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Cwmaman Main and Cwmaman West QuarriesRhondda Cynon Taff, WALES
Climbs 37 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 232m a.s.l – Faces S
Cwmaman Main is a three-star inland sandstone quarry. Some seepage on the (steep) S facing wall, but good rock and protection. There are also N facing slabs - best in summer. A good mix of grades, though the starred ones are 7a and above, up to 23m.
Climbs at this crag
From the A4059 Mountain Ash to Aberdare road take the Cwmaman (Aberaman) turn off and follow this road to a T-Junction. Turn left and follow this road to The Shepard’s Arms on the left. Take the obvious side road forking off left (Llanwonno Rd) just before the estate. Follow this past a prominent row of houses, until a gravel track leads off left, by a substation, to two houses. This is by a triangular island in the road. Follow a narrow dirt track off left and park, taking care not to block the forestry road bending back right. Walk down the track for 100m, then take a steep path up the hill to arrive in the quarry.
If on foot, regular buses run to Cwmaman itself; from Aberdare and Mountain Ash.
For West Quarry: don't turn L, head up the hill, park, follow track to derelict cottages, and then faint path to the quarry.