Coed-Ely (Gladys Quarry)

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.

Guidebooks
Gower & South-East Wales (2004), www.sportsclimbs.co.uk (1995), Gower & SE Wales (1991), South Wales Mountaineering Club Wiki

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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
Do you have more up to date information?

These details were last updated on 08/Jul/2009

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