Climbs 39
Rocktype Dolerite
Altitude 20m a.s.l
Faces NW

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A view of one of the bolted routes in Porthgain quarry, pembs © joecareless

Crag features

The small harbour of Porthgain is an interesting place with striking industrial relics from the former quarrying and brick-making industries. There are 3 climbing areas west of the harbour. The area below the remains of the red brick quarry buildings includes a few sport routes in the old quarry and some traditional routes on the natural sea cliffs.

Approach notes

Parking near a pub, follow the coastal path south and follow tramway below ruined brick buildings. 

Approach from Porthgain harbour in 10-15 mins.
Looked at this from the top the other day. Saw two bolted lines in the zawn. Looked to be circa VS. Bolted but looked to be natural pro available. Not sure why the bolts are there.
Ghastly Rubberfeet - 20/Aug/11
Appear to be 4 or 5 routes bolted of reasonable quality but with loose sections. I was fishing at the time so only looked at them from the bottom. I'd say the routes are mostly F6 or F7 so not too easy but hard to say without climbing them. Good location, but probably not the most worthwhile place to visit.
RichJ634 - 15/Aug/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Rose Ridge
2 Rose
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D 2
3 Hacksaw Groove HS 4b 2
  Quarry Edge
5 Bad to the Bone
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6a+  
6 The Golden Child
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6c  
7 Williamstown
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E1 5b *  
8 Salami on Toast
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5b  
9 Out of the Sun
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5b  
10 Tufa Surprise
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5b  
11 No Dark Secret
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6a  
12 Life Blood
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6a+  
  Quarry Sport Climbs
14 Thanks for the Catch
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6b 2
15 The Division Bell
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6a+ * 1
Climb name Grade
16 The Hard Facts of Rock
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5c 4
17 President Dixon
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6b  
18 Crusty Gets Busted
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7a+  
19 Tidal Race
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6b  
20 Failure Shock
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6c  
21 Time to Move On
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6b 1
22 No Cause for Adoption
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6b+  
23 Where is My Co-Pilot
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6c+  
24 Open Your Mind
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7a+ *  
25 Again, a Gain
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S 4a 1
26 No Pain, No Gain
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VD 1
27 The Black Meerkat
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S  
28 Wednesday Nights
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S  
  Penclegyr East
30 Tunnel of Slough 6a  
Climb name Grade
31 Clegyr Flake
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VD  
32 No Sympathy
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S 4
33 A Scanner Darkly
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S 4b 4
34 Borderline D 6
35 Dolphins
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VD 3
36 Virus S * 5
37 Young 'n' Fun
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E2 5b *  
38 Bright 'n' Breezy
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HVS 5a *  
39 Middle of the Road
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VS 4b  
40 Free 'n' Easy
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HVS 5a * 4
41 Merciless Ribbing
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S *  
  Ogof Dwfn
43 Only Just
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VD  
44 Almost Foiled
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E1 5b *  

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