Selected climbing guide to Gower Peninsula in South Wales
An attractive 2012 guide with photo topos and inspirational photos. The guide includes some crags and routes not in the definitive guide and also has good sections on bouldering. Loads of classic trad routes at most grades with the majority sub E1. Lots of new and classic sports climbs in beautiful coastal settings - why go to Spain?
This guidebook makes a great job of getting people to the crags and the routes in this beautiful area that has its own store of excess warm sunny weather. There is a good mix of tidal and non-tidal crags, with a Gower speciality being sun-kissed limestone straight out of a golden sandy beach. Get a copy and take the family to Gower, you will return time and time again.
Venues included are:
Rhossili - Trial Wall, Retribution Wall, Wedge Wall, Sheepbone Wall, Platform Area and Poser Buttress.
Fall Bay - Lewes Castle, Lewes Castle East, King Wall, Giant's Cave and Yellow Wall.
Mewslade - Jacky's Tor, Block Buttress, Catacomb Gully and Thurba Head.
Paviland - Third Sister, Zulu Zawn, Paviland and Juniper Wall.
Port Eynon - Easter Buttress, White Pillar and Boiler Slab.
Oxwich - Red Sea Walls (Crag Ox) and Oxwich in the Woods.
Tor Bay - Little Tor, Little Star Wall, Great Tor and Odin's Wall.
Three Cliffs Bay - Three Cliffs, Pobbles West and Pobbles East.
Southgate - Watch House Slab, Watch House East, Foxhole, Minchin Hole and Bowen's Parlour.
Pennard - Lower Pennard, Upper Pennard and High Pennard.
Pwlldu - Pwlldu Quarry.
Mumbles - Crab Island and Rams Tor, plus a lot of bouldering suggestions.