Climbs 77
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 100m a.s.l
Faces W

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R McAllister on Killer Queen Fr.7a © alan rosier

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Sirhowy is one of the best chunks of quarried sandstone in the area, made even better by its tranquil setting with little in the way of road traffic noise or onlookers. It also has its own picnic area complete with bench and tables! The best climbing is on The Rust Curtain with its brilliant line-up of fingery wall climbs, whilst the more recently developed Western Wall has plenty of excellent (slightly) easier climbing on some of the best rock around.

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South Wales Sport Climbs

South Wales Sport Climbs covers the area to the south of the Brecon Beacons, spanning the land and sea cliffs from the River Wye on the Welsh border to Pembrokeshire in the west. The area is home to a wealth of sport climbing on a multitude of venues ranging from small inland quarries to extensive limestone sea cliffs.
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Decent crag especially Rust Curtain which is steeper than it looks. Queen Wall is okay in the middle but the micro-boulder-problem routes on the left hand side are truly poxy and whichever moron gave them any stars at all needs to be shot.
Fiend - 25/Jul/16
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
2 The Waco Kid 6b 28
3 Gott in Himmel 7a * 94
4 Butcher Heinrich 7b ** 48
5 Strange Little Boy 6c 13
6 Strange Little Girl 6c *** 323
7 'King Ada 7b ** 94
8 Skanderbeg 7b ** 36
9 Skanderbeg (Direct) 7b+ ** 8
10 King Zog 7a+ *** 49
11 Face 7b+ *** 19
12 Mawr, Mawr, Mawr 7a *** 184
13 The Crimson King 7a * 31
14 Sunstone 7a * 35
15 VIP Lunge 6c+ 33
16 Hostility Suite 6c ** 91
17 Aedan's ArĂȘte 6a+ 68
  Traverses and Link-up's
19 King Krab 7a * 2
20 King Ada / Butcher Heinrich Combination 7a+ * 6
21 King Ada / Strange Little Girl Combination 6c ** 56
22 Ottoman 7b+ ** 1
  Right-Hand Wall
24 Brucifer 6a+ 58
25 Take Your Pants to Heaven 6c 24
26 Gouge the Unknown 6c+ 8
27 Knickerless in Hell 6b 20
28 Holey Moses 6a 34
29 Where the Arc is it? 5c 38
Climb name Grade
30 Temples of Cwmaman 5a 47
31 Arch of the Last Craven Ant 5c 22
32 Gauge the Unknown 6c 1
33 The Big Squeeze * 5c 1
  The Dust Curtain
35 OC/DC 6a 13
36 Shale I Compare Thee? 5a 39
37 Play Dusty for Me 5c 35
38 Dustin Cough Man 5c 33
39 Dustin Crime 6a+ 10
  Western Wall
41 Queen Bee 5c 104
42 A Poxy Queen 6b ** 146
43 Slip into the Queen 6b+ ** 69
44 Little Queen 5c ** 161
45 Sheer Heart Attack 7a+ ** 71
46 Deaf as a Post 7a+ * 32
47 Killer Queen 7a ** 79
48 Queens of the Stone Age 6b+ ** 114
49 Drag Queen 6a+ * 133
50 Raving Queen 6b+ * 84
51 The Queen is Dead 6b * 65
52 Drama Queen 5c 27
  Upper Tier
54 Project 5c  
55 Buddha's Watching 5b 15
56 Providence 6b+ 10
57 Psilocybic 6c * 12
58 Zeitgeist E2 * 15
Climb name Grade
59 Forgotten Ground 6a 15
60 Approaching the Nadir 6a * 78
61 Hooker With a Penis 6a+ ** 73
62 Lateralus 6b ** 48
63 Rosetta Stoned 6a * 76
64 Stinkfist 6a 56
65 Intension 6b+ * 32
66 Third Eye 6b * 56
67 The Grudge 6c * 48
68 Jambi 6c * 53
69 Prison Sex 5c 78
70 The Outsider 5b * 59
  Upper Upper Tier
72 Testostorange
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6b * 1
73 Pooty Tang
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6b+ * 2
74 Tasters Choice
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6c * 2
75 Emotion Bucket
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6b+ 1
76 Stroh
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6c * 2
77 Roktoberfest
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6b+ 2
78 Sun and Air
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6b * 2
79 The Lash
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6a * 4
80 Sodomy
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6b 1
81 Rum
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6a+ * 2
82 Senior Service 5c 1
  Bouldering
84 Olivine V1 7
85 1 Inch Punch V0+ 5
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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