FACHWEN QUARRIES


Fachwen is the area of ancient woodland that lies to the northwest of Vivian Quarry. Several test workings were made during the mining of the area. The quarries are vegetated and loose and have no appeal to climbers, though keen locals have stumbled on the odd route whilst walking round the hillside. These have been included for completeness. If it is warm then this place can feel like a tropical jungle, complete with its fair share of biting insects. On top of this water seeps from what seems like everywhere.

Routes

7 trad routes (HVS...E3)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Allt Wen Quarry
The cutting above the railway has a lonely loose route with a chossy top-out.
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Chwarel Terfyn
Round the back of the station building halfway down the lake. Screened off by bins and barbed wire,...
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Muriau Gwynion Bach
A hidden cutting which is rather peaceful. It even has its own picnic meadow, although if the...
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Muriau Gwynion Mawr
The largest of the Fachwen holes is spoiled by vegetation, poor rock quality and the large...
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