Central Wales
THE new climbing guidebook by Steep Stone


Steep Stone publish innovative and visually inspiring climbing guidebooks 

Welcome to Steep Stone

Croeso ~ Welcome

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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Information Flow for Climbers

Climbers need reliable information which is also relevant, up-to-date and of high quality. 

STEEP STONE™ was conceived and created for climbers by climbers, with the sole aim 

of producing innovative, informative and visually inspiring climbing guidebooks. 


Don Sargeant climbing ''Feral Pedestrian'' (Severe) on  the

impressive Wild Walks Buttress at Pen Bilis, Llangrannog, Ceredigion 

[© Mark Davies/Great Western Rock. All rights reserved.]

Full details of this climb, and many others, can be found in our new,

definitive CENTRAL WALES ~ ELENYDD climbing guidebook.

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Steep Stone ~ Maen Serth


Steep Stone is 'Maen Serth' in Welsh. 

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

Maen Serth

is an evocative standing stone,  

a solitary grey monolith,

stark, silent and old, 

singularly located

on the highest point

of Esgair Dderw, 

deep in Ellenith

the ancient Celtic 

heartland of the

Cambrian Mountains.

Such steep stones, or menhir,  have been an integral part 

of Elenydd's landscape for millenia.

Mysterious, secretive, enigmatic Elenydd.

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

Steep Stone's new guidebook

CENTRAL WALES - A guide to Climbing & Bouldering in Elenydd 

was entirely conceived, researched, written, photographed, 

designed, printed, bound and published in Elenydd. 

Design and Artwork by DS Graphics, Llandrindod Wells;

Digital Printing Services by Cambrian Printers, Aberystwyth.

Made in Elenydd.

Made in Wales.

[Maen Serth image © Tim Prevett/Megalithic Portal. All rights reserved.]

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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All rights reserved.