Maerdy - Rhondda Fach

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Maerdy - Rhondda Fach
Tarren Maerdy Escarpment in Rhondda Fach
Tarren Maerdy Escarpment in Rhondda Fach
Rock Type Natural Sandstone
Climbing Style Undeveloped
Approach Time
Area Sandstone
Sub Area Sandstone Western Valleys
WGS-84 Location 51.674531,-3.4909782
OS Grid Ref. SS 970 983
WGS-84 Parking Location
GR Parking Location
Base Elevation 392 metres (SRTM Estimation)
General Info
Faces Direction
Wind Sheltered
Climbing Type
Crags Within 5.0 km

Blaenllechau, Bwlch Mountain Road, Clydach Vale Cambrian Quarry, Cwmaman Main, Cwmaman West, Ferndale Lower Quarry, Ferndale Main, Ferndale Right, Gelli, Llwynypia, Maerdy - Rhondda Fach, Pontygwaith Quarry, Sheriff Quarry - Maerdy, The Farm, Ton Pentre, Treherbert Quarry, Tylorstown Quarry

The Grid reference is from looking at the aerial photos. Look at these and you will see a terraced quarry and pillar if you follow the line of Park Road westwards into the strip of woodland.

However, It may be that the pillar is a little further down the valley on the Tarren Maerdy Escarpment somewhere above the cemetery at SS980972 (see picture). Driving up/down the valley the Pillar can be seen clearly standing out against the skyline.