Climbs 41
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 480m a.s.l
Faces S

As good as it gets on a fine sunny day? FA of Jeopardy, Craig yr Eglwys. © Dave Williams

Crag features

Craig yr Eglwys is a good little outcrop which offers a number of short climbs from D - E5. It is composed of hard Silurian sandstone and lies just to the north east the Hengwmannedd (Pumlumon) bouldering area, where it stands sentinel over the entrance to Cwm Gwarin*.

[* Sometime in the 1970s, the OS made a transcribing error which resulted in the mis-spelling of the valley's name. Consequently it became Cwm Gwerin on all subsequent/ current maps. However, it's correct name is Cwm GWARIN - the 'Valley of the Rabbit Warren'.]

Although the various buttresses are separated by some vegetated and broken rock, all the routes here are worthwhile. The crag has a pleasant, open and sunny aspect. It dries quite quickly after rain and does not suffer from any significant seepage.

Approach notes

From the A487(T) Machynlleth to Aberystwyth road, turn off at Talybont and follow the mountain road, signposted Nant y Moch, to the reservoir. Follow the road round the reservoir and over the dam, then go uphill. Just after a cattle-grid turn left and follow another minor road towards Maesnant (O.S. ref 774 881). Park here at the end of the tarmac road, taking care not to block either of the two gates. It is also possible to reach this point from Ponterwyd on the A44 by following signs to Nant y Moch.

From the parking, go through the RH gate and follow the extremely rough track on foot for a mile, then just before the ford, turn right onto a path which heads upriver past a small plantation of conifers. Follow the hydrographic left bank of the Afon Hengwm for a mile on faint paths to the ruined farm of Hengwmannedd (which has the Pumlumon bouldering area just behind it (O.S. ref 797 893)). The final section can be a rather moist walking experience and wearing wellies is recommended in wetter periods. From the Hengwmannedd bouldering area, cross the Afon Gwarin before striking directly up the hillside/scree to the crag. (60 mins)


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