Climbs 59
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 326m a.s.l

Tom Skelhon starts out on the upper section of the stunning arete of Nosepicker (7a), Treherbert Quarry © Mark Glaister

Crag features

A great crag in a stunning position,almost a mountain crag feel. Can be bracing in winter due to it's exposed position but less seepage than you would expect as seperate from the main mountain. The old routes have been regeared as appropriate and most remaining trad routes are equipped with belays/lower offs, To complement the refreshed classic old lines there are numerous new lower grade sport routes and bouldering,well worth the walk whatever your tastes!

Approach notes

The crag lies up the mountainside above Treherbert railway station - a convenient way of arriving if on train/foot. If coming by car drive to the same place and park. Cross over to the far side of the railway turn left and follow a track for 100m until a short cut up and left across a stream, then take the track up right. Continue up this for 1/4 mile, until a trail breaks off left at a wooden seat. This trail leads directly up to the crag in about 20 minutes .Take your time and enjoy the scenic walk!


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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Wow!"defianetly" a significant solo of Thumbsucker by dimacmorris. S.Wales sandstone trad routes don't often get repeats never mind solos.Glad to see you negotiated the rubbly top out ok.
freelunchprovider - 16/Feb/15
There were plenty of bolts there 2days ago,nice and sunny on the back crag and towers too.
freelunchprovider - 23/May/14
Sounds like you have stumbled upon a troll, Kev.
alan rosier - 28/May/12
Where on earth are the new bolts mentioned in the descriptions?! Was there today and the routes are as per the original descriptions. There are remains of old PR's and the odd old bolt but certainly no shiny 5 bolts!
KH - 20/May/12
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Climbs at this crag

25Johnny Fartpants6b 3
26Submerged By BlubberE2  
27Scrotal Scratch Mix6a 2
28Baker DayHS 4b 4
29Blubberf6A+ *2
30Blubber Right HandVB *2
31The Grufff6A *2
 Kruger Wall 
33Litter All LoutV0+ *3
34Blood DreadV1 *1
35Kruger Wallf7B ***1
 Lone Boulder 
37Lone Boulder Left Handf6A **4
38Lone Boulder Right Handf2+ **2
39Amy's Problemf2+ **4
40Treherbert Traversef6B **4
 Rhondda Pillar 
42Rowan Jelly5c *17
43Mint Sauce6a+ *9
44Lamb Leer DiseaseE2 **17
45Bizarre GeetarE3 *4
46Nosepicker7a ***7
47ThumbsuckerE5 ***7
48Nailbiter7a *5
 The Leaning Towers 
 The Third (jammed Boulder) Tower 
51Drinks At The Dog And Hammer5c 10
52Billy The FishHVS 2
53Clock Sucker4c *12
54Crock Licker6b+ **16
55Terry Forkwit6b ***28
56Norbert Colon Meets The Fat Slags6a 24
 The Second Tower 
58Buster Gonads5c 9
59Powered By Simian Love FuelHVS 5a 4
60Mickey's Monkey Spunk MopedVS 4c 5
61A Fish Called Rhondda5c 12
 The First Tower 
63Crescent Wanker5c 14
64She's A Squirter!!5c *16
65The Day The Drill Conked Out5b 12
66Burning Brush6b+ 5
67Brush DownHS 4b *4
 Jedlinge Boulder (Under the Pillar) 
69Jedlingef6C ***2
70Power Hourf7A+ ***2

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