Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 180m a.s.l
Martyn Richards on the steep ground of Capstan (7b+) at The Darren © Ian Parnell
Hidden away in some woods high above Pontypridd is this compact quarry which has some good strenuous pitches which are well equipped and on good rock. The walls see little in the way of sunlight and are heavily shaded by tree cover, and as a consequence take time to come into condition. Once dry the Terminal Overhanging Wall stays dry in light rain. A rockfall altered the starts of a number of the lines but these have now been cleaned up, rebolted and reclimbed.
UPDATE. The crag has now been cleaned and the remainder of the loose rock has been removed. It is much safer now since the demise of the loose section between Basildon Slapper and Rise.
Rise,The Unplugged,Gutted,Sorry Lorry Morrie,Andrew the Zebra & Calling Card have all been re-bolted and cleaned.
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