Within an area bounded by the Brecon Beacons in the north and the Bristol Channel in the south, approximately between Newport and Swansea and generally accessible from the M4 corridor, this guide contains 1500 of the best routes throughout South Wales. With Limestone escarpments overlooking the mountains, hidden Sandstone quarries for your first steps climbing outside or projecting hard classics, and sea cliffs offering either a big adventure or pleasant day out, it's hard to beat the variety of climbing on offer.
Featuring trad routes from Diff. to E6, sport routes from to F4 to F8a+, bouldering and Deep Water Solos, all made easy to find with topos & maps and packed full of inspirational photos throughout.
This is a hybrid guide that combines the convenience of a select book with the completeness of a comprehensive guide. Tucked into these pages is the best climbing this area has to offer, with links to the South Wales Climbing Wiki (swcw.org.uk) that records everything else that's been climbed.
Woodfield,Rosier, Thomas & Hoddy - 2020