Evening Wall

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Evening Wall
Rock Type Natural Carboniferous Limestone
Climbing Style Trad
Approach Time 30 minutes
Area Gower
Sub Area Rhossili
Local Area Rhossili Sea Level Crags
WGS-84 Location 51.565597, -4.303813
OS Grid Ref. SS 404 877
WGS-84 Parking Location 51.569301, -4.28840
GR Parking Location SS 415 880
Parking Postcode SA3 1PP
Base Elevation 0 metres (Other)
General Info
Faces Direction North West
Aspect Never Sunny
Wind Sheltered Seldomly
Climbing Type Normal
Before/After Low Tide 0.5 hours (See Note)
Crags Within 400m

Black Buttress, Calcite Bay, Carbon Slab, Evening Wall, Fat Lady Wall, Keel Buttress, Kitchen Corner, Lifebuoy Buttress, Mermaid Wall, Platform Area, Poser Buttress, Retribution Wall, Sheepbone Wall, Silent Fright Buttress, Silent Walls, Sinister Sister Zawn, Sinners Walls, Trial Wall, Wedge Wall, Windy Buttress

Tidal Status

0.5 hours before/after low tide.

Bolting Policy

No bolting.


The first climb starts from the beach or when the sea is in can be reached by belaying from the large ledge on the right and stepping down a couple of meters to a high tide mark ledge. Either way you gain a small ledge 2m below a wide crack. The best belay is 30m up the bank!


60m south-west of Sinister Sister Zawn is a yellow wall with a distinctive calcite patch and a large ledge at half-height to the right.


The Routes

  1. Hey Mr Blue Sky - E1,5b
    Cimb the wide crack to pass the ledge on the right. An awkward move gains the chockstone. Pull up onto the headwall and over the bulge, In place of the old peg, a nut can be used in a crack to the right to protect the friable finishing moves. 18m.

  2. Banana Split - E2,5c
    Start at the large ledge at half-height on the right. Post rock fall this route offers technical climbing with no protection at all until a nut can be placed where the old peg was at 8m (shared with previous route). Ascend the groove on the left side of the ledge until a hard move gains the upper wall. Move right, making thin moves to finish directly. 12m.

First Ascents

  1. Hey Mr Blue Sky - L.Davies, P.Bruten, P.Thomas 09.06.1986
  2. Banana Split - P.Bruten, L.Davies 00.00.1986

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