Climbs 19
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 262m a.s.l
Faces W

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The main wall at Blaenllechau including Away With The Mixer (F6b+) © Blackgoby

Crag features

Blaenllechau is a compact quarry that has some good lower-grade routes. The rock is solid, well bolted and the base of the crag pleasant and quiet. Take care following the approach description as the path from the road is easily missed.

Approach notes

Take the A4233 to Ferndale and follow the signs to Blaenllechau on the other side of the valley. Follow the hairpin road into the village and use the turning circle to negotiate the right very sharp bend into the minor mountain road to Penrhiwceiber/Llanwonno. Follow this road to the end of the highest terrace and park in the limited space by the 30mph signs. Walk 4 mins up the road and follow the rough path down and left at the crash barrier.It is also possible to park a small car here or one of the lower terraces if the previous spot is full.

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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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More Guidebooks:
South Wales Rock (2020)
Gower & South-East Wales (2004)

Access: 'down and left at the crash barrier' - it's much more left than down. Stay above the line of loose rock / spoil tips. Lots of midges on our visit mid-June.
rcoombe - 25/Jun/13
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