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Rock Type Natural Sandstone
Climbing Style Trad
Approach Time
Area Sandstone
Sub Area Sandstone Central Valleys
WGS-84 Location 51.707666,-3.337441
OS Grid Ref. SO 07683 01839
WGS-84 Parking Location 51.707120,-3.340305
GR Parking Location SO 07484 01782
Parking Postcode CF48 4NL
Base Elevation 267 metres (SRTM Estimation)
General Info
Faces Direction West
Aspect Partially Sunny
Wind Sheltered Seldomly
Climbing Type Normal
Midge Problem Moderate
Seepage Needs a short dry spell
Crags Within 5.0 km

Cefnpennar, Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant (X2), Mountain Ash, Mountain Ash Natural Buttress, Mountain Ash West, Penrhiwceiber Quarry, Troedyrhiw, Upper Mountain Ash


An extensive and generally broken set of natural sandstone crags overlooking Troedyrhiw. There are a number of pleasant VS climbs up the centre of each buttress done by John Harwood, without fully recorded details. There is a buttress at a lower level at the right-hand end which comprises of a smooth slab on the left, and a bulging tower.


Approach the crag from the 4054, travelling northward, by taking the first (acute) right-hand turn immediately before Troedyrhiw and parking on a parallel unmetalled road after a left turn. The crag is 60m up the hillside, above a small reservoir.


  1. Solo Para Tos Zapatos - 12m, E4,5c
    Take a direct and unprotectable line up the centre of the tapering slab. A long stretch for a crux at the top but the rock is perfect.

  2. Snow Jest - 12m E6,6b *
    The bold, bulging tower. Ascend a crack to an off-balance shelf. Launch out left (superb Rock 5 placement in a slot) and turn the arête to gain small fingerholds in the left-hand face. Make a committing crank for the horizontal crack and pull out right onto the arête to finish.

First Ascents

  1. M. Crocker - 26.12.1991
  2. M. Crocker, J. Harwood - 04.04.1994

Additional Photos