Poser Buttress

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Poser Buttress
CragShot poser buttress.jpg
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 51.564773, -4.304904
OS Grid Ref. SS 403 876
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 West
Aspect Partially Sunny
Wind Sheltered Seldomly
Climbing Type Normal
Seepage Quick drying
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, 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

1 hour either side of low tide.

Bolting Policy

No bolting.


Some good crack lines.

A deep square-cut zawn 30m on from the Platform Area with a smooth south-facing wall containing four cracks. These are gained by abseil from a hanging stance.


Usually by abseil but start is possible from the beach.


The Routes

North Wall

Poser Buttress North Wall
  1. Normal Service VS,4b
    The most seaward crack. 20m.

  2. Splash Landing HVS,5a
    The next crack to the right (landwards). 20m.

  3. Dicky Five Stones E3,5c *
    Good. From the mooring ring, climb the wall between Splash Landing and The Poser. 20m.

  4. The Poser E1,5b **
    The third crack right from the sea. Good. 20m.

  5. Burning Rubber E2,5b
    The fourth crack. 20m

South Wall

  1. Chlorophyll Corner 15m VS,4c
    Climb a corner crack opposite Burning Rubber, near the back of the gully.

  2. Lobster Song 15m E2,5b
    Start directly up the arête right of Chlorophyll Corner, swing left and climb the slab, TR.

  3. Cincinatti Kid 15m VS,4c
    The crack just round the arête right of Chlorophyll Corner, in a narrow wall facing out of the gully.

First Ascents

North Wall

  1. Normal Service - A.Sharp, J.Harwood 05.12.1981
  2. Splash Landing - A.Sharp, J.Harwood 05.12.1981
  3. Dicky Five Stones - A.Sharp, P.Lewis 00.00.1990
  4. The Poser - T.Penning, A.Sharp, J.Harwood 23.05.1982
  5. Burning Rubber - T.Penning, A.Sharp, J.Harwood 23.05.1982

South Wall

  1. Chlorophyll Corner - T.Penning, A.Sharp, D.Hillier 27.06.1982
  2. Lobster Song - L.Davies 00.00.1988
  3. Cincinatti Kid - T.Penning, D.Hillier, A.Sharp 27.06.1981

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