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 6
6Gallow's Step5c 3
7Grunter Ass6b+ *5
8Lynch 'EmE5 6a 2
9Exterminate All Bolt Thieves
E4 6a *5
10String 'Em Up5a 5
11Exhumate All Trad Beliefs
VS 4b  
12Seb Eats Shite6a+ 3
13Coprophagic Canine6a+ 4
14Do Doo It
VS 4b  
15Faecal Finger Of Fate6a+ *4
16Double Or Squits6b 4
 Main Bay 
18Spoilt Bastard6a *5
19Uncle Eddie Meets The Modern Parents6a+ *4
20Tally Whore5c  
21Student Grant6a *2
22Little Big EgoE2 6a 4
23Johnny Fartpants6b *1
24Submerged By BlubberE2 5b  
25Scrotal Scratch Mix6a *1
26Baker DayHS 4b 3
27Blubberf6A+ *2
28Blubber Right Handf3 *2
29The Grufff6A *2
 Kruger Wall 
31Litter All Loutf4+ *2
32Blood Dreadf5 * 
33Kruger Wallf7B ***1
 Lone Boulder 
35Lone Boulder Left Handf6A **4
36Lone Boulder Right Handf2+ **2
37Amy's Problemf2+ **4
38Treherbert Traversef6B **4
 Rhondda Pillar 
40Rowan Jelly5c ***10
41Mint Sauce6a+ **6
42Lamb Leer DiseaseE1 5b *9
43Bizarre GeetarE3 6a 4
44Nosepicker7a+ **3
45ThumbsuckerE5 6a ***5
46Nailbiter6c+ *4
 The Third (jammed Boulder) Tower 
48Drinks At The Dog And Hammer
5c 2
49Billy The FishHVS 4c  
50Clock Sucker4c 6
51Crock Licker6b **11
52Terry Forkwit6a+ **12
53Norbert Colon Meets The Fat Slags6a *13
 The Second Tower 
55Buster Gonads5c 3
56Powered By Simian Love FuelHVS 5a 1
57Mickey's Monkey Spunk MopedVS 4c 2
58A Fish Called Rhondda5a 4
 The First Tower 
60Crescent Wanker5c *6
61She's A Squirter!!5c 5
62The Day The Drill Conked Out5a 8
63Burning Brush6b+ 2
64Brush DownHS 4b *2
 Jedlinge Boulder (Under the Pillar) 
66Jedlingef6C ***2
67Power Hourf7A+ ***2
68Norman's Knob6b  
69Biffa Bacon *6b+  
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