From South Wales Bouldering Guide Wiki
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For those boulderers that also climb might wish to contribute to www.southwalesboltfund.co.uk to help with regearing their favourite crags. All donations no matter how small or big are welcome.
Welcome to the new and hopefully improved website which is now a wiki. This allows the bouldering community, you, to maintain the site yourself. All one has to do is first request an account, provide details of who you are, background in climbing and a brief description of what you plan to contribute to the site. then on a weekly basis I'll be reviewing these requests and I'm satisfied that you aren't a spammer you'll be granted access to edit and off you go. Unfortunately due to "Spammers and Vandalism" I have had to add this extra measure to protect the site.
Once your account has been approved your ready to start maintaining this wiki. To create a new area the easiest way is to search for the new area by typing the name in the Search textbox on the left hand side and click Search. At the top of the results you'll see Create the page "Name of New Area" on this wiki!. To create a new page for your area click on the name you just searched for. You'll be directed start to the editing mode for this page. To help you with how to format your new page use the following template. Click on this link and switch to the edit tab, copy and paste this into your new page. To help what your page looks like click on Show preview. Once your happy with your changes click on Save page. To add images to your page you'll need to upload them using the Upload File link on the left hand navigation. Finally to make it easier for other people to find your page edit this page and add a link to your new area of the top of the list of areas below.
This site (www.swbg.co.uk/wiki) aims to document these problems and would welcome any contributions of new problems, areas; and/or feedback of any of the problems and areas mentioned on this site by either create an account and make the contributions yourself or if you don't feel comfortable using the wiki put all the details into an email send it to SWBG sending attachments detailing where it is, a description, its grade and possibly an accompanying diagram showing where the problem is.
Click here for a comprehensive list of links to other website that you may find useful.
Here is a list of areas that are documented on this wiki.
- Map of bouldering areas
- Baltic Quarry
- Mynydd Garnclochdy
- Bacon Hole
- Dinas Rock
- Taffs Well
- Caswell Bay
- Oxwich Bay
- Rotherslade Bay
- Limeslade Bay
- Three Cliffs Bay
- Swansea Bay
- Clogfaen Gigfran
- Twynan Gwynion
- Mill Street
- The Little Gap
- Goitre Coed Rocks
- Not Navigation
- Three Horse Shoes
- Tynant Bridge
- The Gap
- Graig Bedw
- Nant-y-Fedw Rocks
- Boulder X
- White Rocks
- Ponty Common
- Tir Phil
- More to follow watch this space
PDF Guide Books
Martin Crocker And Oliver Keynes have produced their own set of excellent PDF's covering a number of areas in the South Wales area. A list of which can be found on the PDF Guidebooks page of this wiki.
Published Guide Books
You can now pre-order the following long awaited guide books which will be available for despatched from the end of October.
South Wales Bouldering Guidebook by Eliot Stephens
"South Wales Bouldering will cover development over the course of the last few decades of bouldering development in South Wales, with full approach and access info, detailed high quality maps and action shot photography showing the best the area has to offer!"
South Wales Bouldering Guidebook by Julian Sykes
"The first bouldering guidebook for South Wales, UK.
With over 1,240 problems documented and grades ranging from 3 - 8C every boulderer young or old, experienced or just starting out should be able to find something for every ability."