Windy Buttress

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Windy Buttress
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Rock Type Quarried Carboniferous Limestone
Climbing Style Sport
Approach Time 25 minutes
Area Gower
Sub Area Rhossili
Local Area Rhossili Sea Level Crags
WGS-84 Location 51.564384, -4.304897
OS Grid Ref. SS 403 875
WGS-84 Parking Location 51.569301, -4.28840
GR Parking Location SS 415 880
Parking Postcode SA3 1PP
Base Elevation 25 metres (Other)
General Info
Faces Direction North West
Aspect Partially Sunny
Wind Sheltered Seldomly
Climbing Type Normal
Seepage Quick drying
Crags Within 400m

Black Buttress, Calcite Bay, Carbon Slab, Evening Wall, Fat Lady Wall, Keel Buttress, Kitchen Corner, Lifebuoy Buttress, Platform Area, Poser Buttress, Retribution Wall, Sheepbone Wall, Silent Fright Buttress, Silent Walls, Sinister Sister Zawn, Sinners Walls, Trial Wall, Wedge Wall, Windy Buttress

Tidal Status


Bolting Policy


Just up the slope from Sinners Walls.Take care with steep fragile rock on big jugs.

Loose Rock! You should note that this is Gower and these are new routes. Whilst there has clearly been efforts made to clean the routes, there is bound to be loose rock for some time yet. Loose rock, when dislodged from either the crag face or from the foot of the crag, may fall and injure others. Climbers are asked to be considerate of other groups and individuals in the vicinity, e.g. coasteerers, fisherman, beachgoers, etc., and be exceedingly careful when climbing above others. Please Take Care!



The Routes

  1. Blow Me Down (thar) - Fr. 6b+
    More delights,cash crisis means stick clipping high first bolt above crunchy start. Kindly a pre drilled 10mm hole is there so feel free......

  2. Tha'r She Blows - Fr. 6b+ *
    Steep start in centre of wall. Central shared belay. Low in the grade.

  3. A Stiff Blow - Fr. 6a
    Fragile crack to start then over steep bulge.

  4. Blow Up - Fr. 5+
    Easy steps lead to steepening,taking care with crunchy rock,will improve with traffic,but lots of bolts to compensate.

First Ascents

  1. Blow Me Down (thar) - R.Thomas Tim Hoddy
  2. Tha'r She Blows - R.Thomas Tim Hoddy 19.08.2017
  3. A Stiff Blow - R. Thomas, G. Ashmore 29.09.2017
  4. Blow Up - R. Thomas, G. Ashmore 29.09.2017

Additional Photos