Climbs 69
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 400m a.s.l
Faces N

Leading Old Shep © sniffer

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.

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 !!!!Complete tosh,more like an outdated oasis of choss in the back of beyond.At least the locals could get round to banging in some stakes or sticking in some LO's on selected routes.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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Mirror
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VS 4c 3
2Waiting For Those Summer Evenings
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HVS 5a 5
3Barndoorer
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VS 4c 2
4Only The Lonely
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HVS 5a 2
5Reunion
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E1 5b * 
6Class of 66
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E2 5c 1
7Rock In A Slot
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E3 5c *1
8Invert
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HVS 5a 1
9Whoops Brian
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HS 5a 3
10Alien Summer
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E3 5c 2
11Schools Out Forever
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E4 6a *2
12Sound Barrier
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E3 6a  
13Edge of Silence
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E4 6b  
14Cotton Wood Cafe
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E2 5b 1
15Wowaiuh
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VS 4b 3
16Wrestling The Polar Bear
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E3 5c 2
17Hesitation
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HVS 4c 1
18Bid The Return
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E3 6a 2
19Lost In Time
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HVS 5a 1
20Nic Of Time
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HVS 5b 1
21Bite Size
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VS 4a 1
22Little Jerk
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HVS 5a 2
23Heart Bypass
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E2 5c * 
24Heart Route
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E3 5c **1
25Grenoble
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VS 4c 2
26Poison Ivy
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E2 5b 1
27Old ShepE1 5a 3
28Wicked Lauren
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E2 5b 2
29Gavin Cytiau likes Putty
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HVS 5a 1
30Em Won
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E2 5b 1
31Company Flow
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VS 4c 1
32Flik On The Rope
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E1 5b 1
3320,000 Leagues under The Sea
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E3 6a 1
34The Mile High Club
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E3 6a  
35Bitter Bark
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E2 5b  
36Z.X.
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E1 5b  
37Space Between My Ears
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E2 5b  
38Penwood Special
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E2 5b 1
39Wall Of Glass
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HVS 5a 1
40No Ref
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HVS 5a  
41The Gambler
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E2 5b  
42Bruten Lee
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HVS 5a 1
43Azolla
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VS 4b 2
44The Backsliding B
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HVS 5a  
45Parson's Pleasure
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E2 5b 1
46Boozey's First Climb
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E3 5c * 
47Wonderful Life
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HVS 5a 2
48Animal Lunch Box
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E5 6a  
49Vendetta
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E3 6a * 
50Fighting Cock
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E3 5c *1
51Race Against TimeE1 5b 1
52Wonderlands
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E6 6b * 
53Mad Hatter
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E5 6a  
54Stay Sharp
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E4 6a  
55WinningE3 5c **1
56Hitman
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E4 6b * 
57Culmination Crack
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E3 6a  
58Cold Snatch
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E1 5b *1
59The Big Green Pleasure Machine
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E2 5c * 
60Mean Green
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E4 6a  
61LiberatorE4 6a **1
62West wind
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E1 5a *1
63TrampHVS 4c 1
64The dark ages
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E2 5b 1
65Sister SledgeE1 5b 3
66Nerve TestE2 5c 3
67Shock Dose
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E2 5b 1
68Aegina
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E1 5a 1
69Shepherdess *V 5 **1
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