ABBEY BUTTRESS


An interesting spot that is set high above the vast industrial complex of Port Talbot and the M4. Despite this, it is actually a pleasant place to climb and the restored routes are well worth a look. The cliff was guarded by huge banks of gorse for many years, but a good path has now been cut and the routes cleaned and re-equipped. A visit could easily be combined with one of the other crags in the area for an evening's climbing, or a perfect stopping off point on the way to or back, from Pembroke.

Routes

3 trad routes (E1...E3)
22 sport routes (5c...7b)
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
Abbey Buttress Routes
A good vertical wall seamed with cracks and grooves. Some of the rock needs careful handling.
25
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

Windy
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