South Wales Sport Climbs

South Wales Sport Climbs Rockfax Cover, 98 kb
Author Mark Glaister
Published Rockfax (2016)
ISBN 978-1-87334136-0


South Wales Sport Climbs covers the area to the south of the Brecon Beacons, spanning the land and sea cliffs from the River Wye on the Welsh border to Pembrokeshire in the west. The area is home to a wealth of sport climbing on a multitude of venues ranging from small inland quarries to extensive limestone sea cliffs.

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Crags covered by this Guide
Caerphilly crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Llanbradach Quarry109Sandstone (hard)E
Cardiff crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Taff's Well97LimestoneW
Taffs Well West56LimestoneN
Carmarthenshire crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Cwm Capel11Sandstone (hard)SE
Morfa Bychan131Limestoneall
Telpyn Point43Sandstone (hard)SE
Gwent crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Crymlyn Quarries55Sandstone (hard)W
Deri15Sandstone (hard)NW
Gilwern East40LimestoneE
Quarry Mawr (Sirhowy)77Sandstone (hard)W
Tirpentwys33Sandstone (hard)SW
Tyle-Y-Coch25Sandstone (hard)E
Mid Glamorgan crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Bargoed32Sandstone (hard)?
Neath Port Talbot crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Abbey Buttress28Sandstone (hard)SW
Dyffryn46Sandstone (hard)E
Rhondda Cynon Taff crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Blaenllechau19Sandstone (hard)W
Coed-Ely (Gladys Quarry)21Sandstone (hard)W
Cwmaman Main and Cwmaman West Quarries37Sandstone (hard)S
Dan Dicks14Sandstone (hard)NW
Ferndale18Sandstone (hard)E
Gelli50Sandstone (hard)?
Glynfach14Sandstone (hard)?
Mountain Ash Quarry82Sandstone (hard)W
Navigation Quarry84Sandstone (hard)W
The Darren (aka Lan Quarry)40Sandstone (hard)SW
The Gap127Sandstone (hard)NE
Ton Pentre (Ystrad)15Sandstone (hard)?
Trebanog67Sandstone (hard)SW
Trehafod24Sandstone (hard)S
Treherbert Quarrry (Rhondda Pillar)59Sandstone (hard)?
Swansea crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Bosco's Gulch Area39LimestoneS
Bowen's Parlour40LimestoneS
Dinas Rock266LimestoneSW
Oxwich Bay Quarry138LimestoneNE
Paviland Far West19LimestoneS
Pwlldu Bay32LimestoneS
Rams Tor14LimestoneW
Rhossili Bay135LimestoneNW
Three Sisters54LimestoneS
Trial Wall Area118LimestoneNW
Watch House Crag29LimestoneSW
Vale of Glamorgan crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Castle Upon Alun Quarry55LimestoneNE
Witches Point193LimestoneSW
West Glamorgan crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Barland Quarry15LimestoneNE