Abbey Buttress

Climbs 15 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 100m a.s.l – Faces SW

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 (if small) crag, with routes up to 20m. A good spread among the limited grades on offer.

Approach notes
M4 junction 30: head for the steelworks. At the traffic lights turn L. Pass Old Surgery pub on R and turn L up The Incline road, opposite. Follow past a school (under motorway). Park carefully on the side of the road leading up to the bungalows.The Grass at the top,opposite the bungalows in now part of the gardens( dont think tyre marks would be appriciated)

Take path on the W (L) of the bungalow up the hillside to a track; crag to the R.

Guidebooks (1995), South East Wales Sports Climbs (1995)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Bargaining CounterE1 5b 4
2Closed ShopE2 5c 2
3Restrictive PracticeE3 5c *3
4Crack BasherE2 5c ***10
5Sign Of The TimesE4 6a *1
6PR JobE4 6b 1
7Urban DevelopmentE4 6b 1
8Writings On The WallE3 5c 1
9Split The EquityE2 5b 1
10Hot Mill7b 1
11Pig Iron6c+ *1
12Industrial RelationsE1 5b 8
13Cold Rolled6c+ *2
14Nether Edge7b 1
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Path cleared to the crag as of 12th July. Still needs some work but its passable now. Get up there before the jungle grows back and make the blood shed worth it!
nikgoile - 12/Jul/15
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