Craig Alltacham

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Craig Alltacham
( Craig Allt-y-Cham )
Rock Type Quarried Sandstone
Climbing Style Trad
Approach Time
Area Sandstone
Sub Area Sandstone Far Western Valleys
WGS-84 Location 51.7277693, -3.8495376
OS Grid Ref. SN 72340 04842
WGS-84 Parking Location 51.7272236, -3.8549124
GR Parking Location SN 71943 04797
Parking Postcode SA8 4NN
Base Elevation 137 metres (SRTM Estimation)
General Info
Faces Direction South
Aspect Sunny
Wind Sheltered Mostly
Climbing Type Normal
Crags Within 5.0 km

Cilfrew Ravens Cliff, Craig Alltacham, Craig Cwm, Craig y Pal-Glais, Dyffryn Woods Crag, Gelliwastad, Graigola


A small crag in a woodland setting with commanding views over Pontardawe and the Swansea Valley.


Park up on Lon y Coed in Pontardawe. Walk along the track into the woods, then head up the steps to the golf course. Follow the path right for a few minutes to a viewpoint at the top of the crag.


  1. Reach Around - Diff
    Up the blocky slab left of the main wall.

  2. Glass Half Empty - S. 10m.
    Start just left of the tree, climb past the steep bulge, finish more easily.

  3. Hole In One - D 10m.
    Take the steps up the chimney, bridge, squeeze, escape.

  4. Bad Boy - HS 4a 13m.
    Head up the crack in the middle of the main wall to a ledge, dodge right to the flake, then follow back left to finish through the gap. .

  5. Stella Line - HS 4b 13m
    Start up just right of arete, continuing up the slab above. Top out with interest.

  6. Absolutely Rubbish - S 12m
    It really is. Out right there's another buttress . Climb up the corner, finish up wall to the left past a tree. Dont bother.

First Ascents

  1. Reach Around - Steffan Jacob October 2023
  2. Glass Half Empty - Steffan Jacob October 2023
  3. Hole in One - Steffan Jacob October 2023
  4. Bad Boy - Matt Woodfield October 2023
  5. Stella Line - Matt Woodfield October 2023
  6. Absolutely Rubbish - Matt Woodfield October 2023