Sister 2 and Half

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Sister 2 and Half
( Sister 2.5 )
Sister 2.5 (Lower Main)
Sister 2.5 (Lower Main)
Rock Type Natural Carboniferous Limestone
Climbing Style Sport
Approach Time 30 minutes
Area Gower
Sub Area Thurba to Overton
Geodata
WGS-84 Location 51.554436, -4.264437
OS Grid Ref. SS 431 863
WGS-84 Parking Location 51.565848, -4.270856
GR Parking Location SS 427 876
Parking Postcode SA3 1PE
Base Elevation 25 metres (GPS Survey)
General Info
Faces Direction South
Aspect Sunny
Wind Sheltered Seldomly
Climbing Type Normal
Seepage Quick drying
Crags Within 400m

Deborah's Overhang, Deborah's Zawn, First Sister, Rams Grove Crag, Rams Grove Seaward Crag, Saddam's Wall, Seaspit Small Cove, Second Sister, Sister 2 and Half, Stallion Cove, TV Zawn, The Crag That Time Forgot, The Hole, The Knave, Third Sister, Tooth Fairy



Sister 2 and Half
Sport Grades
<= 6a+ 13
6b - 6c+ 7
7a - 7b 0
>= 7b+ 0

BOLTING POLICY

Replacement of worn fixed gear on a point for point basis with bolts is permissible.

PREAMBLE

Situated in between Third Sister and Second Sister, (some 111 m (east) of Second Sister), are two compact walls at a high level separated by a cave.

Access

The easiest approach is from the parking at Pitton Farm.

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.

Turn left when coming out of the car park and follow the road, past some houses and farm buildings, until it then becomes an unsurfaced track. At this point, the main track appears to veer off to the right. You should take the left fork (public footpath but marked, "Private Road"). Follow the track uphill for 75m passing through two gates. Then follow the track further (for 350m) until you come to another gate. Go through the gate and either follow the sign-posted footpath directions directing you via the edges of the field or strike out diagonally rightwards across the field for 260m to reach yet another gate.

Pass through this gate to head down a shallow grassy valley towards the sea to reach another gate on the Wales Coast Path after about 50 metres. This is the top end of Rams Grove (SS 430868). 1 km. (15 mins. from parking).

From this gate at the top of the valley, descend down the path towards the sea and then follow narrow footpaths east at the base of the cliffs past First and Second Sister.

If approaching from Third Sister, hop over the fence and follow the track westwards for about 120 metres. The two crags are easily visible above the lower coast path.

THE ROUTES

Higher Sector

The left hand section of crag is separated from the slightly lower sector by a grassy gully with a small cave.

  1. Seeing Beyond the Drill - S

  2. Seing Beyond the Drill Direct - S

  3. Pot Boiler - Fr. 4
    Left hand route, belay just below a short roof.

  4. Hot off the press - Fr. 5
    Just right, double staple belay

  5. Page Turner - Fr. 5
    Shared belay.

  6. Final Draft - Fr. 5
    Jug city, shared belay up L.

  7. Bodice Ripper - Fr. 5
    Start from the left side of the low curved roof, belay below the ivy choked groove.

  8. Schmills and Boon - Fr. 6b
    Battle through the curved roof.

Lower Sector LHS

Just to the right of the grassy gully and to the left of the main wall is:

Main Wall - LHS
  1. Scooby doo - Fr. 4+
    The rib to ring-belays.

  2. Two Tokes on the Bong - Fr. 4
    Passing two small hollows.

  3. La Cha Cha Cha - Fr. 5
    Weaves through ivy starting at small chimney

Lower Sector Main

Sister Two and Half
  1. Eat My Shorts - Fr. 5

  2. Rikes Raggy - Fr. 6a

  3. Howdy Partner - Fr. 6a+ *

  4. They Killed Kenny - Fr. 6a+

  5. Suffering Succotash - Fr. 6b *
    Nice, with no surprises. 14m

  6. Ridiculous is the Burden of Genius - Fr. 6b+ *
    Keeps going, one of the longer routes. 14m

  7. The Wettest April Since Records Began - E3 5c
    Near the left-hand end of the cliff is a brown coloured crack. A few metres to the right is a slim groove in the grey wall leading up to the left of a jutting overhang. Climb the groove to a short flake crack below a bulge. Move right and through the bulge. Finish up an easier broken groove.

  8. What's up Doc - Fr. 6c

  9. Ay, Caramba - Fr. 6c+ *

  10. Sisterly Luv - E5 6a
    Follow the junction of the grey streak and white rock past Bristol PRs to a bulge. Overcome this to a crack leading rightwards to an overhang, a short groove on the right and a wobbly exit to the ledge.

  11. The Beverly Sisters - E3 5c
    Start below and slightly to the right of the orange niche. Make committing moves into the niche and continue up the crack and wall to join Sisterly Luv at the overhang.

  12. Heavens to Murgatroyd - Fr. 6c+ *
    Small holds and tricky to on-sight at the bulge.

  13. It Stinks - Fr. 6c *
    Technical lower wall, nothing too hard.

  14. In Between Sisters - E4 6a
    Start 4m left of a rubble zone at the right end of the wall. Move up to a small pocket on the smooth grey wall (crucial Rock 5 placement). Step right and move up on scoops to a bulge (TRs possible). Surmount the bulge direct. Abseil off at the top of the good rock.

  15. Its Hero Time - Fr. 6a
    A good warm up on the far right. Cleaning up nicely.

Additional Photos

FIRST ASCENTS

Higher Sector

  1. Gwyn Evans & Peggy Hill 15th May 2019
  2. Steve Hill & Mel Hill 15th May 2019
  3. R.T G.G
  4. G.G R.T 08.01.2019


Lower Sector LHS

  1. 'Scooby Doo -
  2. Two Tokes on the Bong -
  3. La Cha Cha Cha -



Lower Sector Main

  1. Eat My Shorts - Gary Gibson & Hazel Gibson 2018
  2. Rikes Raggy - Gary Gibson & Hazel Gibson 2018
  3. Howdy Partner - Gary Gibson & Hazel Gibson 2018
  4. They Killed Kenny - Gary Gibson & Hazel Gibson 2018
  5. Suffering Succotash - Gary Gibson & Hazel Gibson 2018
  6. Ridiculous is the Burden of Genius - Gary Gibson & Hazel Gibson 2018
  7. The Wettest April Since Records Began - M.Crocker, J.Harwood 07.03.1998
  8. What's up Doc - Gary Gibson & Hazel Gibson 2018
  9. Ay, Caramba - Gary Gibson & Hazel Gibson 2018
  10. Sisterly Luv - M.Crocker, J.Harwood 07.03.1998
  11. The Beverly Sisters - M.Crocker, J.Harwood 07.03.1998
  12. Heavens to Murgatroyd - Gary Gibson & Hazel Gibson 2018
  13. It Stinks - Gary Gibson & Hazel Gibson 2018
  14. In Between Sisters - M.Crocker, J.Harwood 07.03.1998
  15. Its Hero Time - Gary Gibson & Hazel Gibson 2018

Notes