Climbs 142
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 25m a.s.l
Faces NW

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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).

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 cliffs here are of limestone. Some of the newly equipped routes may still be little looser that some of the less experienced climbers might expect.  Exercise caution.

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

A pair of Kestrels nest in the hole between the routes Black Wall and Inch Pinch, partial and full retrictions will be in place while the birds are sitting and feeding the young. 

Please follow any signage placed at the bottom of the face giving up to date information on the restrictions agreed with the National Trust. 

Partial restrictions will normally be in place from mid April - mid June and then a full restriction until the chicks fledge at the end of July, but this will of course depend on the birds!

Please note that 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.

 

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 15 April to 31 July

Reason: Nesting Birds

A well established pair of Kestrels nest in a hole between Black Wall and Inch Pinch.

A partial restriction is in place on the routes either side of the nest from April 15th (subject to change - see local signage) to allow the birds to sit peacefully on thier eggs.

A full restriction is in place on all routes on Trial Wall from June 15th - July 31st (subject to change - see local signage) to allow the birds to feed their young without disruption.

Any restriction will be lifted once the young have fledged. 

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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
  Retribution Wall
2 Spades of Glory 5c 111
3 Laughing Spam Fritter VS 4b 32
4 World Without End 6b * 19
5 Pillars of the Earth 6a+ * 110
6 Somme Mothers HVS 5a 21
7 24,000 Ballpoint Pens HS 4a 18
8 Buckets of Bubbly 5b * 136
  Trial Wall
10 The Adulteress E2 *** 82
11 Blackman's Pinch E4 *** 96
12 Back to Black 7c ** 3
13 Zealot 8a ** 2
14 Under Attack 7a+  
15 Skull Attack 7c *** 42
16 Retrobution 7b *** 61
17 Crime and Punishment (Pre Aug 2017) E5 *** 45
18 Crime and Punishment E5 *** 35
19 Black Wall Direct 8a+ ** 6
20 Black Wall 7b+ ** 17
21 Inch Pinch 7a 5
22 The Hant 7a ** 106
23 As you were! 7b+ * 1
24 Tribulations 7a * 104
25 Shakeout E3 5c 3
  Wedge Wall
27 The Fin End of the Wedge 5c 178
28 Wedgling 5b * 225
29 Wedge-egade Master 6a 263
30 Wedge Dew Bin 5b * 272
31 Atomic Wedgie 5b * 265
32 Ayla
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HS  
33 More Moss VS 4b 1
34 Moss Tickle Crack VS 4c * 1
35 Moss Bros HVS 4c 1
36 Checking Lichen 4b * 9
37 Towers of Curon 6b+ 1
38 Whetstone 6b+ * 4
39 Wedge Wall Traverse * 5c 2
40 Wedge Wall Reverse * 5c * 2
41 Maritime Sunburst * f6A 2
42 Leftist * f6A+ * 2
43 Divided Kingdom * f5 2
  Lifebuoy Buttress
45 The Axe E1 * 8
46 Blockbuster 5b * 96
47 Hatchet Man 6b+ * 74
48 Pulpit HVS 5a 5
49 Crunch VS 4c 3
  Black Buttress
51 Left Line 6b+ 28
52 Right 6b 14
Climb name Grade
53 Life Without Porpoise 6c+ 1
54 Defraction Corner E2 5b 1
55 Bragg VS 6
56 Little Spider VD 2
57 Sloppy Seconds HVS 5b 10
58 The Edge E4 6a 2
59 Bits'n Bobs VS 4c 8
60 Spittle and Spume 6c 29
61 Fiff and Faff VS 25
62 Footsie 6a 72
63 Pied Noir 6c+ 56
64 Wonderful Land 6c * 80
65 Monica's Dress 5c ** 149
66 Spit it Out 6a ** 158
67 Black Friday 7a * 75
68 Can't Swallow That 5a * 157
69 Down In One 5a 87
70 The Beautiful People 6a+ * 140
71 Spit'n Polish 6a * 101
72 Spic'n Polish VS 4b 2
73 Spic'n Span 6a 81
  Black Buttress Far Right / Veggie Slabs
75 Fat End of the Veg 4b 19
76 Vegazzle 5a 22
77 Minnie Me
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4c 2
78 Vegemite 4c 8
79 Meat and Two Veg 5c 17
80 Veg? Ina HS 4a *** 4
81 Veginismus 6a 18
  Silent Walls
83 Nick's Corner VS 5a 3
84 OK Squire 6a * 11
85 Freeloaders Arête 6a+ 13
86 It's Oh So Quiet 6b+ * 2
87 Noisiness 6b 7
88 Bedlam 6b 8
89 White Noise 6c+ ** 11
  Silent Fright Buttress
91 Silent Fright E4 6a 1
92 Deafening Calm HVS 4c 2
93 Summertime Blues HVS 5a  
94 Playground Twist E2 5c  
95 Executioner's Thrill E4 6b  
96 The Mad Mad Mad Lundy Axeman
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E3 5c  
97 Lundy Tilting
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E2 5c  
98 Head Splitter
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VS 4c 1
99 An Audience of Sheep
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E5 6b  
  Calcite Bay
101 Mutton Geoff 6b+ ** 1
102 Lambs to the Slaughter
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7a *** 2
103 Minnie You
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5b 11
104 Calcitron 5b 12
Climb name Grade
105 Calcite Crunch 6b+ 4
106 Calcite Punch 6b+ 4
107 Crinoid Crimper 5c 14
108 Just 2 Mohs 4b 9
109 Low on The Hardness Scale 4c 8
110 Calcite Crack'n Up 6a+ 9
111 Drill Your Own 6b * 8
112 Calcitaclone 6b 10
  Sinners Walls
114 Devil May Care 6c+ 6
115 Transgressor's Corner 5a 22
116 Butcher's Slab 6a * 22
117 Repentance Arête 6b+ * 6
118 Repentance Arête Direct 6c+ ** 1
119 Stepped Corner 6a * 13
120 Sin Bin 6a+ 13
121 Scintillate 6a+ 11
122 Forgiveness 6b 4
123 Father Confessor 6a+ 11
124 Sin Sear 4b 9
125 Cynical 6b+ 1
126 Sinbad 6b 6
127 Sinus 6b 3
128 Synthesizer Slab 6b 6
129 Devilment 4b 9
130 For Ye Who Has Sinned 6c 3
131 The Seven Deadly Sins 6b+ 3
132 Wages of Sin 6c+ 6
133 Sinner Man 7b 1
  Windy Buttress
135 Blow Me Down (Thar) 6b+ 3
136 Tha'r She Blows 6b+ ** 3
137 A Stiff Blow 6a 2
138 Blow Up
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5b 4
139 Project
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Project  
140 Cleaned project
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Project  
  Fat Lady Wall
142 Chubby Loving 6a 4
143 Plumper Romp 6b+ 4
144 Bosom Pals 6b+ 2
145 Butterball 5c * 2
146 It's Not All Over 5c 2
  Carbon Slab
148 Wait for the Fat Lady's Thong
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5b 6
149 Carbonate 6a 20
150 Carboniferous 5a 20
151 Carbon Copy 6b * 26
152 Carbon Dating 6b+ * 20
153 Carbon Era 6b * 19
154 Carbon Times 6b * 17
155 Carbon Light 4b *** 15
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