Conglomerate Cliff

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Conglomerate Cliff
Conglomerate Cliff and Eyeball Wall
Conglomerate Cliff and Eyeball Wall
Rock Type Natural Carboniferous Limestone
Climbing Style Trad
Approach Time 25 minutes
Area Gower
Sub Area Rhossili
Local Area Fall Bay to Mewslade
Geodata
WGS-84 Location 51.561858, -4.285425
OS Grid Ref. SS 415 872
WGS-84 Parking Location 51.567326, -4.278292
GR Parking Location SS 421 878
Parking Postcode SA3 1PH
Base Elevation 1 metres (Other)
General Info
Faces Direction West
Aspect Partially Sunny
Wind Sheltered Mostly
Climbing Type Serious
Seepage Quick drying
Crags Within 400m

Block Buttress, Catacomb Gully, Cathedral Wall, Conglomerate Cliff, Devil's Truck Area, Eyeball Wall, Four Gullies, Giant's Cave, Grey Wall, Hairy Dog Wall, Jacky's Tor, King Wall, Lewes Castle, Molar Wall and White Edge, Rolly Bottom Buttress, The Aisle, The Prows, The Pulpit, Trident Gully and Ridge, Upper Jacky's Tor, Yellow Wall



TIDAL STATUS

BOLTING POLICY

No bolting.

PREAMBLE

Opposite Yellow Wall and to the left of Eyeball Wall is a black slab. This must be one of the few cliffs in Britain to be threatened by a conglomerate cornice!

You'll need to find some way of lowering off from the top of these two routes! Pegs?

ACCESS

DESCENTS

THE ROUTES

  1. Don't Look Up - E3,5c **
    Start just right of an earthy crack on the left side of the slab. Climb to a narrow ledge, move up a steep section, PR, and continue to an abseil point, PB, TB. 22m.

  2. A Shadow Hanging Over Me - E2,5b **
    Start at the right-hand earthy crack. Climb up the crack then step out left onto the slab. Go up a short steep crack until moves over calcite encrustations, 2PR, lead to the steep upper section. Abseil off. 22m.

First Ascents

  1. Don't Look Up - R.Thomas, J.Bullock 00.00.1990
  2. A Shadow Hanging Over Me - R.Thomas, J.Bullock 00.00.19902

Notes