Hi folks – here are the details you have all been waiting for.
The Gower peninsula is a lovely place to climb. It’s limestone like south Pembroke but rather more friendly, with a real holiday vibe. You may well have been there in the past but as a club we have not been there for quite a few years. The climbing is on tidal or non-tidal coastal crags with grades from Mod to E6 and loads of good stuff in the S-HVS zone. Low tide is mid-late afternoon.
For sample climbing check out Three Cliffs Bay (tidal), Juniper Wall (non-tidal) and Fall Bay (partially tidal). There was a new climbing guide called Gower Rock produced in 2012. A pdf sample featuring general info and the climbs at Rhossili can be downloaded from here.
For those who don’t climb (or if the weather doesn’t co-operate) the walking is lovely, it’s great for sea kayaking (Trevor), there is pony trekking close by and as a last resort Swansea is worth a visit.
The campsite is Pitton Cross, close to Rhossili at the end of the peninsula, approx 45 mins from J47 on the M4. They can accommodate vans, have hookups and have a decent shop. They currently have availability for this weekend but suggest we do book in advance. As they do not take group booking so please just book individually without mentioning anything about a club. Prices are £13pn for 1 person and tent, £20 for 2-4 people in a tent and £24 for a motorhome (plus £4 for electric hook up). Pub ¾ mile away.
Finally, I will probably be going down on Thursday 3rd, especially if anyone else will be there.