Mount Pleasant X1

Climbs 64 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 226m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features

A newish bolted crag that is quickly losing most of its loose rock, due to its current popularity and proximity to 'Summit' (WICC) climbing wall.

The crag is split into 2 tiers; upper and lower. It is a great afternoon sun trap!

Access notes

IMMEDIATE CLIMBING BAN. Please give this area a wide berth. DO NOT ACCESS. DO NOT CLIMB. "Please note that the BMC have been threatened with legal action by the owners over the use of Edwardsville XI by climbers/general public. This crag is known by the owners as Pontygwaith Quarry. The BMC are planning to meet the owners but of course the outcome of any negotiations will determine the future use of the crag as a climbing venue. We will have to wait and see."                             

John Custance, BMC Access Rep for SE Wales (26/09/2012)



Info retrieved from: http://www.southwalesmountaineering.org.uk/g_book/index.php/Edwardsville_(X1)


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I used the topos and directions on sportsclimbs.co.uk. Be aware that the road-sign (on A4054) at the southern end of the village of Mount Pleasant actually says "Merthyr Vale". The turn to the track up to the quarry is opposite the 30mph 300m sign before you enter the village. Park in the village and walk back towards Edwardsville and up the track (there is an old gate about quarter of the way up the track). The order of the climbs, on the upper tier, on the topo is not the same as the order listed here on UKC. There are also some extra climbs listed here on UKC. Great crag!
Blackgoby - 14/Jul/11
does anyone know where to find the best topos please thanks
craigjames1 - 10/Jul/10
does anyone know the best place to find topos please thanks
craigjames1 - 10/Jul/10
are there any topos of to right hand side of the top tier? these routes tend to be a bit loose as they havent been climbed much
shavec - 16/Jun/10
Can't find it argh!
DBDeaN1990 - 18/Aug/09