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Quarry Mawr (Sirhowy)

Gwent, WALES

Climbs 41 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 100m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
A great wall of gently leaning sandstone with technical and fingery routes. Afternoon and evening suntrap. Easy parking (although restricted times).

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Guidebooks
Gower & South-East Wales (2004), South East Wales Sports Climbs (1995), www.sportsclimbs.co.uk (1995), Gower & SE Wales (1991), South Wales Mountaineering Club Wiki

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
 THE RUST CURTAIN  
2Gott In Himmel7a 27
3Butcher Heinrich7b *7
4Strange Little Girl6b+ **48
5King Ada7b **18
6Skanderbeg7b **10
7King Zog7a+ *5
8Face7b+ 1
9Mawr, Mawr, Mawr7a *22
10The Crimson King6c+ *11
11Sunstone (AKA The Mark of Zorro)7a *13
12VIP Lunge6c 16
13Hostility Suite6c *24
14Aedan's Arete6a+ 20
 TRAVERSES AND LINK-UP'S  
16King Krab7a *2
17King Ada / Butcher Heinrich Combination7a+ *1
18King Ada / Strange Little Girl Combination6c **18
 RIGHT HAND WALL  
20Brucifer6b 25
21Take Your Pants To Heaven6c 12
22Gauge the Unknown6b+ 1
23Knickerless In Hell6b 3
24Holey Moses6a 12
 Climb nameGradex
25Where the Arc is it?6a 13
26Temples of Cwmaman5 17
27Arch of the Last Craven Ant5+ 7
 THE DUST CURTAIN  
29O.C. / D.C.X  
30Shale I Compare Thee?5 4
31Play Dusty For Me5+ 1
32Dustin Cough Man5+  
 QUEEN WALL  
34Queen Bee5+  
35Slip Into The Queen6b ** 
36A Poxy Queen6a+  
37Little Queen5+ 5
38Sheer Heart Attack7a+ 5
39Deaf as a Post7a+ 2
40Killer Queen7a *6
41Queens of the Stone Age6b+ *6
42Drag Queen6a+ 5
43Raving Queen6b+ 6
44The Queen is Dead6b *6
45Drama Queen5+ 4
 BOULDERING  
47OlivineV1 2
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Access notes
The quarry owners have NOT given permission for climbing here. Any bolts have been placed without the owners consent.

M4 J27: take the Risca road to Sirhowy country park. The quarry is easily accessible from the picnic area but an extremely low profile is essential if you really must climb there. GEOCACHE Grid Ref: N51.36.726; W3.9.049

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The block on Brucifer always looked dodgy but the tree eventually popped it off. The rest is stable. May have affected the grade very sightly only.
alan rosier - 12/Jan/10

Large (3/4 Ton) block has recently (September 2009) fallen off Brucifer. Hard to tell if any more is likely to fall. All other lines are uneffected.
Stu Jones - 21/Sep/09