Fat Lady Wall

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Fat Lady Wall
Fat lady buttress.jpg
Rock Type Quarried Carboniferous Limestone
Climbing Style Sport
Approach Time 25 minutes
Area Gower
Sub Area Rhossili
Local Area Rhossili Upper Crags
WGS-84 Location 51.564042, -4.304955
OS Grid Ref. SS 403 875
WGS-84 Parking Location 51.569301, -4.28840
GR Parking Location SS 415 880
Parking Postcode SA3 1PP
Base Elevation 20 metres (Other)
General Info
Faces Direction North West
Aspect Partially Sunny
Wind Sheltered Seldomly
Climbing Type Normal
Seepage Quick drying
Crags Within a Half Mile.

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

Tidal Status


Bolting Policy


Situated above the jumble of large boulders up and left of Carbon Slab. There is a steep fisherpersons descent close to the coastguard hut leading to its base.

Loose Rock! You should note that this is Gower and these are new routes. Whilst there has clearly been efforts made to clean the routes, there is bound to be loose rock for some time yet. Loose rock, when dislodged from either the crag face or from the foot of the crag, may fall and injure others. Climbers are asked to be considerate of other groups and individuals in the vicinity, e.g. coasteerers, fisherman, beachgoers, etc., and be exceedingly careful when climbing above others. Please Take Care!


Can be approached via the lower cliff path, or alternatively by following the main path as far as the Coastguard lookout. At a point at the top of the cliff perpendicular to the NW wall of the lookout, easily scramble down a notch in the cliff top. Work your way down. The Fat Lady Wall is on your right.


The Routes

  1. Chubby Loving - Fr. 6a
    The left side of the wall. Tricky handjam to reach top and double staple belay on the right.

  2. Plumper Romp - Fr. 6b+
    Wall to R, tricky finish to shared belay

  3. Bosom Pals - Fr 6b+
    High first bolt. Single bolt belay so share on left and use a clipstick.

  4. Butterball - Fr. 5c*
    Left of earthy chimney. Belay on arête.

  5. It's Not All Over - Fr. 5c
    Right of chimney then share belay 1m to left.

First Ascents

The Fat Lady Wall

  1. Chubby Loving - R.Thomas Tim Hoddy
  2. Plumper Romp - R.Thomas 00.08.2017
  3. Bosom Pals - R.Thomas 00.08.2017
  4. Butterball - R.Thomas Tim Hoddy 00.08.2017
  5. It's Not All Over - R.Thomas Tim Hoddy 00.08.2017'

Additional Photos