South Wales Sport Climbs - Rockfax climbing guidebook

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South Wales Sport Climbs


The South Wales Rockfax is up to the high standard set by the Rockfax team and highlights loads of great venues in a variety of coastal, hill, rural and industrial settings. With masses of routes at all standards on Carboniferous and Jurassic limestone, and quarried and natural sandstone, there is something for everyone inside. There are loads of inspirational shots including our own staff member Rhoslyn Frugtniet on the front cover. The guide covers Carmarthenshire in the west right across to Torfaen and Newport counties in the east. Written by Rockfax's Mark Glaister, in partnership with Roy Thomas, Goi Ashmore and enthusiastic South Wales devotee Gary Gibson who add immense local knowledge. This is an excellent body of work that is a great tribute to the huge amount of work that the local sports climbing developers have put into the area over a long period of time. Good effort guys.

Crags featured includes:

Carmarthenshire - Telpyn Point, Morfa Bychan, Pendine.

Gower - Rhossili Area, inc. Trial Wall and Shipwreck Cove, Third Sister to Paviland, Oxwich, Southgate Area inc. Foxhole, East and Inland Gower.

Inland and Coastal Limestone - Dinas Rock, Taff's Well, Taff's Well West, Gilwern, Witches Point, Temple Bay, Castle Upon Alun.

Valleys Sandstone - Treherbert, Gelli, Ton Pentre, Trebanog, Ferndale, Blaenllechau, Dan Dicks, Trehafod, Glynfach, Coed Ely, Cwmaman, Mountain Ash, The Gap, Navigation Quarry, The Darren, Deri, Bargoed, Llanbradach, Tirpentwys, Crymlyn Quarry, Tyle y Coch, Sirhowy, Dyffryn, Abbey Buttress.

Having climbed extensively in the South Wales area for, cummulatively, many many years, there is still loads to excite all of our staff in this great guide including new crags, re-developed and cleaned up favourite old haunts and much more. I'm sure that you'll find loads to inspire you too. Get involved in a great South Wales Sport Climbing Scene and if you want to give something back you can always drop some money into the South Wales Bolt Fund collection jar that we have in store, or perhaps drop any spare karabiners that you no longer need into the jar for replacing worn out lower-offs.

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