Central Wales
THE new Elenydd climbing guidebook by Steep Stone


Steep Stone publish innovative and visually inspiring climbing guidebooks 

Welcome to Steep Stone


There is much to see here.

So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about STEEP STONE; 

who we are, what we do, our aims, our story and our new guidebook: 

CENTRAL WALES - A guide to Climbing & Bouldering in Elenydd. 

We hope you enjoy our site.

Innovation  ~  STEEP STONE  ~ Inspiration

For Climbers ~ By Climbers

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upcoming event

BMC Local Area Meeting: Mid Wales

The next British Mountaineering Council  Mid-Wales Area meeting will be on Monday, 19th November at 1930hrs. The agenda will be uploaded to the local area pages of the BMC website prior to the meeting. One definite item for discussion will be 'the identity of the BMC in Wales'. The meeting will be held in The White Lion, Machynlleth, which is both welcoming and convenient (separate meeting room, parking, simple food (provided) and bar).

STEEP STONE ~ Working in partnership with BMC Cymru


We now have a New Climbs Archive

It is good to see that folk have been getting out and using the new Central Wales ~ Elenydd guidebook. There has been plenty of activity at most of the crags and, in addition, new routes and problems have been added to a number of crags. Find out more by visiting our New Climbs Archive.  

First ascent details for Elenydd, Y Rhinogydd, Cadair Idris, Rhobell FawrYr Aran, Yr Arenig and Y Berwynion also welcomed, as well as feedback on existing climbs and problems and all other aspects of climbing in Central/Mid Wales. 

New climbs archive


Steep Stone ~ Maen Serth

Steep Stone is 'Maen Serth' in Welsh. 

['maen' = stone and 'serth' = steep]

Maen Serth 

- the 'Steep Stone' - 

is an evocative standing stone, 

a singular monolith,

silent, solitary and old,

located on the very highest point of Esgair Dderw,

deep in Ellenith, the ancient heartland of the Cambrian Mountains.

Mysterious, secretive, enigmatic Elenydd.

 “…as far as the eye can see, and twice as far again, is silence and solitude...” 

The Steep Stone ~ Y Maen Serth

Made in Elenydd ~ Made in Wales

Steep Stone's new Central Wales - Elenydd climbing guidebook has been entirely 

written, photographed, designed, printed, bound and published in Elenydd.

Design, photography and artwork by Don Sargeant Graphics, Powys.

Ultra-high quality digital colour printing services by Cambrian Printers, Ceredigion.


Working in partnership with 

BMC Cymru, Natural Resources Wales, National Trust Wales, 

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water & Mid Wales Climbing

Contact Us

Contact us for anything & everything related to climbing in Central/Mid Wales

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn y Gymraeg. 

Byddwn yn ateb gohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn y Gymraeg yn 

Gymraeg ac ni fydd gohebu yn y Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi. 

We welcome correspondence in Welsh. 

Correspondence in Welsh will be answered in Welsh and 

corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding. 


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