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 400m

Black Buttress, Calcite Bay, Carbon Slab, Evening Wall, Fat Lady Wall, Keel Buttress, Kitchen Corner, Lifebuoy Buttress, 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


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!


From the car park take the track heading out to Worm's Head for 800 metres to a point where the cliff edge comes close to the track and the track curves around to the left.

Continue along the track to a point where the it joins a wide grassy exspanse leading to the the Coastguard lookout.

Walk 300 metres along the grassy exspanse to the coastguard lookout.

At a point on the cliff-edge perpendicular to the north-west wall of the Coastguard looout, is a notch in the cliff. Scramble down the notch and work your way around to the right a short way to the foot pf Fat Lady Wall.


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