Craig yr Eglwys

Climbs 41 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 480m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
Craig yr Eglwys is composed of hard Silurian sandstone and lies just to the north east the Hengwmannedd (Pumlumon) bouldering area. This is a good little crag which offers a number of short routes from D - E5.

Although the various buttresses are separated by some vegetated and broken rock, all the routes are worthwhile. The crag has a pleasant, open and sunny aspect. It dries quite quickly after rain and does not suffer from any significant seepage.

Approach notes
From the A487(T) Machynlleth to Aberystwyth road, turn off at Talybont and follow the mountain road, signposted Nant y Moch, to the reservoir. Follow the road round the reservoir and over the dam, then go uphill. Just after a cattle-grid turn left and follow another minor road towards Maesnant (O.S. ref 774 881). Park here at the end of the tarmac road, taking care not to block either of the two gates. It is also possible to reach this point from Ponterwyd on the A44 by following signs to Nant y Moch.

From the parking, go through the RH gate and follow the extremely rough track on foot for a mile, then just before the ford, turn right onto a path which heads upriver past a small plantation of conifers. Follow the hydrographic left bank of the Afon Hengwm for a mile on faint paths to the ruined farm of Hengwmannedd (which has the Pumlumon bouldering area just behind it (O.S. ref 797 893)). The final section can be a rather moist walking experience and wearing wellies is recommended in wetter periods. From the Hengwmannedd bouldering area, cross the stream (Afon Gwerin) before striking directly up the hillside/scree to the crag. (60 mins)

Climbs at this crag

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22CatchphraseVD 3
23Call My BluffHVS 5b *1
24Just A MinuteHVS 5a **3
25PointlessHS 4b  
26The Cryptic FactorHVS 5a * 
27Take It Or Leave ItVD 3
28The ShardHVS 4c  
29CountdownE3 5c ** 
30Big BreakVS 4c * 
31Double JeopardyE4 6a * 
32JeopardyE3 5c **1
33Through The KeyholeVD  
34Ask The FamilyVS 4b 2
36Twenty QuestionsVD  
37The Generation GameVS 4c 1
38Treasure HuntE2 5b *3
39You Bet!S  
40Take Me OutHVS 5b * 
41Winter WipeoutD  
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