Climbs 32
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 132m a.s.l
Faces NE

Wolf Whistle © Mark Davis

Crag features

Excellent solid rock, unpolished, mostly bolted, 1 minute walk in. At present routes being checked for up-print of Lower Wye Valley Guidebook - some 8mm bolts to be replaced with 12mm bolts - good summer evening venue.

Approach notes

Lies within the Black Cliff and Wynd Cliff Nature Reserve area - so careful gardening is advised. Parking is difficult - do not obstruct the Livox Quarry entrance.

Quite overgrown, very adventurous in comparison to Windcliff Quarry, and with much more standard bolting (fewer and further apart).
harrison - 26/Jun/17
Visited today, very overgrown. The bottom of the crag shows some signs of people visiting.
Paul at work - 23/Aug/16
If you like tree branches sticking in your ear while you try to clip and are fond of muddy hand holds and a sandbag grade, then Black Cliff is for you. Sadly the best route here (the HVS crack) now has two trees growing out of it
drgrange - 25/Jun/15
A roadside jungle adventure.....very overgrown and therefore completely unpolished. Walk up the hill from Livox quarry for about 50m and look for a very hidden path into the left side of jurassic park. The traffic is quite intrusive.
SGD - 27/Jul/14
So chossy and overgrown. I turned round and headed straight back to wyndcliff without doing any routes. Full on jungle experience, very little light gets to the rock.
Tristan.Stricker - 28/May/14
overgrown a little at the bottom of the routes but the rock itself is clean. couple of little stonefalls but nothing major, having been to tintern quarry earlier in the day!
combatrock - 12/Jul/13
Went here yesterday for a look. VERY overgrown with bramble and Japanese knotweed. Rock quality good, but routes need a lot of gardening!! Could be good little crag if it got the traffic, right now not worth the effort.
stranter - 12/Aug/12
Good crag, very overgrown!! Had some issues with stolen kisses into the top of whiskas! The bolts for the station at top of whiskas have some play in them!!! Caution is advised
revolvingdoorno2 - 10/Apr/11
**Correction: Head left UP the hill.
peteruk - 20/Mar/11
A really good crag to climb if you're wanting to start sport climbing and live locally to the area. There are new bolts on the main section (possible Livox Buttress) with some technical climbs if you're are making the move from indoor to outdoor. Had a bit of trouble finding it though: if you park in the quarry entrance head left back down the hill a bit (this wasn't stated in the Wye valley guide book and we walked right past it - whoops).
peteruk - 20/Mar/11
It is currently (June 2010) possible to park in the Livox quarry entrance as this has now finished operations.
Mark Davies PK - 12/Jun/10
Easily the worst crag in the Wye valley but worth a single visit to do the few starred routes especially 'Wolf Whistle'.
Mark Davies PK - 12/Jun/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Castle Bay
2 Twenty Years After
HS 4b  
3 Networking
6a+ 1
4 World Cup Fever E3 5c 1
5 Fool's Gold
6a+ * 2
6 Skylight
3a 1
7 Tapehead
8 Carnival Time
6a+ 1
9 Stolen Kisses 5a * 33
10 Whiskas 4a 4
11 Cutting Edge
Climb name Grade
  Livox Buttress
13 Web Head
HS 4a  
14 Toxygene
HVS 5a  
15 Cat's Eyes
6a 1
6a+ * 11
17 Cat Flap
6a 6
18 My Karma Ran over My Dogma
E1 5b  
19 Whiplash
HVS 5b  
20 Close Call 6c+ 2
21 Back to Work
22 Come to Light
E1 5a  
23 Rising Sun
E1 5c  
Climb name Grade
24 Mad about Machines 6b+ 2
25 Wolf Whistle HVS 5a ** 9
26 Mowser
4c 13
27 Trigger Finger 6a+ 7
28 Aramis 5a 26
  Shady Bay
30 The End is Nigh 6a+ 16
31 See page 59 6a 16
32 Oracle 6a+ * 11
33 Cyberspace 4c 11
34 Crucible 4c 14

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