Gwyn Evans at Wedge Wall
|Rock Type||Quarried Carboniferous Limestone|
|Approach Time||20 minutes|
|Local Area||Rhossili Upper Crags|
|WGS-84 Location||51.566653, -4.300759|
|OS Grid Ref.||SS 406 878|
|WGS-84 Parking Location||51.569301, -4.28840|
|GR Parking Location||SS 415 880|
|Parking Postcode||SA3 1PP|
|Base Elevation||10 metres (Other)|
|Crags Within a Half Mile.|
Black Buttress, Black Wall, Calcite Bay, Carbon Slab, Castaway Cove, Evening Wall, Fat Lady Wall, Keel Buttress, Kitchen Corner, Lewes Castle, Lifebuoy Buttress, Mermaid Wall, Platform Area, Poser Buttress, Retribution Wall, Seamen Wall, Sheepbone Wall, Shipwreck Cove, Silent Fright Buttress, Silent Walls, Sinister Sister Zawn, Sinners Walls, Tears Point, Trial Wall, Wedge Wall, Windy Buttress
The short wall under the Trial Wall descent path has five sport routes. Further right (south-west) is a recently developed slab containing a mix of easy trad and sports routes. A popular little crag.
Walk south-west along the narrow private road past the National Trust Shop and coastguard cottages in the direction of Worms Head. Pass through the gate and continue along the gravel road until it takes a sharp left (where the stone wall and cliff edge are closest). This is just past a bench and gate in the stone wall. At this point turn right towards the cliffs and follow the steep and narrow path that passes above Wedge Wall.
Follow small paths left to get to Wedge Wall.
All lower-offs except for Terrace Wall and some routes at Wedge Wall Right
The short wall under the Trial Wall descent path has five sport routes.
- The Fin End Of The Wedge - Fr. 4+
Left hand of black wall, awkward start to a belay in the grassy bay. 11 m
- Wedgling - Fr. 5
Ledges to shared belay with next route. 11 m
- Wedge-egade Master - Fr. 5+
Shared belay. 10 m
- Wedge Dyu Been? - Fr. 5
Shared belay with route on right. 10 m
- Atomic Wedgie - Fr. 6a+
Face climbing on crimps. 10 m
Wedge Wall Right - Mossy Slab
- More Moss - VS,4b
Short steep crack above belay peg,slab and shared final crack, situ rope advised for exit or clean it yourself.
- Moss Tickle Crack - VS,4c *
Recently cleaned muddy crack, good nut placements.
- Moss Bros - HVS,4c
The crack to the right with a starting bulge.
- Checkin Lichen - Fr. 4b*
The lower arête, long quick draw on bolt over the top to back up belay, easily retrieved.
- Towers of Curon - Fr. 6b+
Gain crack left of upper arête with difficulty.
- Whetstone - Fr. 6b+
The left side of the high arête (The Axe) starting from the ground.
- The Fin End Of The Wedge -
- Wedgling -
- Wedge-egade Master -
- Wedge Dyu Been? - Tim Hoddy solo 12.07.1987
- Atomic Wedgie -
Wedge Wall Right - Mossy Slab
- More Moss - R.Thomas & T.Hoddy. 08.10.2017
- Moss Tickle Crack - R.Thomas & T.Hoddy. 08.10.2017
- Moss Bros - R.Thomas & T.Hoddy. 08.10.2017
- Checkin Lichen - R.Thomas & Tim Hoddy 2017
- Towers of Curon - R.Thomas 2017
- Whetstone - R.Thomas & Tim Hoddy 2017