Climbs 60
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 55
3Butcher Heinrich Direct7b+ *3
4Strange Little Girl6b+ **117
5King Ada7b **41
6Skanderbeg7b **25
7King Zog7a+ *14
8Face7b+ 6
9Mawr, Mawr, Mawr7a *56
10The Crimson King6c+ *22
11Sunstone (AKA The Mark of Zorro)7a *27
12VIP Lunge6c 23
13Hostility Suite6c *51
14Aedan's Arete6a+ 38
 Traverses and Link-up's 
16King Krab7a *2
17Butcher Heinrich (easy start)7b *30
18King Ada / Butcher Heinrich Combination7a+ *3
19King Ada / Strange Little Girl Combination6c **40
 Right Hand Wall 
21Brucifer
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6b 38
22Take Your Pants To Heaven6c 16
23Gauge the Unknown6c+ 4
47Drama Queen5c 10
 Upper Tier 
49Project5c  
50Buddha's Watching5b 2
51Psilocybic6c *2
52ZeitgeistE2 5c **3
53Forgotten Ground6a 4
54Approaching the Nadir6a *10
55Hooker With a Penis6a+ *8
56Lateralus6b *7
57Rosetta Stoned6a *7
58Stinkfist6a 6
59Intension6b+ 5
60Third Eye6b *8
61The Grudge6c *10
62Jambi6c 11
63Prison Sex5c 11
64The Outsider5b 6
 BOULDERING 
66OlivineV1 7
671 Inch PunchV0+ 5

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