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
Geodata
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 400m

Tears Point


BOLTING POLICY

PREAMBLE

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.

ACCESS

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.

THE ROUTES

Tears Point West

Western Crag
  1. Left Gully - D
  2. Right Gully - VD
  3. Copout - S
  4. Right-Hand Gully - S

Tears Point Proper

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

  3. Crocodile Tears - E1 5b
    Continue carefully after the initial vigorous entry section.

First Ascents

Tears Point West

  1. Left Gully -
  2. Right Gully -
  3. Copout -
  4. Right-Hand Gully -

Tears Point Proper

  1. Tearaway - Roy Thomas & Tim Hoddy, 10th November 2019
  2. Croc Tears - Roy Thomas & Nick O Neill 2022

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

Notes