Quartz Corner

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Quartz Corner
CragShot quartz corner.jpg
Rock Type Natural Carboniferous Limestone
Climbing Style Trad
Approach Time 20 minutes
Area Gower
Sub Area Heatherslade to Pwll Du
WGS-84 Location 51.561697, -4.077738
OS Grid Ref. SS 560 868
WGS-84 Parking Location 51.566835, -4.087865
GR Parking Location SS 553 873
Parking Postcode SA3 2DH
Base Elevation 6 metres (Other)
General Info
Faces Direction South West
Aspect Sunny
Wind Sheltered Seldomly
Climbing Type Normal
Before/After Low Tide 5.5 hours (See Note)
Crags Within 400m

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


The crag is not tidal but would be very wet in high seas.


Carefully scramble down the east side of the crag.


A small crag in a forlorn position, with some reasonable routes.

Situated just east from Bacon Hole. The gear is often sparse. The area is divided by an obvious corner.

Bacon Hole is subject to a bird ban from 1st March to 1st August, so please avoid walking round west from Quartz Corner during this period.


Topo quartz corner.jpg

To the left of the crag going towards the Cave there is a large boulder on the ramp.

  1. Squash The Jumping Frogs Fr 7a+**
    The steep wall above the large boulder on the ramp.

The start of the crag proper

  1. West Groove D
    Obvious groove left of West Edge. Loose.

  2. West Edge 15m S
    The left arête of the left (west) wall.

  3. Quartz Wall 15m HS 4a *
    A good climb with surprisingly good protection. Climb up the white quartz line to gain the ledge. Continue direct up the quartz covered wall, briefly moving right at the brown patch.

  4. Groove And Wall 15m S
    Head up the distinct groove to a hole, step left and finish direct up the wall above.

  5. Right Pillar 15m S
    Follow Groove And Wall to the hole, then climb the crack rightwards to a poorly protected steepening. Finish up the pillar above.

  6. Nose And Slab 15m M
    Climb the left side of the flying rib, 2m left of the corner. Finish up the easy slab above .

  7. Great Corner 15m M
    Climb the large angled corner in the centre of the crag.

  8. West Wall 15m HS,4a
    The wall just right of Great Corner is slabby to start with protection where you need it.

  9. Direct 15m HS,4a
    Climb the wall to the right via a faint groove.

  10. South Edge 12m HVD
    Climb up to a concavity, step left and finish up the wall above.


  1. Squash The Jumping Frogs - Rob Lamey 2010+

  1. West Groove -
  2. West Edge - J.Talbot 1960
  3. Quartz Wall - J.Talbot 1960
  4. Groove And Wall - J.Talbot 1960
  5. Right Pillar - J.Talbot 1960
  6. Nose And Slab - J.Talbot 1960
  7. Great Corner - J.Talbot 1960
  8. West Wall - J.Talbot 1960
  9. Direct - J.Talbot 1960
  10. South Edge - J.Talbot 1960