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
Tackles the massive roof above the start of The Road to Eldorado. Powerful and technical moves across the ceiling gain a lower-off station just under the lip. Stunning. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Tackles the large roof above the start to 'Road To Eldorado'. From the start of 'RTE' make powerful moves to get established in the unusual 'water borne feature' from here an amazing journey across the 10m ceiling will test all your climbing skills!

Simon Rawlinson 18/Jun/2011.


UK 8a and up , Rockfax South Wales Top 50 , Rockfax South Wales Top 45 , South Wales Sport 8s , Sportland


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