Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 262m a.s.l
Jackpot on Raspberry Ripple (F4+) at Blaenllechau. © Blackgoby
Clearly visible from Ferndale town,it is best to fix it's location roughly as it cannot be located visually from the road above. Despite it's previous bad reviews further inspection has revealed that once re-geared the earlier routes are very good and the crop of new ones are on excellent rock and sunny for most of the day and evening.This crag probably has the biggest crop of 4+/5's of any sandstone crag,enough to occupy a sunny summer evening.
(description taken from the SWMC website)
Take the A4233 to Ferndale and follow the signs to Blaenllechau on the other side of the valley. Follow the hairpin road into the village and use the turning circle to negotiate the right very sharp bend into the minor mountain road to Penrhiwceiber/Llanwonno. Follow this road to the end of the highest terrace and park in the limited space by the 30mph signs.Walk 4 mins up the road and follow the rough path down and left at the crash barrier.It is also possible to park a small car here or one of the lower terraces if the previous spot is full.
|Access: 'down and left at the crash barrier' - it's much more left than down. Stay above the line of loose rock / spoil tips.
Lots of midges on our visit mid-June.|
rcoombe - 25/Jun/13