Sinister Sister Zawn
|Sinister Sister Zawn|
|Rock Type||Natural Carboniferous Limestone|
|Local Area||Rhossili Sea Level Crags|
|WGS-84 Location||51.566464, -4.301587|
|OS Grid Ref.||SS 405 877|
|WGS-84 Parking Location||51.569301, -4.28840|
|GR Parking Location||SS 415 880|
|Parking Postcode||SA3 1PP|
|Base Elevation||0 metres (Other)|
|Faces Direction||North West|
|Seepage||Needs a short dry spell|
|Crags Within a Half Mile.|
Black Buttress, Black Wall, Calcite Bay, Carbon Slab, Castaway Cove, Evening Wall, Fat Lady Wall, Keel Buttress, Kitchen Corner, Lifebuoy Buttress, Mermaid Wall, Platform Area, Poser Buttress, Retribution Wall, Seamen Wall, Sheepbone Wall, Shipwreck Cove, Silent Fright Buttress, Silent Walls, Sinister Sister Zawn, Sinners Walls, Tears Point, Trial Wall, Wedge Wall, Windy Buttress
0.5 hours before/after low tide.
40m further along from Sheepbone Wall is a narrow zawn with a large jammed boulder at its back.
Access is by scrambling down on the north side of the zawn.
- My Favourite Colour - E4,6a
Start from a flat back ledge 12m above the zawn bed above the jammed boulder. Scramble up a mucky rift, then access the pink soaring crack. Exit right from this. 10m.
- Spacetalk - E2,5c
From the top of the rift take the handrail rightwards to a commiting move onto a triangular hold gains the top.
The next two routes start from the jammed boulder. 10m.
- Pop Idol - E5,6b ***
Swing right into the right-hand of two cracks. Climb this until it closes then undercut left to and into overhangs. Pull up, PR into a pink groove and follow this to the top. 18m.
- Pop-Eyed - E4,6a **
The crack and roofs right ot Pop Idol. The first ascensionist route description makes no sense, so good luck! 18m.
- Splash And Grab - E6,6b *
The tapering wall to the right. Swing right from the boulder and move down the right hand crack to a horizontal break. Follow this right for 2m. Follow the black face above, trending slightly right to the left hand side of the arête (hex). Reach left to good holds and pockets in the thin upper wall. Gear is very specific. 18m.
- Sinister Sister - E4,5c
Follow the arête 5m right of the jammed boulder to the break. Arrange protection and continue up the arête and groove, TR. 21m.
- Wiggly Woo - HS,4b
Climb the gully and obvious narrow pillar right of Sinister Sister. Some poor rock. 21m.
- My Favourite Colour - M.Crocker 04.09.2003
- Spacetalk - M.Crocker, J.Harwood 07.09.2003
- Pop Idol - M.Crocker 07.09.2003
- Pop-EyedM.Crocker 03.09.2003
- Splash And Grab - M.Crocker 07.09.2003
- Sinister Sister - A.Sharp, P.Lewis 06.03.1988
- Wiggly Woo - J.Beynon, R.Lloyd, A.Richardson 1992