Climbs 91
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. The sea level crags are located on the separate Rhossili crag page.

Approach notes

Park at Rhossili village 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.

Restricted Access

 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 31 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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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 *** 71
3 Blackman's Pinch E4 *** 36
4 Skull Attack 7c *** 31
5 Retrobution 7b *** 25
6 Crime and Punishment E5 *** 43
7 Black Wall Direct 8a+ ** 4
8 Black Wall 7b+ ** 13
9 Inch Pinch E3 6b 4
10 The Hant 7a ** 74
11 Tribulations 7a * 72
12 Shakeout E3 5c 3
  Retribution Wall
14 Spades of Glory 5c 77
15 Laughing Spam Fritter VS 4b 26
16 World Without End 6b * 12
17 Pillars of the Earth 6a+ * 54
18 Somme Mothers HVS 5a 15
19 24,000 Ballpoint Pens HS 4a 15
20 Buckets of Bubbly 5b * 78
  Wedge Wall
22 The Fin End of the Wedge 5c 115
23 Wedgling 5b * 140
24 Wedge-egade Master 6a 161
25 Wedge Dew Bin 5b * 168
26 Atomic Wedgie 5b * 174
  Lifebuoy Buttress
28 The Axe E1 * 6
29 Blockbuster 5b * 27
30 Hatchet Man 6b+ * 19
  Black Buttress
32 Pulpit
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HVS 5a 5
33 Crunch VS 4c 3
34 Left Line 6b+ 11
35 Right 6b 7
36 Bragg VS 5
37 Little Spider VD 1
38 Sloppy Seconds HVS 5b 7
39 The Edge E4 6a 1
40 Bits'n Bobs VS 4c 4
41 Spittle and Spume 6c 12
42 Fiff and Faff VS 8
43 Footsie 6a 23
44 Pied Noir 6c+ 10
45 Wonderful Land 6c * 13
46 Monica's Dress 5c ** 25
47 Spit it Out 6a ** 35
48 Black Friday 7a * 15
49 Can't Swallow That 5a * 41
50 Down In One 5a 27
51 The Beautiful People 6a+ * 36
52 Spit'n Polish 6a * 32
53 Spic'n Span 6a 22
54 Defraction corner E2 5b 1
55 Spic'n Polish VS 4b 1
  Sinners Walls
57 Devil May Care 6c+ 2
58 Transgressor's Corner 5a 6
59 Butcher's Slab 6a * 4
60 Repentance Arete 6b+ * 1
61 Stepped Corner 6a * 3
62 Sin Bin 6a+ 4
63 Scintillate 6a+ 3
64 Forgiveness 6b 1
65 Sin Sear 4b 2
66 Sinbad 6b 4
67 Synthesizer Slab 6b 4
68 Devilment 4b 1
69 For ye who has sinned 6c 1
70 The Seven Deadly Sins 6c+ 1
71 Wages of Sin 6c+ 2
  Black Buttress Far Right / Veggie Slabs
73 Fat End of the Veg 4b 7
74 Vegazzle 5a 9
75 Vegemite 4c 1
76 Meat and two veg 5c 7
77 Veg? Ina HS 4a *** 1
78 Veginismus 6a 8
  Black Buttress Far Far Right
80 Nick's Corner VS 5a 2
81 OK Squire 6a * 4
82 Freeloaders Arete 6a+ 4
  Carbon Slab
84 Carbonate 6a 1
85 Carboniferous 5a 1
86 Carbon Copy 6b * 1
87 Carbon Dating 6b+ * 1
88 Carbon Era 6b *  
89 Carbon Times 6b *  
  Calcite Bay
91 Mutton Geoff 6b+ ** 1
92 Minnie You
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6a 1
93 Calcitron 5b 4
94 Calcite Crunch 6b+ 2
95 Calcite Punch 6b+ 1
96 Crinoid Crimper 5c 4
97 Just 2 Mohs 4b 4
98 Low on The Hardness Scale 4c 4
99 Calcite Crack'n Up 6a+ 5
100 Drill Your Own 6b * 3
101 Calcitaclone 6b 3

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