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Eugene at the Pantheon
Eugene at the Pantheon
Rock Type Natural Carboniferous Limestone
Climbing Style Sport
Approach Time
Area Gower
Sub Area Heatherslade to Pwll Du
WGS-84 Location 51.561964, -4.082273
OS Grid Ref. SS 557 868
WGS-84 Parking Location 51.566835, -4.087865
GR Parking Location SS 553873
Parking Postcode SA3 2DH
Base Elevation 10 metres (Other)
General Info
Faces Direction East
Aspect Partially Sunny
Wind Sheltered Mostly
Climbing Type Serious
Crags Within 400m

Bacon Hole, Bosco's Den Area, Bowen's Parlour, Bucketland, Golden Wall, Marble Arch, Minchen Hole, Pantheon, Prawn Zawn, Quartz Corner


A very steep crag with it's main features being the cave breccia holds which adhere to the limestone walls. This cave breccia forms clusters of weakly cemented fragments of angular limestone which, ideally, should not be climbed upon when wet.

A helmet is advisable as one climber said "It's worth an E6 tick just to be in the Zawn!"


From the NT car park at Southgate walk east along the road as far as Bosco’s Lane, then out to the headland with the wooden bench. Bear left, facing out to sea, and follow a vague track under a small outcrop then back round to the right past a gaping hole. The crag lies underneath the gaping hole. Looking out to sea from the hole walk leftwards down the slope then cross the boulders to the crag. It is right next to (to the East of) Bowen's Parlour.


  1. Orion - Fr. 7b **
    The righthand line of the two (at present) bolted lines in the Zawn. Starting on a flat wall follow the breccia holds to roof. Cross the roof, crux, using undercuts and a sharp two finger pocket to gain good jugs under the 2nd roof. Finish up on more breccia to a gripping finale.

  2. Pegasus - Fr. 7c **
    The left hand bolted line. Technical wall climbing on breccia holds leads to the first of three stepped roofs. Burly undercutting on steep rock is the order of the day, culminating in a big rock over move to the BB.

  3. The Curse Of Bristol - M

  4. The Long Ashton Spoiler - S

  5. Disgusted of Shepton Mallett - VS, 4c

  6. Back To The Eighties - HS,4b


  1. Orion - Simon Rawlinson 10/Jan/2009
  2. Pegasus - Simon Rawlinson 09/Feb/2009
  3. The Curse Of Bristol - 26th July 2010
  4. The Long Ashton Spoiler - 26th July 2010
  5. Disgusted of Shepton Mallett - 26th July 2010
  6. Back To The Eighties - 26th July 2010