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Mounton Valley Rocks

Monmouthshire, WALES

Climbs 56 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 77m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
All details can be found in the Climbers' Club Wye Valley Supplement 2012

Access notes
There is now (as of 2012) a massive forestry track at the foot of the crag that runs from the Barnets wood carpark. check map for details.

August 2013: The route described in the 2012 supplement from the layby along the river is no longer viable. The turn up through the forest to the crag has been blocked by new barbed wire fencing put in place by the new landowner of the footpath who does not want people to cross it.


The only approach is to park in Great Barnets wood carpark and take the main wide track south (signposted Mounton Brook) through the woods then after 10 mins and 100 metres after a very sharp right-hand bend a path is taken on the left which leads down to the crag. 15-20 mins approach time.


Weather forecast

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0.8mm rain
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16 °C
14 kph

0.2mm rain
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16 °C
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0.0mm rain
16 °C
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6.5mm rain
12 °C
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0.3mm rain
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Wye Valley supplement 2012 (2012)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Young Marble GiantsE3 6a 3
2Colossal YouthE5 6b **2
3Stone SurferE5 6b  
4Double Dip RecessionE3 5c **5
5The Curse of the TimelordsE3 6a *1
6The Writers' RoomE3 5c *1
7Wall of WorryE5 6a *3
8The Thrill of the Woods on a Windy DayE1 5b *13
9Anxious TimesE1 5b 1
10Pardon Me for BreedingHS 4a 10
11Lillies of the FieldS 4a 13
12Birds of the AirHS 4b 6
13Vain JaneE2 6a 4
14Linehan's Personality VoidS 4a 7
15Eyes in the TrunkHS 4b 8
16A Date with HammyVS 4c 10
17Pastoral ImperfectE1 5b 6
18Twilight GrooveVD 3
19Neighbourhood Watch WallVS 5a 1
20Neighbourhood Watch GrooveD 1
21Burglary CornerD 2
22The Burglar Who Stole NothingVS 4b 2
23A Funny Kind of NothingE2 6a *2
24The Rock Trundling MachineHS 4a  
25The Rock Liberation Front (Bristol Division)HVS 5a 1
26Samhain ApproachesVS 4c 4
27Frightened Field MouseHS 4a 3
 Climb nameGradex
28Mounton RibVS 4c 3
29Mounton CrackVD 1
30AndoneusVS 4c 5
31Ch-Ch-Ch-Cherry BombE1 5b *17
32Queens of NoiseHVS 5a *13
33The Lost ValleyVS 4c 10
34Paper Mill WallHS 4b 8
35The Petzl Roctrip Comes to MountonVS 4c  
36Mounton EverestHVS 4c 1
37Bored SethHVS 5a 1
38All HallowsHVS 5a 1
39The Mud SkipperHS 4b 1
40The Puddle JumperVD 6
41Mounton SnowdonVD 4
42AncestorE2 5b 2
43Cart before the HorseVD 10
44Brian's Road to RecoveryVS 5b 5
45Trouble at MillS 5
46Askew on TreadleHVS 5b 5
47Hard as SnailsE1 5a 2
48Snog, Marry, or AvoidVS 5a *8
49Head over HeelsE1 5c *3
50A Consultation with Mr BlewittE4 6b *4
51Dew PointHVS 5a *12
52Somebody Please Shoot That Bastard Yapping DogS 4b 1
53The Runnel Stone BoyE1 5a 3
54Last HopeHS 4a 1
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love this place
hands solo - 27/Aug/14

Cherry Bomb top of the pops at the moment :)
The Pylon King - 04/Jul/14

Double Dip wall is looking sadly neglected. It's a shame as the climbing here is excellent.
Paul Robertson - 03/Jul/14

The vegetation is starting to encroach at the base of Overhanging Wall. Neighbourhood Wall area is the driest section with the worst access. Otherwise a great little venue, worthy of a several visits.
riddle - 01/Jun/14

Easier to find, I think, if you skirt the wood to the right from the car park as the book says, but then take the broad track left where there is a clearing (gate into field on your right), and turn right again down another broad track which takes you to the right-hand end of the crags.
BusyLizzie - 15/Dec/12

This place is the very devil to get to
KDW - 31/Jul/12

great new crag with some quality climbs.
Stanners - 20/Nov/11