Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 100m a.s.l
R McAllister on Killer Queen Fr.7a © alan rosier
The rust curtain is a great wall of gently leaning sandstone with technical and fingery routes.
Many more walls have been developed with considerable variation in styles and grades.
Afternoon and evening suntrap. Easy parking (although restricted times).
The quarry owners have NOT given permission for climbing here. Any bolts have been placed without the owners consent. (Signposts saying climbing prohibited)
M4 J27: take the Risca road to Sirhowy country park. The quarry is easily accessible from the picnic area but an extremely low profile is essential if you really must climb there. GEOCACHE Grid Ref: N51.36.726; W3.9.049
|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