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Upper Towy Valley, Wales

Rock Climbing

Upper TowyThis small region centred on the Upper Towy Valley between Llandovery and Llyn Brianne offers a few areas of interest to the climber. Though the predominant rocks in the area tend to be friable schists several better crags are to be found and provide the adventurous climber with some excellent short climbs and plenty of scope for more exploration. Click map to enlarge.

Llyn Brianne Dam details
The quarries overlooking Llyn Brianne provide several, south and west-facing, very accessible and quick drying routes, some of them on very good rock. A word of warning: the majority of the quarry walls here are composed of friable schist and so far all routes climbed to-date have been cleaned on top ropes and bolts or pegs have been placed where necessary to make the routes relatively safe. Exploratory climbing must be conducted very cautiously.

Craig Clungwyn details
A rather poor cliff with one rather impressive overhanging face that provides a local classic hard climb - Comes the Farmer. Protection and rock is of a dubious quality.

Craig Alltyberau details
Several short walls provide an excellent bouldering area - east-facing and rather slow drying.

Red Kite Crag details
The whole hillside is speckled with south and east-facing outcrops many of which could provide a lot of entertainment. The main south-facing cliff sports a few more noteworthy climbs.

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Andrew Wielochowski 4/9/2014.