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Penrhiwceiber Quarry

Rhondda Cynon Taff, WALES

Climbs 3 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 170m a.s.l – Faces E

Crag features
Previously known to be a bit like 'Gandamak' (a village of Afghanistan...) it seems this place has started to be tamed a bit

Access notes
From the A4059, take a left turn over a railway bridge signposted to Abercynon, until the end of the one way system. Turn right at the Mount Pleasant Inn and follow the road up the hill until it finishes. The crag is reached by following the dirt track up the hill (obvious). Warning - do not leave anything in your car.

If on foot, walk from Penrhiwceiber station to the Mount Pleasant Inn.

Weather forecast

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0.0mm rain
19 °C
20 kph

2.7mm rain
Sunny periods
20 °C
17 kph

15.1mm rain
20 °C
13 kph

5.6mm rain
21 °C
9 kph

2.0mm rain
Sunny periods
18 °C
16 kph
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Climbs at this crag

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1Pickhead ArêteE1 5b  
2EdgewareE4 6b  
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3Landfill ProjectE3 5c  
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The definition of ceibr in the place-name Penrhiwceiber is 'joist, beam or rafter', suggesting a place with trees suitable for being used as roof beams. This reflects the early character of the district, which up until the last twenty years of the 19th century was a heavily wooded area, its steeply sloping hillsides being covered by Penrhiwceiber woods. However the woodland nature of the district was to change with the arrival of the coal industry as the woods were felled and a colliery and terraces of houses took their place.
ERU - 17/Nov/10

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