This is a comprehensive guidebook covering the sport climbing in South Wales around Newport, Cardiff, Bridgend and Swansea. The sport climbing in South Wales is extensive and varied, ranging from limestone to sandstone rock, and in quarries, inland crags and on sea cliffs. The guidebook details over 1,700 routes at 47 different crags. There is a great variety of sport climbing in a compact area with simple easy access.
The guidebook is split into 4 areas; Carmarthenshire's sea cliffs; Gower; inland and coastal limestone crags; and The Valleys sandstone. The crags covered are as follows:
1) Carmarthenshire - Telpyn Point, Morfa Bychan, and Pendine.
2) Gower - Rhossili Area, Third Sister to Paviland, Oxwich, Southgate Area, East and Inland Gower
3) Inland and Coastal Limestone - Dinas Rock, Taffs Well, Taffs Well West, Gilwern, Witches Point, Temple Bay, and Castle Upon Alun.
4) 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, and Abbey Buttress.
The guidebook describes over 1,700 routes across a wide range of grades that are shown on colour photo topos. At the start of each crag is a description describing the aspect and character of the climbing to be found, along with a location map, and approach information.
Published in November 2016 by Rockfax, this guidebook is in English text throughout and includes practical information on where to stay, eat and drink, as well as many great action photographs.
Number of pages is 384.
Size is 150mm x 210mm (A5).