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Blaenllechau

Rhondda Cynon Taff, WALES

Climbs 19 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 262m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
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)

Access notes
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.

Weather forecast

 Today  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat 

1.8mm rain
Sunny periods
16 °C
15 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
18 °C
10 kph

0.0mm rain
Sunny periods
18 °C
10 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
18 °C
12 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
18 °C
14 kph
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Guidebooks
Gower & South-East Wales (2004)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Dirtbag arete6b **15
2ElectroluxHVS 4c 1
3Dicky Dyson5c *15
4Dust Devil5a 9
5Suction Power4a 2
6Possessed By The Mind Of A Hoover 9mHS 4a  
7Raspberry Ripple4c 17
8Ripple slab3 10
9Fairy Godmother4c 12
10Fairy's Liquid4c 15
 Climb nameGradex
11Fairy Ring6b+ 9
12Away With The Mixer6b+ *13
13Away With The Fairies6c 6
14Fair Enough4c 10
15Hands that do dishes4c 3
16Leaky Ball Cock5a 11
17Cock and Ball Story6b+ 8
18Plumbing the depths7a 5
19Half Pint - Full PintHS 4a 2
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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