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Shipwreck Cove Guide

  • Grade context: UK
  • Photos: 1
  • Ascents: 5

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Table of contents

1. Shipwreck Cove 16 routes in Crag

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Seasonality

Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 51.568981, -4.294784

description

The best hard sport crag in the Gower - super steep (and some not so steep) sport climbing on the beautiful Rhossili beach.

access issues

4 hours either side of low tide.

approach

Along beach from parking at Rhossili.

ethic

Primarily sports with some trad.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Stuart’s Line

Left Variant finish to Where has Stu Go e

{FR} 6c Sport 18m
2 Where has Stu Gone

Angled holds and steep terrain with a mighty finish. High first bolt.

{FR} 6c+ Sport 18m
3 Mutiny Crack

Overhanging crack

E4 6a Sport 18m
4 Wrecking Ball

Right leaning steep crack, then crossing Attrition, continue rightward through steep rock.

{FR} 7b Sport 18m
5 Attrition

Left leaning crack line.

E5 6a Trad 18m
6 Marine Layer

A diagonal traverse of the steep back wall following an obvious line of weakness. Pumpy.

FA: Rob Lamey, 25 May 2013

FR:7a+ Sport 75m
7 One Ton Depot

Start as for Marine Layer then right bolt line.

{FR} 7b+ Sport 18m
8 Vennerne

Named after the nearby shipwreck at castaway cave.

{FR} 8a Sport 20m
9 Air Show

Sustained overhanging line with reachy moves.

{FR} 8a+ Sport 20m
10 Helvetia

Named after the shipwreck on the main beach.

{FR} 8b+ Sport 20m
11 Delta Dagger

Steep with good holds.

{FR} 8a Sport 20m
12 Cannonade

Lower crux with use of knees, then easier grove before the upper crux.

{FR} 8a+ Sport 9m
13 Archilles Wrath

Steep steep steep, the name gives an indication of the many heel hooks.

{FR} 8b Sport 9m
14 King George verses the Suffragets

Difficult start, wobbly jug and then move right up Grey ramp.

{FR} 7a+ Sport 8m
15 Par 3 {FR} 6c Sport 15m
16 First Handout

FA: R. Thomas & J. Bullock, Oct 2013

{FR} 6a+ Sport 15m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Pop
6a+ First Handout Sport 15m
6c Par 3 Sport 15m
Stuart’s Line Sport 18m
6c+ Where has Stu Gone Sport 18m
E4 6a Mutiny Crack Sport 18m
7a+ King George verses the Suffragets Sport 8m
Marine Layer Sport 75m
7b Wrecking Ball Sport 18m
E5 6a Attrition Trad 18m
7b+ One Ton Depot Sport 18m
8a Delta Dagger Sport 20m
Vennerne Sport 20m
8a+ Air Show Sport 20m
Cannonade Sport 9m
8b Archilles Wrath Sport 9m
8b+ Helvetia Sport 20m
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