Cwmaman West

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Cwmaman West
( Bedwlwyn Quarry )
Cwmaman West
Cwmaman West
Rock Type Quarried Sandstone
Climbing Style Trad
Approach Time
Area Sandstone
Sub Area Sandstone Western Valleys
WGS-84 Location 51.681924, -3.4467351
OS Grid Ref. ST 000 991
WGS-84 Parking Location
GR Parking Location
Base Elevation 254 metres (SRTM Estimation)
General Info
Faces Direction
Wind Sheltered
Climbing Type
Crags Within 5.0 km

Blaenllechau, Cefnpennar, Cwmaman Main, Cwmaman West, Ferndale Lower Quarry, Ferndale Main, Ferndale Right, Gelli, Maerdy - Rhondda Fach, Mountain Ash West, Sheriff Quarry - Maerdy, Ton Pentre, Tylorstown Quarry


New sports routes allowed or not?


Also see Cwmaman Main. The arête and steep slabs are clearly visible on the right on passing out of the village.


As for Cwmaman Main but For West Quarry: don't turn left, head up the hill, park, follow track to derelict cottages, and then faint path to the quarry.


Lower off or walk off? Rope length required?


The routes are described from left to right:

  1. Cwm To Papa HVS 4b
    Climb the arête easily but with little protection to a lower point. 11m.

  2. Cwm To Mama E2 5c
    Climb the centre of the slab, 1BR. 11m.

  3. Cwm to Mammon E3 6a
    Climb the right side of the slab, 2BR & 1PR. 11m.

First Ascents

  1. R.Thomas, G.Gibson 1990
  2. G.Gibson, R.Thomas 1990
  3. G.Gibson, R.Thomas 1990