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Cwmaman Main and Cwmaman West Quarries

Rhondda Cynon Taff, WALES

Climbs 37 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 232m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
Cwmaman is a former coal mining pit village near Aberdare, South Wales. The name Cwmaman is Welsh for "Aman Valley" (the River Aman being the main river flowing through the village). The town is probably more well known for giving birth to the band called The Stereophonics in 1992.

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.

Access notes
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.

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Guidebooks
Gower & South-East Wales (2004), South East Wales Sports Climbs (1995), Gower & SE Wales (1991), South Wales Mountaineering Club Wiki

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 CWMAMAN MAIN  
2Rab/The Numbers Game7a **2
330' is the new 20'7a *5
4Good Tradition6a+ 17
5A Clear Head And A Blow Lamp6c *15
6A Clear Conscience And A Blow JobE3 6a 3
7Maybe tomorrow7b+ 2
8Mother of Pearl7a+ **6
9Two For Tuesday6c+ 9
10The World Is My Lobster6c+ *8
11Propaganda7a+ ***13
12Science Friction7a+ *1
13La Rage7b+ **3
14Innunendo7b *2
15Looking for Leather5a 14
16Instead Of This5c 11
17Circus Clowns6a 13
18Zoo Time6a 11
19Crack Line ManVS 4c  
20Cilly Arete6a 8
 Climb nameGradex
21Sam Sparrow5a 7
22Alys Rook5c 9
23Alys Rook Direct6c 2
24Hot Beef Injection6c *1
25Spam Javelin5a 3
26Neo Maxie Zoom Weanie6b+ 3
27Pork Sword6b **28
28Turkey Twizzler6a *12
29Anniversary Walk5c *28
30The forgotten route5c 12
31Hey Mister6a 26
32Buff The Happy Lamp6a 19
33Yank Plank6a 21
34Evil Ways6a 20
 CWMAMAN WEST  
36Cwm To PapaHVS 4b 2
37Cwm To MammaE1 5c 2
38Cwm MammonE2 6a 1
 MISCELLANEOUS/UNCHECKED OR INCORRECT ENTRIES  
40Buff The Happy Yank's Plank6a *1
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Alys Rook had a big loose block in it which has now been removed along with the 3rd bolt that was in it. At presnt there is now a run-out from 2nd - 4th but there should be a peg/ bolt going in, in the next few weeks.
Ollie B - 17/Mar/11