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Cwmcarn Quarry

Caerphilly, WALES

Climbs 5 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 200m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
A dire (though perhaps improving) "one-star" quarry. Worthwhile in winter because it gets any sunshine and dries at once.

Access notes
Lies N of Risca. From 0.5mi N of Cross Keys, turn R to Cwmcarn. At the Cwmcarn pub, turn R into Park St. Then take the next L to a parking spot.

>From a lane between garages, follow a path heading leftwards to the quarry.

Weather forecast

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2.2mm rain
Sunny periods
20 °C
15 kph

4.4mm rain
19 °C
12 kph

6.8mm rain
Sunny periods
19 °C
18 kph

0.4mm rain
Mainly cloudy
13 °C
20 kph

0.0mm rain
14 °C
11 kph
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Gower & SE Wales (1991)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Where there's A Killer *E3 5c  
2Face the Rap *E2 5c 1
3Rap Crap *E3 5c 1
 Climb nameGradex
4Squeaking Bats *E1 5b  
5Red With Rage *E3 5c  
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Northbound on Newport Road (Cwmcarn) turn right into Park Street. Take the second of two very minor lanes on the left. Park considerately before reaching the junction of Wood Street. Walk uphill on a mud track through the garages and trending leftwards very steeply uphill for 50m. Do not attempt to climb here unless you intend on bringing, a static rope, ascenders, gloves, crow bar, secateurs, hammer, pegs, a lot of time and a good life insurance policy.
alan rosier - 11/May/09

parked up and walked between the garages along the back of some houses access road (where the bins are kept etc). continued left and up (parrallel with the road below and wandered on. did not find the crag...must be quite small as all of the land seems to slope gradually. will try to find it in the winter again when the leaves clear away. will take some photos when i get there.
Drunken_Springbok - 10/May/09

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