The climbing in the book is easily split into four main areas – Valleys Sandstone, Gower, the inland and coastal limestone crags and Camarthenshire’s sea cliffs.
Gower’s stunning beaches and cliffs are a big draw for holidaying visitors and locals alike, whilst nearby Camarthenshire’s remote sea-cliffs will reward those prepared to try somewhere off of the beaten track with some superb climbing.
The inland limestone and coastal cliffs close to Cardiff and Swansea have been long established and well used by locals but have not been recognised by many from further afield despite quick access and lots of routes throughout the grades.
The sandstone quarries that line the sides of the valleys stretching up towards the Brecon Beacons bring another dimension to the area. Lurking in the confines of these little known venues are some truly memorable pitches that will test technique and finger strength to the max.
From the Brecon Beacons through The Valleys and onto the Coast by Matt Woodfield, Alan Rosier, Roy Thomas and Tim Hoddy - This guide contains 1500 of the best routes in South Wales. With Limestone escarpments overlooking the mountains, hidden Sandstone quarries for your first steps climbing outside or projecting hard classics, and sea cliffs offering either a big adventure or pleasant day out, it’s hard to beat the variety of climbing on offer.
The South Wales Bouldering Guide by Julian Sykes has over 1,240 problems with grades ranging from Font 3 to Font 8C catering for all ages of boulderer, level of experience and ability and has been designed to be a bit like a journal which ‘hopefully’ sums up bouldering as a whole. So it’s not just about the climbing. It’s about the friends we make and the places we visit because of it.
Selected climbing guide to Gower Peninsula in South Wales. Photo Topos, inspirational photos, bouldering and a mix of sport routes and trad climbs all in a stunningly beautiful setting.Classic Seacliff Trad Climbs.
South Wales Bouldering has over 240 pages and 1100 boulder problems and covers the area from the western edges of Pembrokeshire, across the sandstone of the South Wales Valleys, coastal and mountain limestone and across to key venues on the side of the River Wye on the edge of the Forest of Dean.
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