Climbs 21
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 131m a.s.l
Faces W

Mark Glaister on Behind the Lines (6c) at Coed Ely © Mark Glaister

Crag features

A small, west-facing quarry that gets the evening sun.

The main attraction is the handful of bolted routes from F6a+ to F7a.

The crag dries quickly; seeps little and deserves to be more popular.

Rebolted 2008.

Approach notes

M4 J34: road to Llantrisant, then follow A4119 twds Tonyrefail. After 5mi turn R to Gilfach Goch and Coed Ely. The crag is above and R directly after the roundabout: take the first turn R in Coed Ely; at the top of the road turn R (parking).

Walk to the end of the road, climb over the gate, follow path to the crag.


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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What a great crag, all the routes on the main wall are superb
guy xavier percival - 02/Jul/16
I got asked to leave the quarry yesterday afternoon by the landowner who said it was private land!
Steve Lewis - 17/Apr/14
Got kicked out of the quarry today by the landowner!
KH - 16/Apr/12
All routes re-bolted by Andy Sharp with SWMC stainless bolts.Catches all the sun well worth a visit.
sharpie - 08/Mar/09
Hey Daf visited Gladys today,haven't been there for years, it was great much better with the new bolting,beautiful day today so hot climbed in shorts only and this is october 12th
Paul Bowen - 12/Oct/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 The Beer Monster Goes Gardening
VS 4c 7
2 Monkey Business VS 4c 4
3 Lager Lout VS 4c 4
4 Lager Lout 4c 20
5 The Old Way
HVS 5a 6
6 The Pure way VS 4c 8
7 Alements 5c 36
8 Scandal (in the bin) 6c * 21
9 Scandal E3 6a 9
10 Bush Wacker's Crack HVS 4c 4
11 Bush Wacker's Groove
VS 4c 7
12 My JCB's Exploded
HVS 4c 4
13 Tall, Dark and Handsome
6c+ 11
14 Tall, Dark and Handsome (Indirect) 6c+ * 12
15 Campaign for See-Through Bikinis 6a+ *** 67
16 Campaign for See-Through Bikinis
E2 5b * 10
17 Young, Free And Single 7a ** 25
18 The Uninvited 7a ** 44
19 Behind The Lines 6c ** 43
20 Uninvited Lines 6b ** 4
21 Buffalo Hunter
HS 4a 9

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