Climbs 205
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 191m a.s.l
Faces S

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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 almost 200 problems at present.

Topos can be found at: (Although UKC is the most updated)
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 7
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 5
9 The Easy Way f6B+ 1
10 The Hard Way f6C+ 1
11 Unhinged f6B 4
12 The Ramp f4+ 7
13 The Golden Songbird f6A+ 8
14 Fox's Tail f4 2
15 Gyri f4+ 7
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 5
22 Problem 2 V1 4
23 Problem 2 variation V0 1
24 Problem 3 f5+ 7
25 Problem 4 f5 6
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 Of War and Peace f6B 1
35 Of War and Peace Extension f6B+ 1
36 Problem 1 f5 9
37 Jumper f6B+ 1
38 Problem 2 f5+ 8
39 Kebamba f6A 8
40 G-Baby f6A 4
41 Wall Traverse V2 3
  Angola Wall
43 Zafari f6A 2
44 Problem 1 f6A 7
45 Problem 2 f5 9
46 Problem 3 f5 7
47 Cotton Mouth f6B 7
48 Better Than Nothing f5+ 4
  Howling Monkey Wall
50 Problem 1 f4+ 7
51 Problem 2 f5+ 10
52 Problem 3 f5+ 10
53 Problem 4 f5 8
54 Problem 5 f4+ 6
55 Problem 6 f5 6
  Stanage Wall
57 The Squeeze f3+ 3
58 Problem 1 f4+ 5
59 Middle Wall f4+ *** 4
60 Clive or climb f5 ** 2
61 Elegant Arete f4+ ** 7
62 Problem 4 f4+ 6
63 Problem 5 f4 4
64 The Spanish Steps 5a 1
65 Child's Play 5c 1
  Half Term Recess
67 Narrow Wall f4+ 4
68 Undercut Wall f4+ 4
69 Arete f5 2
70 The Wrong Arete f4+ 2
  Cleavage Wall
72 Problem 1 f4+ 3
73 Problem 2 f4+ 3
74 Problem 3 f5 4
Climb name Grade
  Corner Boulder
76 Shanty Mantle f5+ 1
77 Problem 1 f4+  
78 Problem 2 f4  
79 Problem 3 f4+  
80 Problem 4 f5  
81 The Fin f6B 2
  Pissoir Boulders
83 Ffred V2 3
84 Sweet Dreams of Porn V3 *** 23
85 Bashing The Bishop V2 16
86 Sweeter Dreams of Sex f6A ** 7
87 Sweet Dreams of Link Ups f6B 3
88 Sweet Dreams Low f6B+ 5
89 Bagul f5 6
90 In Between f5 5
91 Dino's Don't Do Porn f6A 6
92 The Goitre Start f5+ 1
93 The Worm f4 13
94 The Worm Sit Start f6C 3
95 My Little Pony f6B 5
96 I Want to Play a Game f5+ 6
97 Pal Face f4 6
98 Tweedie's Classy Stop Out f6A * 2
99 Who the fuck is Tweedie? f5 7
  Plantation Boulders
101 Problem 1 f5 5
102 Problem 2 f5+ 6
103 Helium f6B+ 15
104 Hydrogen f7B+ *** 2
105 Lithium f7B+ ** 1
106 20-20 Vision f7A+ 1
107 Visionary f7A+ ** 4
108 Pure Vision f7A+ ** 2
109 Break the Bank f6A 9
110 Black Mamba f6A 9
111 Problem 3 f5 7
112 Problem 4 f5 7
113 Problem 5 f5+ 6
114 Problem 6 f5+ 6
115 Problem 7 f4+ 6
116 Problem 8 f4+ 5
117 Problem 9 f5+ 5
