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Central Wales : A Guide to Climbing and Bouldering in Elenydd

Central Wales : A Guide to Climbing and Bouldering in Elenydd cover photo
Author Doug Kerr and Dave Williams
Published Steep Stone Publishers (2018)
ISBN 978-0-9955953-0-9

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Published 11th May 2018. Now on sale. CENTRAL WALES -- A climber’s guide to Elenydd Trad Climbing • Sport Climbing • Bouldering • Sea level Traversing • Winter Climbing Between Pembrokeshire to the south and Cader Idris to the north, the upland area of Elenydd extends across parts of the counties of Ceredigion and Powys in Central Wales. Large parts of this remote, sparsely populated “Green Desert of Wales” are relatively inaccessible. This guidebook publishes, for the first time, definitive coverage of climbing and bouldering in Elenydd. The delights of the mountain crags, rocky outcrops, sea cliffs, and quarries of ‘unknown mid-Wales’ are finally revealed. Of particular note are: * Ynys Lochtyn Trad: Now a major seacliff of excellent hard sandstone, the tally of two dozen routes detailed in Pembroke North, has increased to 100 trad climbs. * Elan Valley Sport: Recent equipping of Craig Cwnwch has produced some worthwhile sport climbing at the original ‘forgotten mid-Wales’ trad venue. * Pumlumon Bouldering: The Hengwmanedd Boulders, to the north of Pumlumon, offer quality bouldering in a remote wilderness setting.


Crags covered by this Guide
Carmarthenshire crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Llyn Brianne (Carmarthenshire) 34 Schist SW
Ceredigion crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Borth 61 Greywacke all
Castell Bach 45 Sandstone (hard) W
Clarach Bay 49 Greywacke W
Constitution Hill 22 Greywacke W
Craig y March 16 Shale NE
Craig yr Eglwys 44 Sandstone (hard) S
Cwm Silio 58 Sandstone (hard) ?
Cwm Tydu 58 Sandstone (hard) SW
Gwbert 41 UNKNOWN all
Lluest y Graig 3 Sandstone (hard) NE
Mwnt 13 Shale S
My Little Pony Wall 10 Shale W
New Quay 31 UNKNOWN N
Pen Bilis/Lochtyn 59 Sandstone (hard) W
Ponterwyd Quarry 12 Slate SW
Pumlumon Boulders 71 Gritstone all
Ynys Lochtyn 110 Sandstone (hard) W
Powys crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Caban Coch/ Craig Gigfran 18 Gritstone SE
Cerrig Gwynion 28 Gritstone S
Craig Cnwch 43 Gritstone W
Craig y Fan 7 Sandstone (hard) SE
Craig y Foel 5 Shale SE
Craig Y Mynach 0 Shale SE
Creigiau Dolfolau 25 Shale W

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