Merthyr Buttress

The crag now degenerates into a gully with a set of ladders in the back. Keeping at this level and 50m to the left brings you to a small buttress with a handful of routes. Worthwhile for a stop off to and from the main crag with two good routes. Trees are used for the descent points.

Merthyr Buttress topo

1. Top Cat VS 4c

2. Officer Dibble E4 6b

3. Unnamed VS 4c

4. ID Proof (4)
Short wall to right.

5. Three Men, Two Girls and a Dog (3)
Cleaned slab with wide crack start.

6. Will the Real Gary Gibson Please Stand Up (6a)
Overlapped arête started direct.

7. Memory Lane VS 4c
Cleaned crackline throughout.

Left Wall E2 5b
Climbs into a crack via a tight groove.

8. Who do you Think You Are? (6c)
Tricky wall to right.

9. Who do you Think I Am (6a+)
First line left of corner.

10. The Corner VS 4b
Not a classic.

11. Lordy, Lordy (6b)
Technical slab.

12. The Gates E1 5b
A leasant crack.

13. Merthyr Bob (6b+)
Technical and excellent.

14. Old Smokie (7a)
A very thin and technical wall.

15. No Big Cigar VS 4c
What’s the crack? This is the crack.

16. One Puff or Two (6b)
Technical start.

The Cuban (4)
Short wall and crack on right.