Terrace Wall

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Terrace Wall
Rock Type Quarried Carboniferous Limestone
Climbing Style Trad
Approach Time
Area Gower
Sub Area Rhossili
Local Area Rhossili Sea Level Crags
WGS-84 Location
OS Grid Ref.
WGS-84 Parking Location
GR Parking Location
Base Elevation metres
General Info
Faces Direction North West
Wind Sheltered
Climbing Type


40m south-west of Trial Wall and Sheepbone Wall is an obvious terrace just above sea level, bounded on its right by a deep inlet. The routes start up the corner formed by the right (south) end of the terrace.



Terrace Wall Upper Tier

Short climbs starting from the terrace at the top of Terrace Wall, just below Wedge Wall.

  1. Ayla - 8m HS
    Climb the crack just to the left of the cave.

Terrace Wall Lower Tier

  1. Zig Zag - VD
    Climb the corner to a ledge, then take a vague groove in the wall above on some wobbly jugs. 15m

  2. Pillar Edge - HS,4a
    Climb the left-hand arête of the inlet on its left side. 15m

  3. Central Gully - D
    The original line has been rationalised. Take the left-hand crack in the gully. 15m

  4. Slab And Crack - D
    Also rationalised. Climb the right-hand crack in the gully. 15m

  5. Deception - S
    Just right of the deep inlet is a crack and corner at half-height. Gain this by the pocketed slab below. 20m

  6. Deceit - S
    Gain and climb the less obvious corner to the right of Deception. 20m

  7. Fisherman’s Bend - HS,4a
    The centre of the wall 20m right of Deceit. 15m


First Ascents

Terrace Wall Upper Tier

  1. Ayla - Melinda Morrell, Steve Hill 24.08.2013

Terrace Wall Lower Tier

  1. Zig Zag - J.Talbot 1968
  2. Pillar Edge - J.Talbot 1968
  3. Central Gully - J.Talbot 1968
  4. Slab And Crack - J.Talbot 1968
  5. Deception - J.Talbot 1968
  6. Deceit - M.Harber 1982
  7. Fisherman’s Bend - J.Talbot 1972