Craig Tyle-Cam

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Craig Tyle-Cam
Rock Type Natural Sandstone
Climbing Style Trad
Approach Time
Area Sandstone
Sub Area Sandstone Far Western Valleys
WGS-84 Location 51.696601, -3.609588
OS Grid Ref. SN 888 009
WGS-84 Parking Location
GR Parking Location
Base Elevation 404 metres (SRTM Estimation)
General Info
Faces Direction
Wind Sheltered
Climbing Type
Crags Within 5.0 km

Blaengwynfi, Craig Tyle-Cam, Pen Pych, Space Mountain, Treherbert Quarry


Natural sandstone. No sports routes allowed.


The most obscure crag in South Wales. Craig Tyle-cam is a series of broken natural sandstone outcrops, of up to 9 metres in height, in the upper reaches of Cwm Corrwg a mile or so north east of the village of Glyn Corrwg near Cymer.


There is a car park at the end of the cycle path in Glyn Corrwg. From here, it is possible to walk to the crag via Mynydd Corrwg Fechan. A better way of approach is by mountain bike. A good forest track follows the west bank of Cwm Corrwg Fechan before doubling back on itself to cross Gwaun Corrwg Fechan. Another track branches off right to a locked gate at 886011. From here, the crag is just 3 minutes walk. Cross the gate, turn left and follow the edge of the wood for 1½ minutes. 1. Walk off, as no lower offs in place.


The most impressive (least unimpressive?) buttress has a fine arête and overhanging capstone. Routes are described in relation to this feature.

  1. Coracle - HS
    Climb the arête on its right hand side.

  2. Delphi - S
    The wall just right of Coracle.

  3. Vita - VS
    The wall left of the arête.

    20 metres left of Coracle Buttress (facing the crag) is a slabby two-tiered buttress of sound rock. The lower tier has heather growing in its centre.

  4. Lemon Squeezy - D
    Climb to the right of the heather to gain the arête then the right side of the upper tier.

  5. EZPZ - D
    Climb to the left of the heather and the left side of the upper tier.


  1. N.Smith, S.Rose 7-6-05.
  2. S.Rose, N.Smith 7-6-05.
  3. N.Smith, S.Rose 7-6-05.
  4. N.Smith (solo) 0-0-05
  5. S.Rose (solo) 7-6-05