Climbs 68
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 20m a.s.l
Faces S

Dan Carroll on TR1 at Pennard, Gower. © Dan Hancock

Crag features

Steep buttresses a short distance apart, with some interesting tespieces. Sometimes loose. Notable for Skive (HVS 5a***) and its Direct (E1 5b***), and Knucklefluster (E2 5c*) and Dan Dare (E2 5c**).

Approach notes

All on NT land: take your litter (and any you find) home.

B4593 to Southgate (NT carpark). Walk on the narrow road E for 10min to a valley down to the sea from Hunts Farm. Either: path down to the coastal footpath and along to the base of the cliffs (10 min); Or: follow the clifftop path past two huts on the L. Prominent rocky headland - pass this and descend twds the sea. High Pennard buttress is on your L and Pennard Buttress on the R.


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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Pennard Buttress 
2The Throb
E5 6a 1
35 Years To Live
E5 6b 2
E4 6b 1
5AlphaHVS 5a 43
6BetaVD 74
7UnnamedE1 5a 5
8Beta Plus
HS 4b 88
VS 4b 7
E2 5c 21
E3 6a *7
12Gamma Minus
E1 5b 28
13Dilapidated Deltoids *HVS 5a  
14Kiwis Can't Climb
E1 5c 1
HVS 5b *75
E1 5b 10
S 4b 49
18Delta Minus
D 51
19Flaked Ivy ChimneyVD 8
S 11
21Girdle Traverse
HVS 5a,4c, *6
22Tom Tom
E2 5c 8
23Dan DareE2 5c 33
24Desperate DanE3 5c **7
25Timorous TarzanE1 5a 12
26Bald Eagle
E4 6a 2
27Gull Way
VS 4b 2
 High Pennard 
29Left edge
E1 5b 1
30Loony Left
E2 5c 3
E1 5b 10
32SkiveHVS 5a ***27
33Skive (Direct finish)
E1 5b ***38
E3 6a **3
35King Rat
E3 6a 3
E3 6a 6
E3 5c 1
38Kensai / Phraetic Line Combination
E3 5c **4
39Phreatic Line
E3 5c *4
E1 5b 5
41The Amazing Bugblatter Beast Of Zarg
E3 6a 1
 Pennard Lower Sea Cliffs 
43Great Block (Pennard Lower Sea Cliffs)
VS 5a 3
44Cave And Wall (Pennard Lower Sea Cliffs)
HVS 4c 2
45Scoop (Pennard Lower Sea Cliffs)
S 4b 5
46Deep Crack (Pennard Lower Sea Cliffs)
S 4
 Graves End Wall 
48Over EasyS 4a *4
49Too lateS 5
50Vertical Smile
VS 4c *16
51ToetectorHVS 4c 4
E2 5c *6
53Left Pillar
VS 4b 5
54Right CornerHS 4b 2
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