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
An appealing line on the left-hand side of the wall. Move up to left-slanting ledges and follow the wall and right-trending flake/crack to a lower-off. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The left-hand line on Cheesy Rider Wall, following the handrail rightwards to the lower off of Rob Roy.

Roy Thomas 01/Feb/1995.


The Road to 8a , I want a Pasty!


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High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
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Style of Ascent
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Not Set
Route of Interest
Road to Ruin

Grade: 5c ***
(Craig Cwm)

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