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Ponterwyd QuarryCeredigion, WALES
Climbs 11 – Rocktype Slate – Altitude 301m a.s.l – Faces SW
The quarry has been used for top-roping on an occasional basis by local climbers since the 1970s. Two of the now bolted routes were led in traditional style in 1979, one of which was a very bold undertaking. All sport routes are equipped with lower-offs and are generously bolted (owing to the somewhat friable nature of the rock.) A few very poor, low grade trad routes have been climbed in other parts of the quarry; these are not described here. The routes are described from left to right. (See crag phototopo).
The quarry is a SSSI and is located in an area of open sheep pasture. It is not on open access land and there are no public rights of way either leading to, or within, the quarry and access is therefore entirely at the discretion of the landowner. There is no access agreement but, to date, occasional visits by climbers appear to be tolerated.
However it should be appreciated that this status quo can change at any time and the quarry’s inclusion on this database does not infer that climbers have any right whatsoever to climb on it. If challenged, climbers must take heed of any instructions to leave the area, remain respectful and avoid any confrontation with the landowner, their agent or representative. It goes without saying that climbers must also ensure that they avoid damaging fences, gates or any other structures.
AS THERE IS NO FORMAL ACCESS AGREEMENT AND FOR THE REASONS OUTLINED ABOVE, A VERY SMALL GROUP, LOW KEY APPROACH, WITH A MAXIMUM OF 4 CLIMBERS AT THE CRAG AT ANY ONE TIME, IS STRONGLY ADVISED.
Failure to abide by this advice will very likely lead to a total loss of access (as has happened for long periods in the past because of inconsiderate behaviour.)
Nothing should be done to jeopardise access; this is NOT a suitable venue for large groups/ organised meets, abseil practice, zip lines, slack lines, dry tooling, barbecues etc, etc. All litter, however small, must be removed. Dogs should preferably not be taken to the crag, but if unavoidable, they must be kept under strict control and on a lead at all times.
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