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
Take the hanging left arete to horizontal breaks and then move through a roof-crack to finish in a hanging groove. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The left edge of the cave opposite kennelgarth wall. Starts on the hanging left arete and follow this to the brilliant crack line that runs through the roof and up into an attractive hanging groove line.

Simon Rawlinson 03/Jun/2009.


Pathway to Triple 8 , Autumn Road Trip , Pyramid to 8a+


User Date Notes
AdJS 30 May, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Beware rope getting stuck in the crack underneath the lower-off.
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βeta: Beware rope getting stuck in the crack underneath the lower-off.

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High 7c
Mid 7c
Low 7c
High 7b+
Mid 7b+
Low 7b+
High 7b
Mid 7b
Low 7b
Votes cast 9
Votes cast 10
Style of Ascent
Route of Interest
Top Prat

Grade: 7b+ ***
(Fall Bay to Mewslade)

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