Tears Point

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Tears Point
Tears Point.jpg
Rock Type Natural Carboniferous Limestone
Climbing Style Trad
Approach Time 25 minutes
Area Gower
Sub Area Rhossili
Local Area Rhossili Upper Crags
WGS-84 Location 51.559840, -4.296507
OS Grid Ref. SS 409 870
WGS-84 Parking Location 51.569301, -4.28840
GR Parking Location SS 415 880
Parking Postcode SA3 1PP
Base Elevation 10 metres (Other)
General Info
Faces Direction South
Aspect Sunny
Wind Sheltered Seldomly
Climbing Type Serious
Seepage Never
Crags Within a Half Mile.

Black Buttress, Calcite Bay, Carbon Slab, Conglomerate Cliff, Devil's Truck Area, Evening Wall, Eyeball Wall, Fat Lady Wall, Giant's Cave, Hairy Dog Wall, Jacky's Tor, Keel Buttress, King Wall, Kitchen Corner, Lewes Castle, Lifebuoy Buttress, Platform Area, Poser Buttress, Silent Fright Buttress, Silent Walls, Sinister Sister Zawn, Sinners Walls, Tears Point, Trial Wall, Wedge Wall, Windy Buttress, Yellow Wall



Newly re-discovered collection of crags on Gower. Unusual rock (gritty and sharp) and more solid than it first appears. However, an inspection by abseil is advised. Particularly if doing new routes.


Park at Rhossili National Trust car park and head down the track towards Worms Head. After 900m the track leads into a wide and grassy expanse and reaches a coastguard lookout after a futher 300m. From the coastguard lookout descend the track that goes out towards Worms Head but turn left (east) when at the bottom and head along the small path for 600m. You will see the route on your left. (25 minutes from Rhossili).

If you use a map, you may be able to find a direct (and quicker) way, from Rhossili, by cutting across fields and through the maze of footpaths.


Tears Point West

Western Crag
  1. Left Gully - D
  2. Right Gully - VD

Tears Point Proper

  1. Tearaway - HVS,5a
    Climb the leftwards trending crack over the bulging bottom section to the top. 20m
  2. Project

First Ascents

Tears Point West

  1. Left Gully -
  2. Right Gully -

Tears Point Proper

  1. Tearaway - Roy Thomas & Tim Hoddy, 10th November 2019
  2. Project -