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Climbs 18
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 131m a.s.l
Faces S

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Mark Glaister on Behind the Lines (6c) at Coed Ely © Mark Glaister

Crag features

Coed Ely is a fine little venue that is easily reached and has a sunny and sheltered aspect. The main wall at the back of a tiny quarry is composed of good sandstone that is deceptively steep and gives the routes some punch given their modest length.

Access Banned

Reports have been recieved that climbers have been approached by the landowners and been told to leave (Spring 2018). If approached please be respectful to the owners and report to the BMC. The crag is located on private land which is not open access land and is not on a public right of way. 

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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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What a great crag, all the routes on the main wall are superb
guy xavier percival - 02/Jul/16
I got asked to leave the quarry yesterday afternoon by the landowner who said it was private land!
Steve Lewis - 17/Apr/14
Got kicked out of the quarry today by the landowner!
KH - 16/Apr/12
All routes re-bolted by Andy Sharp with SWMC stainless bolts.Catches all the sun well worth a visit.
sharpie - 08/Mar/09
Hey Daf visited Gladys today,haven't been there for years, it was great much better with the new bolting,beautiful day today so hot climbed in shorts only and this is october 12th
Paul Bowen - 12/Oct/08
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