Quarry Mawr (Sirhowy)

Climbs 42 – 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).

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

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

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  Climb nameGrade
 THE RUST CURTAIN 
2Gott In Himmel7a
3Butcher Heinrich7b *
4Strange Little Girl6b+ **
5King Ada7b **
6Skanderbeg7b **
7King Zog7a+ *
8Face7b+
9Mawr, Mawr, Mawr7a *
10The Crimson King6c+ *
11Sunstone (AKA The Mark of Zorro)7a *
12VIP Lunge6c
13Hostility Suite6c *
14Aedan's Arete6a+
 TRAVERSES AND LINK-UP'S 
16King Krab7a *
17King Ada / Butcher Heinrich Combination7a+ *
18King Ada / Strange Little Girl Combination6c **
 RIGHT HAND WALL 
20Brucifer6b
21Take Your Pants To Heaven6c
22Gauge the Unknown6c+
23Knickerless In Hell6b
24Holey Moses6a
25Where the Arc is it?6a
26Temples of Cwmaman5a
27Arch of the Last Craven Ant5c
 THE DUST CURTAIN 
29O.C. / D.C.6a
30Shale I Compare Thee?5a
31Play Dusty For Me5c
32Dustin Cough Man5c
 QUEEN WALL 
34Queen Bee5c
35A Poxy Queen6a *
36Slip Into The Queen6a+
37Little Queen5c
38Sheer Heart Attack7a+
39Deaf as a Post7a+
40Killer Queen7a *
41Queens of the Stone Age6b+ *
42Drag Queen6a+
43Raving Queen6b+
44The Queen is Dead6b *
45Drama Queen5c
 BOULDERING 
47OlivineV1
4812 Inch PunchV0+
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
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
Do you have more up to date information?

These details were last updated on 10/Jul/2013
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