Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 444m a.s.l
Newly developed sandstone crag (which some suggest to be the best).
Long and steep climbs with good holds are the order of the day, with some superb stamina fests.
The cliff is in an unspoilt mountain environment. Sun til mid to late afternoon.
Not great on overcast days with low cloud, due to altitude.
Midges present on still days from June to August.
Be kind and bring a brush to remove dust and help improve the next climbers experience.
Please respect projects.
There are seasonal bird restrictions on the far right side of the crag.
See South Wales Climbing Wiki
Nelwy developed sports climbing site. Warning - there is a known and active peregrine nest site very close to the the climbing area. Any disturbance to the birds or the nest site would be illegal as the birds have special legal protection under wildlife legislation.
Dates: 1 March to 31 July
Reason: Nesting Birds
A well used and historical peregrine nesting site is located on the right hand side of the crag. This is a very well monitored site with well documented historical records of productivity and success rate. Climbing activity close to the nest has attracted a lot of negative comments from local residents and from various conservationists.
Following a site visit it has been suggested that no climbing takes places from March 1st until July 31st on all routes and sectors to the right of (and including) the route "Nuns and Soldiers".
In the meantime be aware that this is an actively monitored site, located on land owned by Natural Resources Wales and if you encounter sign of agitated and noisy birds (lots of screeching and flying around in circles) then in all likleyhood you are disturbing the nesting birds and need to leave. It's best to avoid the upper tier (far right) of the crag completely until the end of July.
Any disturbance of the nesting birds (even if unintentional) is a criminal offence and South Wales Police have issued warnings to climbers leaving the site.
No guides found for this crag
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