Climbs 62
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 100m a.s.l
Faces W

Skanderbeg © alan rosier

Crag features

The rust curtain is a great wall of gently leaning sandstone with technical and fingery routes.

Many more walls have been developed with considerable variation in styles and grades.

Afternoon and evening suntrap. Easy parking (although restricted times).

Approach notes

The quarry owners have NOT given permission for climbing here. Any bolts have been placed without the owners consent. (Signposts saying climbing prohibited)

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

Sign posts on rock saying "climbing prohibited". Rock is in clear sight so easy to get caught if you chance it.amazing looks awesome though! :(
Max Lowry - 31/Jan/15
Looks like the crucial side pull of killer queen has broken off. Likely much much harder now
Robheirene - 28/Aug/14
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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The Rust Curtain 
2Gott In Himmel7a+ *59
3Butcher Heinrich Direct7b *7
4Strange Little Girl6b+ ***120
5King Ada7b **49
6Skanderbeg7b **25
7King Zog7a+ **15
8Face7b+ **6
9Mawr, Mawr, Mawr7a ***59
10The Crimson King7a *22
11Sunstone (AKA The Mark of Zorro)7a *27
12VIP Lunge6c+ 23
13Hostility Suite6c **53
14Aedan's Arete6a+ 39
 Traverses and Link-up's 
16King Krab7a *2
17Butcher Heinrich (dry start)7b **33
18King Ada / Butcher Heinrich Combination7a+ *3
19King Ada / Strange Little Girl Combination6c **41
 Right Hand Wall 
21Brucifer6a+ 39
22Take Your Pants To Heaven6c 22
23Gouge the Unknown6c+ 7
47The Queen is Dead6b *21
48Drama Queen5c 10
 Upper Tier 
51Buddha's Watching5b 4
52Providence6b+ 6
53Psilocybic6c *6
54ZeitgeistE2 *9
55Forgotten Ground6a 7
56Approaching the Nadir6a *20
57Hooker With a Penis6a+ *17
58Lateralus6b *17
59Rosetta Stoned6a *14
60Stinkfist6a 16
61Intension6b+ 11
62Third Eye6b *16
63The Grudge6c *16
64Jambi6c 20
65Prison Sex5c 22
66The Outsider5b 13
68OlivineV1 7
691 Inch PunchV0+ 5

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