South Wales Sport Climbs

Sport climbs in South Wales.

Routes

101 trad routes (S...E9)
10 boulder problems (S...E6)
1664 winter routes (2...8b+)
9 dws routes (E3...6c)
50 of the Best Routes top50
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents


Crag (click for details) No. of Routes Grade Range Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Telpyn Point
Set between Pembroke and Gower is this surprising sport climbing sea cliff...
41
_^^-
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Up and Down

10 mins

Abseil
Tidal
Seepage
Morfa Bychan
Morfa Bychan is tucked away in a tranquil cove and adjacent to a nice beach. It...
55
-^^-
Sport
Evening sun
Level

2 mins

Tidal
Seepage
Pendine
To the west of the tiny resort of Pendine, and its famous expanse of sand, is...
54
_^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Level

10 mins

Tidal
Cwm Capel
A small sandstone quarry with some easier routes that are useful if you are...
11
---_
Sport
Early morning sun
Up and Down

1 min

Sheltered
Rhossili Beach
125
^^^^
Sport
No sun
Up and Down

0 mins

 
Trial Wall Area
36
_^^-
Sport
No sun
Up and Down

0 mins

 
Third Sister to Zulu Zawn
46
_-^^
Sport
No sun
Up and Down

0 mins

 
Oxwich
48
_-^^
Sport
Sun and shade
Up and Down

0 mins

 
Watch House
23
_-^-
Sport
No sun
Up and Down

0 mins

 
Foxhole
26
--^^
Sport
No sun
Up and Down

0 mins

 
Minchin Hole
12
_---
Sport
No sun
Up and Down

0 mins

 
Bowen's Parlour Area
32
-^^-
Sport
No sun
Up and Down

0 mins

 
Bosco's Gulch Area
29
_-^-
Sport
No sun
Up and Down

0 mins

 
Pwlldu Bay
12
_---
Sport
No sun
Up and Down

0 mins

 
Rams Tor
14
__--
Sport
No sun
Up and Down

0 mins

 
Barland Quarry
14
_---
Sport
No sun
Up and Down

0 mins

 
Dinas Rock
109
-^^^
Sport
Morning sun
Up and Down

10 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
Taff's Well
71
-^^-
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

2 mins

Seepage
Sheltered
Taff's Well West
49
-^^^
Sport
Sun and shade
Uphill

10 mins

Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
Gilwern
79
-^^-
Sport
Morning sun
Level

12 mins

 
Witches Point
64
--^^
Sport
Evening sun
Level

6 mins

Tidal
Seepage
Temple Bay
63
-^^_
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Up and Down

15 mins

Tidal
Castle Upon Alun
37
-^^_
Sport
No sun
Uphill

15 mins

Sheltered
Dyffryn
A quiet crag set high above the Neath valley that has a number of short climbs...
45
-^^_
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

13 mins

Sheltered
Abbey Buttress
An interesting spot that is set high above the vast industrial complex of Port...
25
_-^-
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

Windy
Treherbert Quarry
High above the small town of Treherbert, at the head of the Rhondda Valley,...
39
-^^-
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Windy
Ton Pentre
Ton Pentre is a leaning wall of quarried rock that has a line-up of testing...
14
_--_
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

10 mins

Sheltered
Gelli
Above the town of Gelli is a long quarried crag on the upper level of a series...
50
-^^_
Sport
No sun
Uphill

10 mins

 
Ferndale
Ferndale quarry is located high above the valley that heads north from Porth....
9
_---
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

10 mins

Sheltered
Blaenllechau
Blaenllechau is a compact quarry that has some good lower-grade routes. The...
17
---_
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

Sheltered
Dan Dicks
Dan Dicks is a useful local crag that gets lots of early sun and is only a...
14
_---
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

10 mins

Sheltered
Restricted Access
Trebanog
Trebanog is a small edge of partially quarried rock that sits close to the...
8
__--
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

1 min

Windy
Coed Ely
Coed Ely is a fine little venue that is easily reached and has a sunny and...
9
---_
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

4 mins

Sheltered
Restricted Access
Glynfach
A small quarried crag set high above the valley with good views. The quarry is...
11
_---
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

13 mins

 
Trehafod
Trehafod is a small crag with a limited number of short but fairly good lines....
19
_-^_
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Roadside

0 mins

Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
The Darren
Hidden away in some woods high above Pontypridd is this compact quarry which...
21
_---
Sport
No sun
Uphill

5 mins

Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
Cwmaman
Cwmaman is hidden in the back of one of the valleys, high in the Dare Valley....
29
_^--
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

10 mins

Seepage
Sheltered
Mountain Ash
Mountain Ash quarry is in the shape of a bowl and provides a welcome retreat...
56
_^^^
Sport
No sun
Uphill

4 mins

Sheltered
The Gap
The Gap is one of the original and best known of the sandstone climbing areas...
55
_^^-
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

2 mins

 
Navigation Quarry
Navigation Quarry is a pleasant climbing venue located on moorland high above...
34
_-^-
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

13 mins

Sheltered
Restricted Access
Deri
Deri is a steep wall of compact rock, tucked away in the hills above the town...
15
_---
Sport
Evening sun
Uphill

7 mins

Dry in the Rain
Restricted Access
Bargoed
Bargoed is a compact quarried wall with some worthwhile wall climbs which are...
27
_-^-
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

1 min

Seepage
Llanbradach
Llanbradach quarry is the second largest sandstone quarry in southeast Wales...
87
--^^
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

15 mins

 
Crymlyn Quarry
Crymlyn Quarry is a local venue made up of a series of walls that are extensive...
18
_---
Sport
Sun and shade
Level

4 mins

Sheltered
Tyle y Coch
Tyle y Coch quarry is set in a pleasant quiet dell on the hillside between...
22
----
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

4 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
Restricted Access
Sirhowy
Sirhowy is one of the best chunks of quarried sandstone in the area, made even...
57
_^^-
Sport
Afternoon sun
Level

2 mins

Sheltered
Restricted Access
Tirpentwys
Tucked away at the end of a quiet valley is this pleasant quarried crag. The...
30
-^--
Sport
Morning sun
Level

12 mins

Sheltered
Restricted Access