Twynau Gwynion Quarries

Climbs 29 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 1400m a.s.l – Faces NE

Crag features
Sometimes used by outdoor centres (consider yourself warned). Routes up to 12m, Ideal for sub-E1 climbers seeking a bit of seclusion... though the best route is a really good E1 called Corrugation

Access notes
Leave the A465 at Dowlais roundabout (Asda supermarket). Past superstore entrance, turn L, then L again, then R. Take the track through buildings and horseboxes and then R up a potholed road for 1mi to the quarries.

Or: park in Pant Cad Ifor car park (SO 062094). Take the Garth lane (30m R from the pub), through farm, through gas pumping station, to the potholed track/road.

Guidebooks
Gower & SE Wales (1991)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Staircasenone 2a 8
2Painful Cracknone 4a 6
3Short Cleftnone 4a 7
4Wide Cracknone 3a 6
5Groovesnone 2a 5
6Finger Linenone 5b 4
7Thin Cracknone 5a 4
8The Reachnone 5a 2
9CorrugationE1 5b 28
10FlowstoneHVS 5a 20
11Two Half QuidsVS 4c 15
12Two FingersVS 4c 9
13Cystitis Eat Your Heart OutVS 4c 23
14Black CrackVS 4b 13
15Frontal WallS 4a *20
16Hawthorn ChimneyD 4
17Pete's FinishE1 5b 8
18Little OwlVS 4c 5
19Short CrackHS 4b 13
20Suns Going DownVS 4c 8
21Nut wallVS 4c 5
22Tree tripS 4a 1
 SAME AS THE NAMED ROUTES IN BAY 3?  
24Unamed 1VB 2
25Crack 1V0 2
26Crack 2V0 2
27GrooveVB 2
28Middle WallV1 1
29Spare RibHS 4b 1
30White GrooveHS 4b 2
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The guide is correct, however there are some large gaps between routes that aren't made clear in the descriptions.
RedFox - 26/Sep/08
assuming we were at the right crag the route discriptions are completely wrong in the guide for any of the sections. the only feature reconisable was the E1-'Corrugation' the obvious arete in section 2. working left and right from this feature nothing seamed to fit guide book descriptions. its a shame the guide seams so inacurate, its a lovely little crag. could any one enlighten us as to if we were in the wrong place or the guide is so inacurate.
paul greenhow - 31/May/05
Do you have more up to date information?

These details were last updated on 03/Feb/2007

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