Climbs 28
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 190m a.s.l
Faces SW

Abbey Butress just out of reach © Carpe Diem

Crag features

Visible from M4 as you pass the Port Talbot steelworks. Exposed position can make it cold on windy days; sunny in the afternoon. Solid rock, a three-star crag, with routes up to 20m. A good spread among the grades.

Approach notes

M4 junction 40: head for the steelworks. At the traffic lights turn L. Pass Old Surgery pub on R and turn L up The Incline road, opposite. At the RH bend at the top, go under the M4, up Inkerman Road. Park carefully on the side of the road leading up to the bungalows. The Grass at the top opposite the bungalows is now part of the gardens (tyre marks not appreciated)
Take path on the W (L) of the bungalow up the hillside to a track; Walk along the track RW until a new path switches up and left immediately below the crag.

Port Talbot's answer to Millstone. The rock is as solid and the cracks as hard as gritstone. We spent a good hour whacking a path up to the crag. Follow the path below the crag to where the quarry peters out. Follow the bushwhacked path up a rising line back towards the crag.
DafSWMC - 12/Aug/10
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