 26
17 World Without End 6b * 14
18 Pillars of the Earth 6a+ * 66
19 Somme Mothers HVS 5a 17
20 24,000 Ballpoint Pens HS 4a 15
21 Buckets of Bubbly 5b * 88
  Wedge Wall
23 The Fin End of the Wedge 5c 120
24 Wedgling 5b * 151
25 Wedge-egade Master 6a 174
26 Wedge Dew Bin 5b * 182
27 Atomic Wedgie 5b * 186
28 Moss Tickle Crack VS 4c * 1
29 More Moss VS 4b 1
30 Moss Bros HVS 4c 1
31 Checking Lichen 4b * 1
  Lifebuoy Buttress
33 Whetstone 6b+ * 1
34 The Axe E1 * 6
35 Blockbuster 5b * 37
36 Hatchet Man 6b+ * 30
37 Pulpit HVS 5a 5
38 Crunch VS 4c 3
  Black Buttress
40 Left Line 6b+ 13
41 Right 6b 8
42 Life Without Porpoise 6c+ 1
43 Bragg VS 5
Climb name Grade
44 Little Spider VD 1
45 Sloppy Seconds HVS 5b 7
46 The Edge E4 6a 1
47 Bits'n Bobs VS 4c 4
48 Spittle and Spume 6c 17
49 Fiff and Faff VS 10
50 Footsie 6a 32
51 Pied Noir 6c+ 22
52 Wonderful Land 6c * 26
53 Monica's Dress 5c ** 43
54 Spit it Out 6a ** 56
55 Black Friday 7a * 30
56 Can't Swallow That 5a * 56
57 Down In One 5a 37
58 The Beautiful People 6a+ * 54
59 Spit'n Polish 6a * 44
60 Spic'n Span 6a 33
61 Defraction corner E2 5b 1
62 Spic'n Polish VS 4b 1
  Sinners Walls
64 Devil May Care 6c+ 3
65 Transgressor's Corner 5a 9
66 Butcher's Slab 6a * 7
67 Repentance Arete 6b+ * 2
68 Stepped Corner 6a * 6
69 Sin Bin 6a+ 7
70 Scintillate 6a+ 7
71 Forgiveness 6b 1
72 Father Confessor 6a+ 4
73 Sin Sear 4b 3
74 Sinbad 6b 4
75 Sinus 6b  
76 Synthesizer Slab 6b 4
77 Devilment 4b 4
78 For ye who has sinned 6c 1
79 The Seven Deadly Sins 6c+ 2
80 Wages of Sin 6c+ 6
81 Sinner Man 7b  
  Windy Buttress
83 Blow me down 6b+ * 3
84 Tha'r she blows 6b+ ** 3
85 A Stiff Blow 6a 2
86 Blow up 5b 2
Climb name Grade
  Black Buttress Far Right / Veggie Slabs
88 Fat End of the Veg 4b 13
89 Vegazzle 5a 15
90 Vegemite 4c 5
91 Meat and Two Veg 5c 13
92 Veg? Ina HS 4a *** 1
93 Veginismus 6a 14
94 Bell Tower of Curon 6b+ 1
  Black Buttress Far Far Right
96 Nick's Corner VS 5a 2
97 OK Squire 6a * 7
98 Freeloaders Arete 6a+ 7
99 Noisiness 6b 5
100 Bedlam 6b 7
101 White Noise 6c+ ** 4
  Carbon Slab
103 Wait For The Fat Lady's Thong 5b 3
104 Carbonate 6a 13
105 Carboniferous 5a 15
106 Carbon Copy 6b * 20
107 Carbon Dating 6b+ * 12
108 Carbon Era 6b * 9
109 Carbon Times 6b * 8
110 Carbon Light 4b *** 4
  Calcite Bay
112 Mutton Geoff 6b+ ** 1
113 Lambs To The Slaughter 7a *** 1
114 Minnie You
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6a 5
115 Calcitron 5b 8
116 Calcite Crunch 6b+ 4
117 Calcite Punch 6b+ 4
118 Crinoid Crimper 5c 11
119 Just 2 Mohs 4b 9
120 Low on The Hardness Scale 4c 6
121 Calcite Crack'n Up 6a+ 8
122 Drill Your Own 6b * 8
123 Calcitaclone 6b 10
  Fat Lady Wall
125 Chubby Loving 6a 2
126 Plumper Romp 6b+ 1
127 Bosom Pals 6b+ 1
128 Butterball 5c * 2
129 It's Not All Over 5c 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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