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Porthcawl
October 01, 2019, 09:05:21 am

Will have a few hours to kill in Porthcawl this coming weekend.  Seems there is a bit of bouldering/soloing on the front there. 

Any beta, is it any good.  Worth taking a pad?


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#1 Re: Porthcawl
October 01, 2019, 10:16:54 am
http://www.swbg.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Porthcawl

I quite like the place, need to be a low tide and calm seas, but you can still get stuff done any time. Landings are on platforms, a decent pad is probably a good idea. More suited to an an easy soloing / microroutes session than getting some harder things done.

It's a pleasant spot, but I seem to recall from going surfing there that the parking by the beach was pretty pricey.

The Trench at Ogmore has some harder stuff, but is more conditions dependant, and a 20 min or so drive.

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#2 Re: Porthcawl
October 01, 2019, 04:37:32 pm
Nice one, sounds spot on - i.e. bit of easy soloing around.

Anyone got a guide - UKC seems to suggest Gower and SE Wales 2004, which sounds a bit old.

Looks like the kind of place that a guide would be pretty useless and you can just climb where ever looks good ish.

Seen the stuff on the South west bouldering blog.

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#3 Re: Porthcawl
October 02, 2019, 06:39:22 pm
Pretty much. My Gower and SE Wales Guide predates that even!

I thought there might be some videos on youtube or something, but not much comes up.

I recall just following my nose and climbing what looked interesting. Pretty spot with a chilled atmosphere. There is apparent some stuff closer to town too, but I never really looked for it.

 

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