Climbs 195
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 191m a.s.l
Faces S

Elegant Arete (4c), Goitre Coed Rocks © Bunchuk

Crag features

Goitre Coed Rocks are to be found on the South West facing hillside above the A4059 and Abercynon, between grid references 085958 and 079961. Goitre Coed Rocks starts as a rock escarpment which is initially loose and unappealing until the bay of The Bathroom is reached. The edge continues in sections of solid low walls. The rest of the bouldering is a series of walls and boulders scattered below and South West of the edge, some on the open hillside, some buried in the woods. Goitre Coed Rocks has over 120 recorded problems at present.

Topos can be found at:

http://www.abercynonbouldering.wetpaint.com/(currently offline)

http://abercynonbouldering.wikifoundry.com/

http://www.swbg.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Goitre_Coed_Rocks

Guidebooks

No guides found for this crag

After blundering around the ferns and brambles trying to get to the rocks via 'Approach B' I would like strongly suggest all newcomers to the crag to take 'Approach A!!! If you do take Approach B, look out for a lost chalk bag, if you find it WELL DONE! you can keep it. Otherwise had a nice time playing around on Howling Monkey
Jamie Taylor - 09/Sep/13
Would really recommend looking at http://www.abercynonbouldering.wetpaint.com/ for good topo's and pictures. You WILL need a spotter at some of the area's. Would recommend pissoir boulder and crapstone Villa for the best problems and landings.
cover09 - 26/Mar/12
added the routes as they were printed on the topo for the website. Couldn't seperate them into different walls... didn't know how
Matthew Edwards - 28/Apr/11
Great rock! Went by myself so did more traversing than bottom to top, thoroughly enjoyed it. Sloping ground below the escarpment makes landings bad as I learnt to my cost when I tried to top out and failed, spotter essential...
Mild Matt - 04/Dec/09
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Small Roof Area
2 Welcome to Abercynon f4 6
3 Hot Girl Problems f6B 3
4 Super Roof Topout f6B 1
5 Super Roof f7A+ 1
6 Insta-Roof f5 3
7 Never Chase a Turkey f5+ 3
8 Alice's Problem f4 3
9 The Easy Way f6B+ 1
10 The Hard Way f6C+ 1
11 Unhinged f6B 3
12 The Ramp f4+ 5
13 The Golden Songbird f6A+ 5
14 Fox's Tail f4 1
15 Gyri f4+ 6
16 The Hound f6B+ 2
17 All Bark, No Bite f6C+ 2
  The Bathroom
19 Raped ArĂȘte V2 hvs ** 1
20 Do NOT Look Down V2 ** 2
21 Problem 1 f5 4
22 Problem 2 V1 4
23 Problem 2 variation V0 1
24 Problem 3 f5+ 7
25 Problem 4 f5 5
26 Evolutionary Jump f6A 2
27 Let It Go f7A 2
28 Problem 5 f5 4
29 Problem 6 f5 4
30 Problem 7 f4 4
31 Problem 8 f4 3
32 The Scintillator f6B ** 1
  Peace Deal Wall
34 Problem 1 f5 8
35 Problem 2 f5+ 8
36 Kebamba f6A 8
37 G-Baby f6A 4
38 Wall Traverse V2 3
  Angola Wall
40 Zafari f6A 2
41 Problem 1 f6A 7
42 Problem 2 f5 9
43 Problem 3 f5 7
44 Cotton Mouth f6B 7
45 Better Than Nothing f5+ 4
  Howling Monkey Wall
47 Problem 1 f4+ 5
48 Problem 2 f5+ 8
49 Problem 3 f5+ 8
50 Problem 4 f5 6
51 Problem 5 f4+ 5
52 Problem 6 f5 4
  Stanage Wall
54 The Squeeze f3+ 2
55 Problem 1 f4+ 4
56 Middle Wall f4+ *** 4
57 Clive or climb f5 ** 2
58 Elegant Arete f4+ ** 4
59 Problem 4 f4+ 5
60 Problem 5 f4 3
  Half Term Recess
62 Narrow Wall f4+ 2
63 Undercut Wall f4+ 2
64 Arete f5 2
  Cleavage Wall
