Sinners Walls

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Sinners Walls
Gary Gibson and Roy Thomas on Sin Bad, Sinners Walls
Gary Gibson and Roy Thomas on Sin Bad, Sinners Walls
Rock Type Quarried Carboniferous Limestone
Climbing Style Sport
Approach Time 25 minutes
Area Gower
Sub Area Rhossili
Local Area Rhossili Upper Crags
WGS-84 Location 51.564559, -4.304656
OS Grid Ref. SS 403 875
WGS-84 Parking Location 51.569301, -4.28840
GR Parking Location SS 415 880
Parking Postcode SA3 1PP
Base Elevation 23 metres (Other)
General Info
Faces Direction North
Aspect Rarely Sunny
Wind Sheltered Mostly
Climbing Type Normal
Seepage Needs a short dry spell
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

Sinners Walls
Sport Grades
<= 6a+ 8
6b - 6c+ 9
7a - 7b 1
>= 7b+ 0

Tidal Status


Bolting Policy

Retro bolting permitted with first ascentionists permission. New sport routes permitted, stainless bolts only.


A varied collection of mostly interesting routes. Most of the routes here face north and whilst they are very pleasant on a hot summer's day, they can feel a little greasy in the winter.


Access the far right upper short walls to the R of Silent Fright Buttress gained by walking below the aforementioned or descending well worn fisherpersons path.


All lower-offs

The Routes

  1. Devil May Care - Fr. 6c+
    The side wall just R of the short arête. Long stretch off the pedestal.

  2. Transgressor's Corner - Fr. 5
    The slabby calcite lined corner.

  3. Butcher's Slab - Fr. 6a
    The slab on the right to same L.O.

  4. Repentance Arête - Fr. 6b+
    The right side of the slabs arête gained by a short traverse from the stepped corner.
    There is a direct start to this route that goes at around 6c+.

  5. Stepped corner - Fr. 6a
    The stepped corner.

  6. Sin Bin - Fr. 6a+
    Fragile calcite scabs lead to a slab with a tricky to clip belay for the short.

  7. Scintillate - Fr. 6a+
    Layback flake joining previous after roof.

  8. Forgiveness - Fr. 6b
    Huge calcite crystals lead to steep flake, join previous after roof.

  9. Father Confessor - Fr. 6a+
    The pillar,deceptive, tricky final moves on sub optimal rock.

  10. Sin Sear-Fr 4+
    Corner crack, nice bridging. Belay can be gained WITHOUT USE OF LARGE JAMMED BLOCKS IN CHIMNEY.

  11. Cynical- Fr 6b+
    The faint red groove then a trying pull onto the upper wall.

  12. Sinbad - Fr. 6b

  13. Sinus - Fr. 6b

  14. Synthesizer Slab - Fr. 6b *

  15. Devilment - Fr. 4
    Short arête leading to pleasant stepped groove.

  16. For Ye Who Has Sinned.... - Fr. 6c

  17. The Seven Deadly Sins - Fr. 6c+
    Squeezed in eliminate using the first two clips of Wages of Sin, and then climbing via two non-stainless expansion bolts to the lower-off of For Ye Who Have Sinned.

  18. Wages of Sin - Fr. 6c+ *
    Below the square notch.12m.

  19. Sinner Man - Fr. 7b
    A final short problem.

First Ascents

Sinners Walls

  1. Devil May Care -
  2. Transgressor's Corner - R.Thomas G.Gibson, 05.05.2017
  3. Butcher's Slab - R.Thomas G.Gibson, 05.05.2017
  4. Repentance Arête - R.Thomas G.Gibson, 05.05.2017
  5. Stepped corner - R.Thomas G.Gibson, 05.05.2017
  6. Sin Bin - R.Thomas G.Gibson, 06.05.2017
  7. Scintillate - R.T
  8. Forgiveness - R.T Tim H 2017
  9. Father Confessor - R.Thomas G.Gibson, 06.05.2017
  10. Sin Sea - R.T Tim Hoddy june 2017
  11. Cynica - Roy Thomas Tim Hoddy april 2019
  12. Sinbad - G.Gibson R.Thomas, 06.05.2017
  13. Sinus - G.Gibson R.Thomas, 06.05.2017
  14. Synthesizer Slab - G.Gibson R.Thomas, 06.05.2017
  15. Devilment - Roy Thomas Tim Hoddy july 2017
  16. For Ye Who Has Sinned.... - G.Gibson R.Thomas, 06.05.2017
  17. The Seven Deadly Sins - G. Davis, M. Davis 17.07.2017
  18. Wages of Sin - A.Sharp 1988
  19. Sinner Man - G.Gibson 00.07.2017

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