Climbs 18
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 1300m a.s.l
Faces E

Ferndale © Mark Glaister

Crag features

Most of the routes are now fully bolted. Quite popular (though a second-tier sandstone crag): clean rock and good pro, but misses the afternoon sun. Routes up to 21m. When trad, had routes such as Silent Movies (HVS 5a*), Sea Shells on the Seychelles (E1 5b**) and By Appointment Only (E3 6a*).

Approach notes

Head for Ferndale town. In the centre is a 4-way junction: from Porth, turn L here up the hill past the Working Men's Club to a parking place beyond the houses.

Walk up the hill to the quarry (5 mins).


South Wales Sport Climbs

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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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
7 Silent Movies HVS * 3
8 The Looney Left E3 6a * 2
9 Blondes Have More Fun VS 4b 1
10 Rhondda Born E2 5c * 2
11 Physical Presents 7b ** 3
12 By Appointment Only 6c+ ** 6
Climb name Grade
13 Nine Green Bottles 6c ** 8
14 One Size Fits All E3 6b 1
15 La Digue 6c * 5
16 Seashells In The Seychelles E1 5b * 4
17 Gregoire's Island Lodge E2 5b 1

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