66 Problem 1 f4+ 3
67 Problem 2 f4+ 3
68 Problem 3 f5 3
  Corner Boulder
70 Shanty Mantle f5+ 1
71 Problem 1 f4+  
72 Problem 2 f4  
73 Problem 3 f4+  
74 Problem 4 f5  
75 The Fin f6B 2
  Pissoir Boulders
77 Ffred V2 3
78 Sweet Dreams of Porn V3 *** 21
79 Bashing The Bishop V2 14
80 Sweeter Dreams of Sex f6A ** 7
81 Sweet Dreams of Link Ups f6B 3
82 Sweet Dreams Low f6B+ 4
83 Bagul f5 5
84 In Between f5 4
85 Dino's Don't Do Porn f6A 5
86 The Goitre Start f5+ 1
87 The Worm f4 12
88 The Worm Sit Start f6C 3
89 My Little Pony f6B 5
90 I Want to Play a Game f5+ 5
91 Pal Face f4 5
92 Tweedie's Classy Stop Out f6A * 2
93 Who the fuck is Tweedie? f5 5
  Plantation Boulders
95 Problem 1 f5 3
96 Problem 2 f5+ 4
97 Helium f6B+ 12
98 Hydrogen f7B *** 2
99 Lithium f7B ** 1
100 Visionary f7A+ ** 4
101 Pure Vision f7A+ ** 2
102 Break the Bank f6A 8
103 Black Mamba f6A 8
104 Problem 3 f5 4
105 Problem 4 f5 4
106 Problem 5 f5+ 4
107 Problem 6 f5+ 4
108 Problem 7 f4+ 4
109 Problem 8 f4+ 3
110 Problem 9 f5+ 3
111 Look, no hands! V1 3
112 Problem 10 f6A 4
113 Problem 11 f6A 5
114 Problem 12 f5+ 2
115 Problem 13 f5 2
116 Jess' Crack f4 5
117 Flatty f4+ 4
118 Danger Zone f6C * 3
119 The Modulator f6C * 2
120 Wake f4+ 4
121 Sleep f5+ 3
122 Sunset Traverse f6A * 4
123 Sunset Easy f4+ 3
124 Tom's Problem f5 4
125 Jess' Problem f5+ 3
126 One Move Groove f6B 2
  Crapstone Villa
128 Small Arete f4 5
129 Dave's Wall f6B 3
130 Lost in tha Voods f4 6
131 Lip Service f6B 7
132 Problem 2 f6A 3
133 Lip Service Alternate f6B 3
134 Bindi Roof f6B+ 5
135 Bindi Roof Direct f6B 4
136 Last of the Dashing Gentlemen f6C 5
  Blind Pig Boulders
138 Problem 1 f4+ 2
139 Problem 2 f4 3
140 Problem 3 f4+ 2
141 Problem 4 f5+ 2
142 Problem 5 f4 3
143 Problem 6 f5+ 1
144 Pocket f5 2
145 Timitimus f5+ 2
  P.S. Boulder
147 Problem 1 f4+  
148 Problem 2 f5+  
149 Problem 3 f5  
150 Problem 4 f5+  
151 Problem 5 f5  
152 Problem 6 f5+  
  Conference Boulder
154 Grave Concern f5 2
155 LPI f5 2
156 Neglect f5+ 2
157 350 To 3 f6B+ *** 2
158 Flight f6C *** 1
159 Plight f6B+ 2
160 Problem 4 f5+ 2
161 Problem 5 f5 2
  South Park
163 Problem 1 f5+  
164 Mr.Hat f6B 2
165 Problem 3 f5+ 1
  Drop Dead Gorgeous Boulder
167 Problem 1 f5+ 3
168 Clarity f7C *** 3
169 Deadline f6C ** 1
170 Problem 2 f5+ 2
171 Problem 3 f5 3
172 Christmas slab f5 3
173 Christmas Slab Sit f6B 2
174 Problem 4 f5+ 3
175 Problem 4 Sit f6A 2
176 Problem 5 f4 4
177 Problem 6 f5+ 2
178 No Hands Traverse f5+ 1
179 Christmas arete f5+ 2
  The Paunch
181 Problem 1 f4 1
182 Problem 2 f5 1
183 Problem 3 f5 1
184 Problem 4 f5+ 1
185 Problem 5 f5+ 1
186 Mid Ramp f6A 1
187 Rampline f6B+ ** 1
  The Quarry
189 Strawberry Split f7A+ *** 4
190 Little Thing (Reclimbed) f6C 2
191 The Egg (Broken) f6B 1
192 Egghead (Broken) f6B+ 1
193 Duncy's Wonderland f4 vs 1
194 Last of the dashing Boogaloos f4+ 2
195 Be in my Bonnet f4 vs 2
196 Ledge To Ledge V2 5c 4
197 Edge to edge f6A+ 2
198 Hollow V2 5c 4
199 Hollow Arete f6A 3
200 Hallowed f6B 2
201 Whisky Sour f6B 2
202 Zodiac f6B+ 1
203 On The Edge f4+  
204 Tweedie's Problem f4+  
205 Jamie's Dyno f6A  
206 Fears Traverse f6B+ *** 4
207 Fears Mantle f5 4
208 Fake Out Right f5+ ** 4
209 Fears Fake Out f6C+ *** 4
  Middle of Nowhere Buttress
211 Phi-Creatures f6B 3
212 Float on Wings f6B+ 3
213 Simple Magic f6C+ *** 5
214 John Doe f6C ** 3

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