Climbs 19
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 886m a.s.l

Almost Alpine! Climbing from Central Gully to Central Rib Route © Mark Salter

Crag features

At 886 metres (2,907 ft) above sea-level, it is also the highest peak in Britain south of the Snowdonia mountain range. The twin summits of Pen y Fan and Corn Du were formerly referred to as Cadair Arthur or 'Arthur's Seat'.

Approach notes

On the A470 12Km North of the junction with the A465 (Merthyr Tydfil) there is a junction with the A4059. Another 1Km north on a left hand bend is the car park (on the right). There are two paths to the peak that start at either end of the bend in the road.


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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Far Left Gully I 14
2 Near Left Gully I 15
3 Central Gully II/III 74
4 Central Rib II 36
5 Near Right Gully
II 27
6 Far Right Gully I 65
7 Right Hand Rib I/II * 12
15 Central Gully Direct (Headwall) IV ** 1
16 Kist Face * IV  
17 Hedfan * V 1
18 Choc-a-block * III 4  
19 Cut-out Corner * IV 4  
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