Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 232m a.s.l
Mark Glaister is on the start of A Clear Head and a Blow Lamp (6c) at Cwmaman © Mark Glaister
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.
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
|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