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Pen-y-Fan

South East Wales

At 886 metres (2,907 ft) above sea-level, it is also the highest peak in Britain south of the Snowdonia mountain range. The twin summits of Pen y Fan and Corn Du were formerly referred to as Cadair Arthur or 'Arthur's Seat'.

There are winter routes on the north face of this mountain and on nearby Corn Du. To avoid damaging protected alpine vegetation (the most southern locaiton in the UK for thses species),  do not climb here unless the turf is fully frozen and good winter conditions exist. 

Crag information
Climbing Area: Wales Rock Type: Sandstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: National Trust No. of Routes: 15
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SO014214

Parking and Approach

On the A470 12Km North of the junction with the A465 (Merthyr Tydfil) there is a junction with the A4059. Another 1Km north on a left hand bend is the car park (on the right). There are two paths to the peak that start at either end of the bend in the road.
Area information

A wide variety of crags, including adventurous sea cliffs at Ogmore, modern sports routes on inland limestone and sandstone cliffs, and winter climbing venues in the Brecon Beacons. Up to date route info can found on the South Wales Climbing Wiki:-https://swcw.org.uk/

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