West Promontory Corner

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West Promontory Corner
Rock Type Natural Carboniferous Limestone
Climbing Style Trad
Approach Time
Area Gower
Sub Area Shire Combe to Southgate
WGS-84 Location 51.565272, -4.095296
OS Grid Ref. SS 548 872
WGS-84 Parking Location 51.566835, -4.087865
GR Parking Location SS 553873
Parking Postcode SA3 2DH
Base Elevation 6 metres (Other)
General Info
Faces Direction South West
Wind Sheltered
Climbing Type
Before/After Low Tide 2.0 hours (See Note)
Crags Within a Half Mile.

Anemone Wall, Foxhole Cove, Heatherslade Bay, Marble Arch, Minchen Hole, Pobbles Quarries, Ravens Cliff Gully, Shire Combe Buttress, Watch House East, Watch House Slab, West Promontory Corner, White Cove, White Edge


2 hours either side of low water.


No bolting.


In the centre of the bay containing Watch House Crag is a promontory of rock jutting out in the sea. There are some routes located in a short corner where the promontary hits the shoreline, on its west (left when facing inland).

1. V Crack 12m S,4a *

An awkard yet enjoyable little number, well worth seeking out. The obvious corner crack, with a shelf at 2m. Stay in the corner!

J.Talbot, B.Talbot 00.00.1965

2. Broken Wall 12m M

The vague groove right of V Crack and the subsequent slab.

J.Talbot, B.Talbot 00.00.1965