Climbs 37
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 232m a.s.l
Faces S

Mark Glaister is on the start of A Clear Head and a Blow Lamp (6c) at Cwmaman © Mark Glaister

Crag features

Cwmaman is a former coal mining pit village near Aberdare, South Wales. The name Cwmaman is Welsh for "Aman Valley" (the River Aman being the main river flowing through the village). The town is probably more well known for giving birth to the band called The Stereophonics in 1992.

Cwmaman Main is a three-star inland sandstone quarry. Some seepage on the (steep) S facing wall, but good rock and protection. There are also N facing slabs - best in summer. A good mix of grades, though the starred ones are 7a and above, up to 23m.

Approach notes

From the A4059 Mountain Ash to Aberdare road take the Cwmaman (Aberaman) turn off and follow this road to a T-Junction. Turn left and follow this road to The Shepard


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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Some good climbing here, but the crag is suffering from neglect. Seepage could be a problem on some of the harder routes
Paul Robertson - 22/Jul/16
Alys Rook had a big loose block in it which has now been removed along with the 3rd bolt that was in it. At presnt there is now a run-out from 2nd - 4th but there should be a peg/ bolt going in, in the next few weeks.
Ollie B - 17/Mar/11
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Climbs at this crag

29Anniversary Walk5c *37
30The forgotten route5c 12
31Hey Mister6a *28
32Buff The Happy Lamp6b *21
33Yank Plank6a *26
34Evil Ways6a 23
 Cwmaman West 
36Cwm To PapaHVS 4b 3
37Cwm To MammaE1 5c 2
38Cwm MammonE2 6a 1
40Buff The Happy Yank's Plank6a *2

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