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Climbs 31
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 19m a.s.l
Faces S

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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.

there is important access info for this crag please check out this link before you go

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14649144/Topo's/BaconholeToporevised.pdf

failure to do this will lead to an access ban!

Approach notes

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14649144/Topo's/BaconholeToporevised.pdf

 

The easiest approach is to follow the path down from Hunt's Farm (51.564999, -4.072845) towards Hunt's Bay, heading west as you get near the the edge of the bay. A path meanders up and down, going over the top of the cave to arrive at the west side of it, before cutting back and down into the cave itself.

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, Natural Resource Wales have not previously allowed climbing at this venue.  

Following detailed negotiations, permisson has been obtained for bouldering on a defined section of the left hand wall while bats are not roosting.  It's imperative that the agreement is adhered to. Full information about this and when bouldering is allowed at bacon hole is found on the attached guide.

 

 

 

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 October to 30 April

Reason: Other Conservation

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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