THE GAP


The Gap is one of the original and best known of the sandstone climbing areas in South Wales, although nowadays others have overtaken it in popularity. Sitting high on a hill overlooking the A470 Cardiff to Merthyr Tydfil road, it has a nice open aspect and plenty of routes at all grades that are well equipped. The majority of the routes are wall climbs, with the hardest featuring sustained sequences on thin edges. There are plenty of routes in the lower 6s including a few smart crack-lines.

Routes

2 trad routes (VS...E1)
53 sport routes (5a...7c)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Left Wall
A pleasant section of the crag that looks a little uninspiring at first, but actually has a number...
10
Sport
Evening sun
Uphill

2 mins

Main Wall
A good wall of excellent sandstone. It is seamed with grooves and small overlaps towards its left....
22
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

2 mins

Right Wall
The right-hand side of the quarry is a little more open with a small selection of routes.
14
Sport
No sun
Uphill

2 mins

Upper Quarry
A smaller quarry with some bolted lines between the older trad lines which (mainly) follow the...
9
Sport
Sun and shade
Uphill

4 mins

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