Category:Bouldering

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Welcome to the Bouldering section.

Please don't expect a detailed synopsis of all the bouldering that's been done in South Wales, there is loads of it and people have been going out bouldering here before the word was even invented. The aim is to give some good suggestions and well known problems


Listing by Location

Bouldering in Carmarthenshire

Bouldering in Gower

Bouldering in Bridgend area

Bouldering on Inland Limestone

Bouldering on South East Wales Sandstone

Bouldering & Buildering in Cardiff

South Wales Indoor Wall Listing

Childrens Bouldering

There is also a very comprehensive site called swbouldering with topos. There is a huge range of venues in South Wales, so few suggestions are given below


For Circuits

For lots of VB-V3ish problems in close proximity to each other for font style circuits the following venues are good.

Sewerpipe

Caswell

Pwll Du East

Nick Goile on Oyster - Font.6c at the Trench

For Harder Problems

If you find that most boulder problems are too generous with holds or not steep enough for your tastes, you may wish to visit the below

The Trench - slopertastic. has been described as grit without the friction

Kennelgarth Wall - a popular evening venue for locals

Equal Opportunities Wall - steep and crimpy

also worth checking out are Hardy's Bay and Deborahs Bouldering plus there are a number of quality trickier problems at venues like Pennard, Caswell and Sewerpipe


For Traverses

Only time for a quick stamina session, training for that big trip or maybe you just have a sideways fetish? Try these

Pennard Upper Cliffs

Kennelgarth Wall


Hitting the Beach

If you fancy a chilled out boulder on a quality beach go for

Caswell

Russian Zawn

Fall Bay


Bouldering Grades:


Please write on your guide which font or V grade you think a problem is worth. You can even make a committee decision the pub afterwards if you like, but in this guide we don't want to give you too much information on how hard we think a problem is: a) because we want you to have a go at them all! b) because we don't know how to grade the problems anyway. That said we are slowly giving out V grades for the better problems when there is a consensus

For a number of venues, particularly the ones good for circuits, the following colour coded grading system has been used: As a little clue you might like to look at the colours of the lines on the topos thinking 'this is a piste'!.

Green = Beginner/Kid friendly

Blue = Up to about V0

Red = About V1-V2

Black/white = V3 plus

(Please also note that the lines drawn on photos generally represent where to put your hands!)

Subcategories

This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.

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