Black Zawn

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Black Zawn
Rock Type Natural Carboniferous Limestone
Climbing Style Sport
Approach Time
Area South Coast
Sub Area Witches Point
WGS-84 Location 51.442243, -3.605796
OS Grid Ref. SS 884 726
WGS-84 Parking Location 51.446124, -3.6053771
GR Parking Location SS 885 731
Parking Postcode CF32 ORT
Base Elevation metres
General Info
Faces Direction
Wind Sheltered
Climbing Type
Crags Within 2.0 km

Black Zawn, Cave Inlet, Davy Jones' Locker and the Sea Caves, Dirty Harry Walls, Dunraven Cliff, Elephant Wall, Every Persons Wall, First Inlet, Folded Walls, Fools Fantasy Area, Mitzy Wall, Ogmore Popular End, Phaser Wall, Playtime Wall, Right Hand Wall, Second Inlet, Stone Wings Cliff, The Biscuit, The Castle Area, The Long Wall, The Western Crag, Tiger Bay, Tusker Chimney Area, Twinkle Buttress, Witches Cave, Witches Tip


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From the boulder field at sea level is a newly developing area tucked away in the narrow guess what?! BLACK ZAWN just before the area with some dramatic geological feature called Folded Walls

  1. Gwyll - Fr. 6a
    Bridge up the back of the zawn to escape the gloom.Steeply up the rolling wall to belay shared with following route.

  2. Blaidd Den - Fr. 6b
    Impending black wall of narrow zawn passing through the roof left of the protruding block.

  3. Bryn Serth - Fr. 6b *
    Steep juggy black wall,avoid X block at top by using jamb on R for final pull to belay.

  4. Sand in The Vaseline Fr7a+
    Steep black overlaps

  5. Gwylan LLwglydd - Fr. 5
    Steep start to gain L arête of chimney then move R to shared belay.

First Ascents

  1. R.Thomas, A.Rosier 20.07.2018
  2. R.Thomas ed nick 2018
  3. R.Thomas R.Phillips 2018
  4. Gav rich2018
  5. R.Thomas Goi 2018