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Mount Pleasant

Rhondda Cynon Taff, WALES

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

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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.

Please give this area a wide berth. DO NOT ACCESS. DO NOT CLIMB.

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. SE Wales)

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A newish bolted crag that is quickly losing most of it's 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!

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Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
2Monkey Business6a+ *63
3Flidington Rex5 70
4Big Bad Baboon5+ 41
5Orangutanarium6b **79
6Cone Penetration Test6b+ 34
7Remediation Required6b 20
8Fisty Nuts7b+ **2
9Phill's a Thieving Little Scrote6a+ **3
10Phill's A Bit Wrong But...7b *1
11Fistula7a **16
12Rabbit Proof Fence6a+ 30
13Uluru6a+ 59
14Cox 2 Inhibitor6b+ 58
15Proton Pump6a *37
16Voltarol Vigour6a 38
17Sucking Dicks' Low Fenac5+ 43
18CoCodamol Crunch5+ 55
19Tramadol Trip6a+ *39
20Paracetamol Punch6b 22
21Ed less6a 34
22Guillotine5 52
23Final Cut6b 19
24Primal Cut6b 28
25Razor Strop6b *31
26The Poddling6a+ 73
27Ed More5 94
28Aqua Mule Show5 80
29Known Only Unto God6a+ 41
30Oolacunta5 74
31Uber Gruppen Fuhrer4 87
 Climb nameGradex
34Polari Cartso5+ 40
35Rhondda Tan5 57
36Steroid Vest6a 43
37Back to Black5+ 20
38Johnny Bionic5+ 42
39Slabadabadoo5 46
40Fisting the Night Away5+ 43
41Paul Prefers Pretty Pussy6b 30
42Monkey Stole My Face6a+ 44
43Balls Of Damocles6b *30
44Boy George V6a+ 17
45Dream Of Wet Rabbits5+ 6
46Rent Boys and Radiators6a+ 8
47A Dream Of Wet Rabbits5+ *1
48We Like Damp Beaver6b *15
49Hot Little Minx6a+ *5
50Mountain At The Edge6b+ *19
51The Pleasant Mount6c+ *8
52Man In A Honda Over Yonder In Rhondda6b 19
53Poke Her Face6a 15
54Bull Camp6a+ *17
55I Love Valley Girls6a+ 9
56Chloe's Crack5 *22
57Harry Patch6a 17
58Emiliano Mercado del Toro5+ 24
59Get NuttedE2 5c *2
60Daddy's Little Lemon Licker6a 6
61Homme de L'elephant5+ 8
62...but I couldn't eat a whole one6a 3
63Henry Allingham5 12
64Bonaroo Lally Tappers5+ 7
65Meat Fly vs The Custard Cannon6a 8
66Over The Top6a *4
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Access notes
The friendly landowner has been referred to the BMC.

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I used the topos and directions on 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