Pencoed Pillar*** HVD
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M.Dalton, H.G.Dalton 1903

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock.

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This climb is in 46 logbooks, and on 27 wishlists.

Tempted by the 3 stars were ventured along the considerable approach. We were severely disappointed. In the 15 years since the guidebook was written, the vegetation had become a dense jungle, gently weeping stored rainwater down the entire face. We turned away in disgust. Don't expect traditional climbing.
radddogg - 27/Jun/15

Wet, cold, vegetated and slimy. Climbed in approach shoes, quite tough in these conditions. Warrants 3 stars for the situation and exposure but not for the quality of the climbing. I did this about 15 years ago with steve on a similar damp November day but have absolutely no recollection of the route.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd rpt - 16/Nov/14 with Steve Grove

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/14

Simply botanical (wood anemone, ferns, wild raspberry, campion, heather and I think maybe some kind of moss). Sure the climbing wold have been more enjoyable in the dry
monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 24/May/14 with Dan Fairbank

Incredible summer evening solo!
TomMorgan - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/13 with Sam Wainwright

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/13

Patrick Clissold - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13

bring your gardening boots
chrisdajenk - 2nd - 06/May/13 with Jamie, idioa

Hidden - 24/May/12

Hidden - AltLd - 17/May/12

You can keep your walls, you can keep your bolts, this is what climbing is about. Adventure :)
Ander - AltLd - 22/Apr/11 with Jimb0

Jimb0 - AltLd - 22/Apr/11 with Ander

Hidden - 2011

deklan - Lead - Sep/10 with dad

Rosie Henstock - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Tom Green

TGreen - AltLd rpt - 22/Jun/10 with Rosie Henstock

Damn good day out, 8 hours of climbing, 3 hours walking around on Cadair and a return car journey smelling of sheep and slime mould...smooooth!
porridgefan - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/08 with Sam Doyle

Rosie Henstock - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Tom Green, Laurence

1st, 2nd, 1st, 2nd, 1st, 2nd, 1st, 1st.
TGreen - AltLd rpt - 14/Apr/07 with Lozzy Baby

Laurence Everitt - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Tom Green, Rosie Henstock

Hidden - AltLd - 2007

Tim W - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/06 with Gwyn , Gareth Tucker

Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 31/May/06 with Dan

Marq - AltLd O/S - 14/May/06 with Daniel Dennehy

Hannah V - 2nd - Mar/06 with Tim Willson

Verdant, airy, a truly magical climb.
caradoc - Lead - 11/Jun/05 with nick yapp

deano - Solo - 01/Jun/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/03

shaun walby - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/03 with Mike Aston

Heading for Gist Ddu but forgot the rack! Then it rained. Climbed with a rope and a hex, both of which were worthless.
alan moore - 2003

Darragh - Mar/00 with Rob

snowcat - 2nd - 22/Aug/96 with Chris Schiller

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/96

Hidden - Lead - 1996

Stood in the cold damp drizzle, on belay in the back of the chimney leaning against two blocks about the size of yer average fridge stacked on top of one another that gently moved - I watched as a large black slug slowly made it way past me up the wall opposite I remember thinking - "This time last Saturday morning I was climbing in the Chamonix valley, in the sunshine, on warm rock being over taken by lizards !"
steve glasper - AltLd - Sep/95 with ex-wife

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/95

Can't remember much about this (even the year we did it) but it was a very hot day and we were sheltered from the sun for most of it.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 1995 with Martin

charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/94 with Stan, Richard Wayte

nigehughes - AltLd - Jun/94 with Dave Cameron

jim_randell - Lead O/S - 01/May/94 with DR, WW

Conan - 2nd - May/94

DavPk - 2nd - 31/Oct/92

babymoac - Lead - 22/Feb/92 with Davy L

leland stamper - AltLd - Feb/90 with richard baynes

Ghastly Rubberfeet - AltLd - 1980

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
James A.S Read, gemmatrickey, foostu4, Matthew Martin Wsm, Ropeboy, meanderthal, climbergg, Nordic, Skullfire, egwp01, Rebecca_h, dansmonkeytroubles, stemill, Tom V, snave29, sgl0jd

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