118 Look, no hands! V1 3
119 Problem 10 f6A 5
120 Problem 11 f6A 7
121 Problem 12 f5+ 3
122 Problem 13 f5 3
123 Jess' Crack f4 5
124 Flatty f4+ 4
125 Danger Zone f6C * 3
126 The Modulator f6C * 2
127 Wake f4+ 4
128 Sleep f5+ 3
129 Sunset Traverse f6A * 4
130 Sunset Easy f4+ 3
131 Tom's Problem f5 4
132 Jess' Problem f5+ 3
133 One Move Groove f6B 2
  Crapstone Villa
135 Small Arete f4 5
136 Dave's Wall f6B 4
137 Lost in tha Voods f4 7
138 The Lost Mantle f6C+ ** 1
139 Lip Service f6B 7
140 Problem 2 f6A 3
141 Lip Service Alternate f6B 3
142 Bindi Roof f6B+ 6
143 Bindi Roof (without footblock) f7A+ 1
144 Bindi Roof Direct f6B 4
145 Bindi Roof Direct (without footblock) f6C+ ** 1
146 Last of the Dashing Gentlemen f6B+ 6
147 Jayebird f7B *** 1
  Blind Pig Boulders
149 Problem 1 f4+ 2
Climb name Grade
150 Problem 2 f4 3
151 Problem 3 f4+ 2
152 Problem 4 f5+ 2
153 Problem 5 f4 3
154 Problem 6 f5+ 1
155 Pocket f5 2
156 Timitimus f5+ 2
  P.S. Boulder
158 Problem 1 f4+  
159 Problem 2 f5+  
160 Problem 3 f5  
161 Problem 4 f5+  
162 Problem 5 f5  
163 Problem 6 f5+  
  Conference Boulder
165 Grave Concern f5 2
166 LPI f5 2
167 Neglect f5+ 2
168 350 To 3 f6B+ *** 2
169 Flight f6C *** 1
170 Plight f6B+ 2
171 Problem 4 f5+ 2
172 Problem 5 f5 2
  South Park
174 Problem 1 f5+  
175 Mr.Hat f6B 2
176 Problem 3 f5+ 1
  Drop Dead Gorgeous Boulder
178 Problem 1 f5+ 3
179 Clarity f7C *** 3
180 Deadline f6C ** 1
181 Problem 2 f5+ 2
182 Problem 3 f5 4
183 Christmas slab f5 4
184 Christmas Slab Sit f6B 2
185 Problem 4 f5+ 3
186 Problem 4 Sit f6A 2
187 Problem 5 f4 4
188 Problem 6 f5+ 2
189 No Hands Traverse f5+ 1
190 Christmas arete f5+ 3
  The Paunch
192 Problem 1 f4 1
193 Problem 2 f5 1
194 Problem 3 f5 1
195 Problem 4 f5+ 1
196 Problem 5 f5+ 1
197 Mid Ramp f6A 1
198 Rampline f6B+ ** 1
  The Quarry
200 Strawberry Split f7A+ *** 4
201 Little Thing (Reclimbed) f6C 2
202 The Egg (Broken) f6B 1
203 Egghead (Broken) f6B+ 1
204 Duncy's Wonderland f4 vs 1
205 Last of the dashing Boogaloos f4+ 2
206 Be in my Bonnet f4 vs 2
207 Ledge To Ledge V2 5c 4
208 Edge to edge f6A+ 2
209 Hollow V2 5c 4
210 Hollow Arete f6A 3
211 Hallowed f6B 2
212 Whisky Sour f6B 2
213 Zodiac f6B+ 1
214 On The Edge f4+  
215 Tweedie's Problem f4+  
216 Jamie's Dyno f6A  
217 Fears Traverse f6B+ *** 4
218 Fears Mantle f5 4
219 Fake Out Right f5+ ** 4
220 Fears Fake Out f6C+ *** 4
  Middle of Nowhere Buttress
222 Phi-Creatures f6B 3
223 Float on Wings f6B+ 3
224 Simple Magic f6C+ *** 5
225 John Doe f6C ** 3

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