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Coed-Ely (Gladys Quarry)

Rhondda Cynon Taff, WALES

Climbs 20 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 131m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
A small, west-facing quarry that gets the evening sun.

The main attraction is the handful of bolted routes from F6a+ to F7a.

The crag dries quickly; seeps little and deserves to be more popular.

Rebolted 2008.

Access notes
M4 J34: road to Llantrisant, then follow A4119 twds Tonyrefail. After 5mi turn R to Gilfach Goch and Coed Ely. The crag is above and R directly after the roundabout: take the first turn R in Coed Ely; at the top of the road turn R (parking).

Walk to the end of the road, climb over the gate, follow path to the crag.

Weather forecast

 Today  Thu  Fri  Sat  Sun 

1.0mm rain
Mainly cloudy
15 °C
13 kph

0.3mm rain
Sunny periods
16 °C
11 kph

0.1mm rain
16 °C
26 kph

7.0mm rain
13 °C
28 kph

0.3mm rain
Sunny periods
14 °C
21 kph
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Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1The Beer Monster Goes GardeningVS 4c 6
2Monkey BusinessVS 4c 3
3Lager LoutVS 4c 3
4Lager Lout4c 5
5The Old WayHVS 5a 5
6The Pure wayVS 4c 7
7Alements5c 21
8Scandal (in the bin)6c *14
9ScandalE3 6a 8
10Bush Wacker's CrackHVS 4c 2
 Climb nameGradex
11Bush Wacker's GrooveVS 4c 4
12My JCB's ExplodedHVS 4c 3
13Tall, Dark and Handsome (Direct)6c+ 8
14Tall, Dark And Handsome6b+ *11
15Campaign for See-Through Bikinis6a+ *40
16Campaign for See-Through BikinisE2 5b *8
17Young, Free And Single7a *17
18The Uninvited6c+ **29
19Behind The Lines6c **29
20Buffalo HunterHS 4a 7
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I got asked to leave the quarry yesterday afternoon by the landowner who said it was private land!
steve L - 17/Apr/14

Got kicked out of the quarry today by the landowner!
KH - 16/Apr/12

All routes re-bolted by Andy Sharp with SWMC stainless bolts.Catches all the sun well worth a visit.
sharpie - 08/Mar/09

Hey Daf visited Gladys today,haven't been there for years, it was great much better with the new bolting,beautiful day today so hot climbed in shorts only and this is october 12th
Paul Bowen - 12/Oct/08