The Rhossili Bay Project

Rockfax author Adrian Berry has just launched a great new initiative to develop Rhossili Bay on Gower in South Wales with 30 new sport routes below 7a. His idea is to try and get the the fund-raising ball rolling then start bolting up the routes near Shipwreck Cove on the south end of the bay.

As Adrian explains on his web page here, this is a beautiful family-friendly location that is unlikely to get developed for climbers operating in these grades, yet there is plenty on offer.

Jen Stephens climbing at Shipwreck Cove. Photo: Mark Glaister

If you are the sort of person who would like to combine a beach holiday – family or not – with a bit of sport climbing, then Rhossili Bay is just the place.

How can you help?

Simple! Make a donation by clicking on this button.

The target is £1000 which should be enough to bolt all the routes and have a small celebration party at the end of the task. Adrian goes into much more detail about the costings here on his web site.

To kick start the whole project, Rockfax has made a single donation of £100. The great news is that in the first 6 hours after this project was launched £190 was raised!

This is also a good time to remind people of– the web site set up by UKC/Rockfax to co-ordinate bolt funds from around Europe into one single place making it easier for climbers to donate.

Now that is a nice place to go sport climbing! Photo: Mark Glaister

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