Richards Rock

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Richards Rock
Cragshot richards rock.jpg
Rock Type Quarried Carboniferous Limestone
Climbing Style Undeveloped
Approach Time 10 minutes
Area Gower
Sub Area Rhossili
Local Area Upper Crags Fall Bay To Mewslade
WGS-84 Location 51.563522, -4.276806
OS Grid Ref. SS 422 874
WGS-84 Parking Location 51.565848, -4.270856
GR Parking Location SS 427 876
Parking Postcode SA3 1PH
Base Elevation 20 metres (Other)
General Info
Faces Direction West
Aspect Partially Sunny
Wind Sheltered Mostly
Climbing Type
Crags Within 400m

Block Buttress, Catacomb Gully, Four Gullies, Grey Wall, Mewslade Quarry Slab, Mewslade Short Wall, Richards Rock, Thurba West, Trident Gully and Ridge



From the main Rhossili road, turn left in Pitton (south) to Great Pitton Farm (SS 427 876 or 51.556076, -4.267799) where there is a car park. The honesty box no longer exists and a system of seasonal tariffs is now in operation. Payment is made via a machine or paybyphone Ⓡ. See Pitton Parking for information on charges. Currently a maximum of £5.00 is charged for parking from 06.00 to 22.00.

On walking out of the car park, turn left and, after about 25 metres take the public footpath off to the right. Pass through a gate after about 15m and then follow the rough path for a further 200m where there is another gate. This is the top end of Mewslade.

Continue straight on and follow the path down the valley for approximately for 270 m. Richards rock is just to the left and can be accessed through a gate in the stone wall.


First Ascents