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.
|Carmarthenshire crags||# climbs||Rocktype||Faces|
|Llyn Brianne (Carmarthenshire)||34||Schist||SW|
|Ceredigion crags||# climbs||Rocktype||Faces|
|Castell Bach||45||Sandstone (hard)||W|
|Craig y March||16||Shale||NE|
|Craig yr Eglwys||41||Sandstone (hard)||S|
|Cwm Silio||42||Sandstone (hard)||?|
|Cwm Tydu||55||Sandstone (hard)||SW|
|Lluest y Graig||3||Sandstone (hard)||NE|
|Pen Bilis/Lochtyn||58||Sandstone (hard)||W|
|Ynys Lochtyn||109||Sandstone (hard)||W|
|Powys crags||# climbs||Rocktype||Faces|
|Caban Coch/ Craig Gigfran||16||Gritstone||SE|
|Craig y Fan||7||Sandstone (hard)||SE|
|Craig y Foel||5||Shale||SE|