Posted by: Sian Musgrave | May 21, 2011

Climbing the walls…

On the dreaded (if you are superstitious) Friday 13th afternoon, Alan and I met Matt (BMC access rep) at Rhossili to check out the cliffs for possible new sports routes venues.   A lovely afternoon out – despite it being a bit wet to start, the rain held off whilst we were scrambling around the base of the cliffs.

Although the walls are relatively short, they can offer a variety of new routes at different levels of difficulty.  They are tucked away under the clifftop and can’t really be seen.  They also have fantastic names such as Sense of Adventure, Opportunity, Lifebuoy Buttress and Trial Wall.

Access is via the sheep tracks that fishermen use to get to the Ledges, and increased use is one of the things we have to take into account when deciding whether to open up an area, along with conservation and visual considerations amongst others.

These crags will now be put forward to join the ongoing bolting review on Gower.

Every day is different!

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