Climbs 28
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 190m a.s.l
Faces SW

Marti Hallett on Sign of the Times (7a) Abbey Buttress © Mark Glaister

Crag features

Visible from M4 as you pass the Port Talbot steelworks. Exposed position can make it cold on windy days; sunny in the afternoon. Solid rock, a three-star crag, with routes up to 20m. A good spread among the grades.

Approach notes

M4 junction 40: head for the steelworks. At the traffic lights turn L. Pass Old Surgery pub on R and turn L up The Incline road, opposite. At the RH bend at the top, go under the M4, up Inkerman Road. Park carefully on the side of the road leading up to the bungalows. The Grass at the top opposite the bungalows is now part of the gardens (tyre marks not appreciated)
Take path on the W (L) of the bungalow up the hillside to a track; Walk along the track RW until a new path switches up and left immediately below the crag.

Guidebooks

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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Port Talbot's answer to Millstone. The rock is as solid and the cracks as hard as gritstone. We spent a good hour whacking a path up to the crag. Follow the path below the crag to where the quarry peters out. Follow the bushwhacked path up a rising line back towards the crag.
DafSWMC - 12/Aug/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Duog's Road to Nowhere HS 4a 2
2 Community Spirit 5c 27
3 Ta Ta Tata 5c 25
4 CND 5c 28
5 Bones Hard Start 6a 29
6 Anne's Stiff Entry 6a 34
7 Bargaining Counter
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E1 5b 5
8 Closed Shop 6b+ * 17
9 Restrictive Practice E3 * 6
10 Gaz 316 6b+ ** 44
11 Crack Basher E3 *** 37
12 Sign Of The Times 7a ** 17
13 PR Job 7a * 18
14 Urban Development 7a * 6
15 Fe 500 7a+ ** 16
16 Writings On The Wall 6b+ * 13
17 Stump Stroker 6c+ * 12
18 Split The Equity 6b+ * 13
19 Hot Mill 7b * 7
20 Pig Iron 6c+ * 13
21 High Jinx 6b 15
22 Mud Lark Crack 6a 17
23 Schmisse 6c+ 6
24 Industrial Relations E1 11
25 Chain Reaction 6b 14
26 Cold Rolled 6c+ * 5
27 Nether Edge 7b 2

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