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
2Painful Cracknone 4a
3Short Cleftnone 4a
4Wide Cracknone 3a
5Groovesnone 2a
6Finger Linenone 5b
7Thin Cracknone 5a
8The Reachnone 5a
9CorrugationE1 5b
10FlowstoneHVS 5a
11Two Half QuidsVS 4c
12Two FingersVS 4c
13Cystitis Eat Your Heart OutVS 4c
14Black CrackVS 4b
15Frontal WallS 4a *
16Hawthorn ChimneyD
17Pete's FinishE1 5b
18Little OwlVS 4c
19Short CrackHS 4b
20Suns Going DownVS 4c
21Nut wallVS 4c
22Tree tripS 4a
 SAME AS THE NAMED ROUTES IN BAY 3? 
24Unamed 1VB
25Crack 1V0
26Crack 2V0
27GrooveVB
28Middle WallV1
29Spare RibHS 4b
30White GrooveHS 4b
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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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