Llangattock Escarpment (Eastern Edge)

Climbs 68 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 400m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features
A long escarpment - extends for 3mi along the valley overlooking Crickhowell. Mostly old limestone quarries, generally solid. Exposed and cold when windy, pleasant if calm and sunny. Routes up to 43m, notable for Liberator (E3 6a) and Roaring Eighties (E5 6a).

Approach notes
Off the A465 take a lane opposite the Corn Exchange Inn past Llanelly church. Over cattle grid, steep turn R onto road following hillside. Follow for 1mi to track that forks L, below the edge: follow the track to car park on the L.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Gower & SE Wales (1991)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1MirrorVS 4c 1
2Waiting For Those Summer EveningsHVS 5a 4
3BarndoorerVS 4c 1
4Only The LonelyHVS 5a 1
5ReunionE1 5b * 
6Class of 66E2 5c  
7Rock In A SlotE3 5c * 
8InvertHVS 5a  
9Whoops BrianHS 5a 2
10Alien SummerE3 5c 1
11Schools Out ForeverE4 6a *1
12Sound BarrierE3 6a  
13Edge of SilenceE4 6b  
14Cotton Wood CafeE2 5b  
15WowaiuhVS 4b 2
16Wrestling The Polar BearE3 5c 1
17HesitationHVS 4c  
18Bid The ReturnE3 6a 2
19Lost In TimeHVS 5a  
20Nic Of TimeHVS 5b  
21Bite SizeVS 4a  
22Little JerkHVS 5a 1
23Heart BypassE2 5c * 
24Heart RouteE3 5c ** 
25GrenobleVS 4c 1
26Poison IvyE2 5b  
27Old ShepE1 5a 2
28Wicked LaurenE2 5b 1
29Gavin Cytiau likes PuttyHVS 5a  
30Em WonE2 5b  
31Company FlowVS 4c  
32Flik On The RopeE1 5b 1
3320,000 Leagues under The SeaE3 6a  
34The Mile High ClubE3 6a  
35Bitter BarkE2 5b  
36Z.X.E1 5b  
37Space Between My EarsE2 5b  
38Penwood SpecialE2 5b 1
39Wall Of GlassHVS 5a 1
40No RefHVS 5a  
41The GamblerE2 5b  
42Bruten LeeHVS 5a 1
43AzollaVS 4b 2
44The Backsliding BHVS 5a  
45Parson's PleasureE2 5b 1
46Boozey's First ClimbE3 5c * 
47Wonderful LifeHVS 5a 1
48Animal Lunch BoxE5 6a  
49VendettaE3 6a * 
50Fighting CockE3 5c *1
51Race Against TimeE1 5b 1
52WonderlandsE6 6b * 
53Mad HatterE5 6a  
54Stay SharpE4 6a  
55WinningE3 5c **1
56HitmanE4 6b * 
57Culmination CrackE3 6a  
58Cold SnatchE1 5b *1
59The Big Green Pleasure MachineE2 5c * 
60Mean GreenE4 6a  
61LiberatorE4 6a **1
62West windE1 5a *1
63TrampHVS 4c 1
64The dark agesE2 5b 1
65Sister SledgeE1 5b 3
66Nerve TestE2 5c 3
67Shock DoseE2 5b 1
68AeginaE1 5a 1
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Esoteric crag for the adventurous where trad routes prevail over the safety of bolts. Fantastic surroundings, memorable routes with some big leads. If you like the safety of bolt clipping please look elsewhere.
sniffer - 22/Jul/14
A crag of "national importance"??? !!!!Complete tosh,more like an outdated oasis of choss in the back of beyond.At least the locals could get round to banging in some stakes or sticking in some LO's on selected routes.
freelunchprovider - 22/Nov/13
with regards to the 'land owner' they have been cautioned by the police for stopping people from going up there and abusing people, so all is good, plus if your part of the BMC pull out your card if they give you grief and they get scared as they have no idea whit it means
Griff87 - 02/Jun/10
Apart from the bad weather this crag has some very enjoyable climbs. Be aware that there is a lot of loose rock on some of the pitches and cleaning is highly advisable before climbing. I personnaly have had some extremely good days climbing here and up to date have had no trouble with the local farmer(I might be the only one though as he knows me very well. ha!)
Mike - 02/Sep/06
\"Crag of the day!!!!????????\" Yeah just like Beruit is Country of the month or Vauxhall Viva is the car of the year!\" Last thing I head about llangattock - the \"land-owner\" had just bought a new shot-gun - not a joke people. Mate of mine was on an abeil at this crag, derigged his ropes and found that someone had poured wood preserving fluid over them. BMC have had problems with access at this crag for years. Think very carefully before you go. Please dont get necky, if you meet this farmer. I have 2 other storiies about him, but dont know if they are true - if they are STAY WELL AWAY.
Semtex - 02/Jul/02