Altitude 57m a.s.l
Preparation to climb © Rusty Grylls
A stunning sharks tooth pinnacle of limestone, 20 m high, west facing and only a stones throw from the A470 in Tongwynlais.
The pinnacle offers predominantly bolted routes of low to moderate difficulty, ideal for clubs, groups and beginners alike.
The pinnacle is predominantly seepage free and the routes generally follow slabby groove lines with occasional steepenings.
This is a new crag in an urban situation. No permission to climb has been sought or granted. Please maintain a low profile as there are residential gardens within earshot.
As with any new crag, recent cleaning of the rock has been undertaken to remove both dangerous loose rock and invasive plants which would continue to break up the rock. There may be a limited amount of dust or ivy present on your chosen route, if this is a major problem for you, please take the time to clean it yourself.
The crag is frequented by the ubiquitous midge so be aware and take the usual steps to avoid being eaten alive...
From the A470 roundabout on which Taffs Well Main is situated drive north towards Taffs Well along the A4054 Cardiff Road. After 300 m take the first right, before the traffic lights, onto Ty Rhiw, which goes over the A470. After a further 350 m turn left into Forest Road (to Robert Price) and park considerately.
Opposite the T-junction is new woodland, enter this at the side of a low wall. The pinnacle is straight ahead of you, about 50 m from the road. See map.
|This newish crag is awesome for low-grades. Really good grippy rock, enough to keep you entertained for an evening. Shame about the road noise but at least you can't see it.|
adsheff - 20/Jun/14