TWLL MAWR


Twll Mawr translates as 'Big Hole' and lives up to its name. Although it was first developed way back in 1971 by the legendary Joe Brown with the route Opening Gambit, it really saw little attention until the 1980s when a mini-boom followed Johnny Dawes' ascent of The Quarryman. More recently a series of long sport routes has transformed this area into a place where any 6c/7a climber can have a great adventurous day out on well-bolted multi-pitch routes. These routes can feel committing but most of the belays are rigged for abseil, so twin ropes will help you retreat if you are caught out.

Routes

2 winter route (XS)
48 trad routes (VS...E8)
19 sport routes (6a+...9a)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Golgotha
This wall could be considered as Upper Rainbow Area but is passed on one approach to Twll Mawr so...
6
Trad
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Combat Rock
The massive and impressive hole of Twll Mawr is famous for its hard routes. Combat Rock is more...
13
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South Wall
This is an amazing area, with recent developments transforming it into a multi-pitch sport climbing...
14
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Quarryman Wall
The massive and impressive hole of Twll Mawr is famous for its hard routes but a few more amenable...
20
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20 mins

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North Wall
The massive and impressive hole of Twll Mawr is famous for its hard routes but a few more amenable...
16
Trad
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20 mins

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