Climbs 36
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 232m a.s.l
Faces W

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

Crag features

Cwmaman is hidden in the back of one of the valleys, high in the Dare Valley. It is a fine little quarry in a decent setting and with some good routes. There are two sections of crag, both of which receive the sun for some of the day. The Main Wall is a clean sheet of almost perfect sandstone and has some of the area's best sport routes. The Right-hand wall has a gentler atmosphere with routes in the lower grades.

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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

Climb name Grade
  Main Wall
2 The Numbers Game 7a * 2
3 30' is the new 20' 6c 7
4 Good Tradition 6b 40
5 A Clear Head and a Blow Lamp 6c * 38
6 A Clear Conscience and a Blow Job 6c+ ** 9
7 Maybe Tomorrow 7b ** 4
8 Mother of Pearl 7a+ *** 18
9 Two for Tuesday 6c+ 11
10 The World is my Lobster 6c+ * 9
11 Propaganda 7a+ *** 26
12 Science Friction 7a+ ** 3
13 La Rage 7b ** 4
Climb name Grade
14 Innunendo 7b * 3
  Zoo Time Wall
16 Looking for Leather 5b * 38
17 Instead of This 5c 29
18 Circus Clowns 6a 40
19 Zoo Time 5c * 38
20 Crack Line Man VS 4c 1
  Right-hand Wall
22 Cilly ArĂȘte 6a 9
23 Sam Sparrow 5c 13
24 Alys Rook 5b 14
25 Alys Rook Direct 6c 2
26 Hot Beef Injection 6c * 4
Climb name Grade
27 Spam Javelin 5b 5
28 Neo Maxie Zoom Weanie 6b+ 5
29 Pork Sword 6b 41
30 Turkey Twizzler 6a+ 21
31 Anniversary Walk 5c * 62
32 The Forgotten Route 5c 21
33 Hey Mister 6a * 58
34 Buff The Happy Lamp 6b * 28
35 Yank the Plank 6a * 55
36 Evil Ways 6a 40
37 Cwm to Papa HVS 4b 3
38 Cwm to Mamma E1 5c 2
39 Cwm Mammon E2 6a 1

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