Climbs 59
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 326m a.s.l

Thumbsucker E5 6a solo ascent. © dmacmorris

Crag features

A great crag in a stunning position,almost a mountain crag feel. Can be bracing in winter due to it's exposed position but less seepage than you would expect as seperate from the main mountain. The old routes have been regeared as appropriate and most remaining trad routes are equipped with belays/lower offs, To complement the refreshed classic old lines there are numerous new lower grade sport routes and bouldering,well worth the walk whatever your tastes!

Approach notes

The crag lies up the mountainside above Treherbert railway station - a convenient way of arriving if on train/foot. If coming by car drive to the same place and park. Cross over to the far side of the railway turn left and follow a track for 100m until a short cut up and left across a stream, then take the track up right. Continue up this for 1/4 mile, until a trail breaks off left at a wooden seat. This trail leads directly up to the crag in about 20 minutes .Take your time and enjoy the scenic walk!

Wow!"defianetly" a significant solo of Thumbsucker by dimacmorris. S.Wales sandstone trad routes don't often get repeats never mind solos.Glad to see you negotiated the rubbly top out ok.
freelunchprovider - 16/Feb/15
There were plenty of bolts there 2days ago,nice and sunny on the back crag and towers too.
freelunchprovider - 23/May/14
Sounds like you have stumbled upon a troll, Kev.
alan rosier - 28/May/12
Where on earth are the new bolts mentioned in the descriptions?! Was there today and the routes are as per the original descriptions. There are remains of old PR's and the odd old bolt but certainly no shiny 5 bolts!
KH - 20/May/12
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Jedstar Boulder 
2Jedstarf6C ***2
3Dusty Springfieldf6B *2
 Back Crag 
5The Thin Drum4c 8
6Gallow's Step5c 7
7Grunter Ass6b+ *8
8Lynch 'EmE5 6a 3
9Exterminate All Bolt Thieves
E4 6a *5
10String 'Em Up5a 7
11Exhumate All Trad Beliefs
VS 4b 1
12Seb Eats Shite6a+ 4
13Coprophagic Canine6a+ 9
14Do Doo It
VS 4b 1
15Faecal Finger Of Fate6a+ *7
16Double Or Squits6b 5
 Main Bay 
18Spoilt Bastard6a *9
19Uncle Eddie Meets The Modern Parents6a+ *6
20Tally Whore5c 1
21Norman's Knob6b 2
22Student Grant6a *3
23Little Big EgoE2 6a 4
24Biffa Bacon6b+ 1
25Johnny Fartpants6b *3
26Submerged By BlubberE2 5b  
27Scrotal Scratch Mix6a *2
28Baker DayHS 4b 4
29Blubberf6A+ *2
30Blubber Right HandVB *2
31The Grufff6A *2
 Kruger Wall 
33Litter All LoutV0+ *3
34Blood DreadV1 *1
35Kruger Wallf7B ***1
 Lone Boulder 
37Lone Boulder Left Handf6A **4
38Lone Boulder Right Handf2+ **2
39Amy's Problemf2+ **4
40Treherbert Traversef6B **4
 Rhondda Pillar 
42Rowan Jelly5c ***14
43Mint Sauce6a+ **9
44Lamb Leer DiseaseE1 5b *13
45Bizarre GeetarE3 6a 4
46Nosepicker7a **6
47ThumbsuckerE5 6a ***7
48Nailbiter6c+ *5
 The Third (jammed Boulder) Tower 
50Drinks At The Dog And Hammer
5c 4
51Billy The FishHVS 4c 1
52Clock Sucker4c 9
53Crock Licker6b **15
54Terry Forkwit6a+ **16
55Norbert Colon Meets The Fat Slags6a *19
 The Second Tower 
57Buster Gonads5c 5
58Powered By Simian Love FuelHVS 5a 3
59Mickey's Monkey Spunk MopedVS 4c 5
60A Fish Called Rhondda5a 8
 The First Tower 
62Crescent Wanker5c *12
63She's A Squirter!!5c 13
64The Day The Drill Conked Out5a 12
65Burning Brush6b+ 5
66Brush DownHS 4b *4
 Jedlinge Boulder (Under the Pillar) 
68Jedlingef6C ***2
69Power Hourf7A+ ***2

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