Cwm Capel

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Cwm Capel
Cwm Capel.jpg
Rock Type Quarried Sandstone
Climbing Style Sport
Approach Time 2 minutes
Area Sandstone
Sub Area Sandstone Far Western Valleys
WGS-84 Location 51.695810, -4.2429346
OS Grid Ref. SN 450 020
WGS-84 Parking Location 51.695274, -4.242530
GR Parking Location SN 451 019
Parking Postcode SA16 0ED
Base Elevation 54 metres (SRTM Estimation)
General Info
Faces Direction South East
Aspect Rarely Sunny
Wind Sheltered Always
Climbing Type Normal
Midge Problem Mild
Seepage Quick drying
Crags Within 5.0 km

Cwm Capel


A new sports development in the mid-grade range, on good quality sandstone.


Located in the aptly named village of Craig, near Burry Port. Driving from Llanelli follow the coast road (A484) towards Pembrey. Soon after the Pemberton Arms the road rises (speed camera). Immediately after the traffic lights at the crest of the hill is a turning right into Craig, alongside Jerusalem Chapel (20 MPH Sign). Follow this road past the Farmers Arms, trending right, past some housing to park adjacent to an old chimney (Cwm Chapel Colliery). Do not obstruct access to the yard. The quarry is opposite the chimney.

A fence and signage has been put up recently.


All routes have lower-offs/shared lower-offs. Do not top out as the top of the quarry is close to some rear gardens.

The Routes

  1. Mini-Mission - Fr.5+

  2. Nocturnal Emission - Fr.6b+

  3. Missionary Position - 6b

  4. Vile Proposition - Fr.4
    Short route to chain

  5. Premonition - Fr.5
    Left-Hand route to Lower-Off below oak tree.

  6. Requisition - Fr.6a
    Mantleshelf above the shale band to same lower-off below oak.

  7. Superstition - Fr.6b
    Maul over the small roof above the shale band on a sloping jug.

  8. Man on a Mission - Fr.5

  9. Crime of Omission - Fr.6a+
    Right of corner.

  10. Working on Commission - Fr.6b
    Shared belay on left.

  11. Attrition - Fr.6a+
    Up into the corner then ramble up to high lower-off.

Additional Photos

First Ascents

  1. Mini-Mission - R. Thomas, D. Emanuel
  2. Nocturnal Emission - R. Thomas, D. Emanuel
  3. Missionary Position - R. Thomas, D. Emanuel
  4. Vile Proposition - D. Emanuel, R. Thomas
  5. Premonition - D. Emanuel, R. Thomas
  6. Requisition - D. Emanuel, R. Thomas
  7. Superstition - D. Emanuel, R. Thomas
  8. Man on a Mission - R. Thomas, D. Emanuel
  9. Crime of Omission - R. Thomas, D. Emanuel
  10. Working on Commission - R. Thomas, D. Emanuel
  11. Attrition - D. Emanuel, R. Thomas