Climbs 27
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 1200m a.s.l
Faces W

Pete B soloing Not So Plain Jane, E2 5b. Baltic Quarry © Jim B

Crag features

Good quality rock, routes up to 12m - making solos a possibility. Used at times by outdoor centres.Many of the harder routes now retro bolted circa 2014-2015. Pleasant short sport and bouldering venue.

Approach notes

Either: park in the layby as for Taf Fechan, and follow the Brecon Mtn Railway for 0.5mi before heading up the hill to the quarry's southern bay;
or: park at Ponsticill reservoir dam, cross the Mtn Railway, head SE diagonally up the hillside, arriving quarry's N bay.

Access Advice

BIRD BAN: peregrines nest here. DON'T disturb them in the breeding season March-end Sept.

Nice crag with awsum views - shame the guidebook has such poor descriptions of the climbs
James_86 - 17/Oct/09
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Minuscule
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VS 5b 3
2 Taff's Not Well
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VS 4b 2
3 Rediscovery
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VS 5a 1
4 Andy Borehole
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VS 5a 3
5 Holiday Fever
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E1 5b  
6 Exam Blues
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HVS 5b  
7 Temptress
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VS 5a 3
8 The Arch
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E1 6b  
9 Slagged Off
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E1 6b 2
10 Lonesome Pine
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E3 6a 1
11 Slight Alterations
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E3 6a * 3
12 Not So Plain Jane
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E2 5b 2
13 Health Inspector '87
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E5 6a 1
14 Sanitize
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E2 6a  
15 Sterilise
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E2 6b  
16 Unknown
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E1 5c  
17 Light Speed
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E2 6c  
18 Why Wimp Out?
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HVS 5c 1
19 Iron Awe
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HVS 5b 1
20 Metal Mistake
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E3 6b  
21 Harmony Of The Skies
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E3 6b  
22 Smile
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VS 5a 1
23 Appear, Smear, Disappear Then Reappear
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E2 6a * 1
24 Bumbling About In Bhutan
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E4 6b 2
25 Tortured
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VS 4c 1
26 Traction
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VS 5a 1
27 Curb All Intransigence
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E1 5c 1
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