Restricted Access

An SSSI and a Special Area Of Conservation, the vegetation in the gorge area is especially important. Among the rare species to be found in the area are Scarce Turf-moss, Tunbridge Filmy-fern, Deratocarpon miniatum and Rock Fingerwort. The rock face and exposures are also nationally important geological features. Vegetation clearance and modification of the rock faces is to be avoided without prior consent from Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and the clearance of trees and undergrowth has in the past has led to the real threat of access restrictions.

While NRW manage the North Side of the River, the South Side is privately owned and the land owner has stated that up to 6 local climbers may climb on the south side of the river. We ask climbers to respect this and to help improve relations by keeping the area tidy. 


Rockfax Description
A hard start over the lower overhangs gains the traverse line of Powers That Be. Move up to join and finish as for Hayabusa. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Now has an independant start over roof right of Subversive..The way it was meant to be climbed. Start right of Subversive, climb to roof, make hard moves over to join Powers that be, pull up and then finish direct as for Hayabusa.

Martyn Richards 14/Jun/2009.


UK 8a and up , South Wales Sport 8s


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Grade: 8a ***
(Pwlldu Bay)

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