Apple Tree Buttress

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Apple Tree Buttress
Rock Type Quarried Sandstone
Climbing Style Sport
Approach Time 5 minutes
Area Sandstone
Sub Area Sandstone Far Western Valleys
WGS-84 Location 51.611305, -3.763952
OS Grid Ref. SS 779 917
WGS-84 Parking Location
GR Parking Location
Base Elevation 53 metres (SRTM Estimation)
General Info
Faces Direction North West
Aspect Partially Sunny
Wind Sheltered Mostly
Climbing Type Normal
Midge Problem Mild
Seepage Quick drying
Crags Within 5.0 km

Abbey Buttress, Apple Tree Buttress, Brombil Woods Crag, Cwmafan, Graig Fawr, Pontrhydyfen


Sandstone quarry so lots.


A short sandstone quarry on the A4107 Afan Valley Road out of Taibach, Port Talbot. Park in large layby just before Ynys Gwas Hill then walk back 15m. Step 2m off the road to reach the rock.



Step off the road just after the apple tree, 1 min approach

Alternatively, if you can not find the "apple tree", park 150m from the crag at the layby in the photo.


All LOs.


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  1. Fist In Cider - Fr.5
    L. hand line.

  2. Rotten To The Core - Fr.5
    Next line on slab, shared L.O.

  3. Flipping the Pips - Fr.5
    3rd line to same L.O.

  4. Flicking the Lips - Fr. 6a

  5. Sucking the Flits - Fr. 5
    Short wall

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First Ascents

  1. Roy Thomas & Dai Emanuel 2017
  2. Roy Thomas & Dai Emanuel 2017
  3. Dai Emanuel 2017
  4. Dai Emanuel 2017
  5. Dai Emanuel 2017

Additional Photos