Climbs 110
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 180m a.s.l

neath abbey © alexmannionclimbing

Crag features

The large quarry located above neath abbey and clearly visible from the M4 and main roads. There is a large boulder field below quarry and has 6 3star boulders fr font 6a to 7c. Also lots more potential. Access is a grey area and a epic if you dont know the way.The google map tag is wrong and the crag is actually located where the Dyfryn tag has been placed. found and deeloped mostly by alex mannion and liam fyfe who bush wacked the path and built most landings. other firsts were made later by tom williams, rhiannon jacob and eliot stephens.

Approach notes

Park sensible in the closest dead end street below quarry not up private road at end. But at the moment access has improved but could change with agreements not bein met. behave. Pick a locals brain.
As you enter the open area below the quarry partition area is at the bottom to your left, directly above that the domed block is hillside arête as the ground levels to your left is far left area and to your right first is wonder block just before the obvious black slab and directly above this is the stunning square hanging block of Triassic.

Guidebooks

No guides found for this crag

Do anyone have a topo for Neath Abbey quarry?
RichyBOYY - 08/May/15
Does anyone have a topo?? looks well decent here!
RichyBOYY - 07/May/15
Some absolute jems here and possibility for real hard lines. But please dont gain access through private land. Keep your presence to a minimum to avoid any fuss. Contact me if your interested in visiting cheers
fyfee8a - 18/May/13
Login as Existing User to add your comments

Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  top right
2 Holiday Arête f7A+ ** 16
3 Holiday Arête Low f7A+ ** 10
4 Wad Wagon V6 ** 1
  Triassic area
6 Triassic 5.0 f7B *** 20
7 Als Arete f6C+ ** 22
8 Kevs Arete f4+ *** 21
9 Triassic Wall f6C *** 10
10 Left Triassic f6B+ * 7
11 Scales f7B * 2
  Black slab area
13 Black slab traverse f5+ * 5
14 Perfect Slab Sit f6A *** 29
15 Razor Rocket f6C+ * 1
16 Crimp,slope And Top f5 * 4
  groovy boulder(below wonder block)
18 Groovy Arete f5 * 9
19 Groove To Arete f6A * 6
20 How Groovy f5+ * 7
  Wonder block
22 Al's Slab f2 3
23 Vatertag f6C+ * 10
24 Back Vater f6C /+ * 8
25 Exfoliation f7A * 9
26 Whale to whale f5+ * 2
  frontier bloc
28 Frontier f6B * 4
29 Frontier (sans Footblock) f7A+ * 2
30 Yum f6C * 1
  the pit
32 Rail Ride f3+ 3
33 Grimmess f6C+ * 2
34 Direction f5+ * 4
35 Direction Extension f6C+ * 1
  swiss block
37 Brionified f7A *** 31
38 Chironification Direct f7A *** 13
39 A Continental Shift f6A ** 14
40 A Continental Sit f6B+ * 5
41 Chironification Stand f6C *** 20
42 Chironification f7A+ *** 11
  The plateau
44 Plateau Lip f5 * 5
45 Forbidden Fruit f7A ** 8
46 Plateau Prow f5+ 4
47 Pleasant Arête f6B * 10
48 The Shelf f5 7
  Far left area
50 April Fool f4+ 4
51 The rose f4+ 2
52 Firsty Thursday f5 3
53 Techtonics f7B *** 17
54 Archamedies Arete f6B 4
55 The Hop f4 1
56 Half state f7B+ ** 13
  Hillside arête area
58 Hillside Scoop f6B * 18
59 Camabrian Circus f6C * 2
60 Hillside Slab f4 ** 14
61 Hillside Direct f6C+ * 21
62 Hillside Arete f6C *** 27
63 On My Own f2 1
64 Left Behind f2 1
65 Ych A Fi! f6B+ * 6
66 Keldwith Dreaming * V10 ** 1
  long in the lip block
68 Long In The Lip (part 1) f7A+ /b *** 4
69 Long In The Lip (part 2) f7A+ ** 10
70 Long in the Lip f7C *** 2
  Partition area
72 Lost World Arete f6B+ *** 3
73 The Darkside f6C+ ** 6
74 Enter The Darkside f7C+ *** 2
75 The Thug f7A * 3
76 Road To Recovery f6B * 6
77 Orchestral manoeuvres in the dark f7A * 5
78 De Patition f7C *** 2
79 De Pateshed f7C+ *** 3
80 Der pater f7C *** 11
81 The Partition f6C+ *** 40
82 Bloodshed f7A * 29
83 Rhi's Wall f6B+ ** 30
84 Inbetween f5 ** 10
85 Wet Feet Rh f4+ ** 11
86 Wet Feet Slab f3 ** 16
87 Ground Force f6A 10
88 Eclipsed f5+ * 7
89 Alan Titchmarsh f6A+ * 14
90 Fauna Fondler f7A+ * 1
91 Rail to rail f6B ** 26
92 Rail Diversion f6B+ 10
93 First arête f5+ * 19
  welcome to the abbey block
95 Welcome To The Abbey f6B *** 14
96 New Testament f6C+ *** 11
97 Al's traverse f4 * 8
98 Full Frontal f6C+ * 1
99 Less Front f6C * 2
100 Time Crisis f6B+ * 4
101 Lecherous Line f6C+ * 2
  mossy block
103 Gonzo f6B 5
104 The green man f4+ * 3
105 Mossy Slab f3+ 3
106 The gift f2 ** 2
107 The gift lefthand f2 ** 2
108 Toms slab f2 2
109 Stash f2+ 2
  in the left woods area
111 Undercut Empire f6C+ * 1
112 Unauthorised Absence f5+ * 4
113 Less Work, More Play f5+ 4
114 Absentee f5+ 4
115 Big john f6A+ ** 3
116 Abbey Arete f7A ** 2
117 Macpherson Coup f6C+ ** 1
118 Less Fun V1 1
119 Local Start V4+ 1
120 Be-Neath Me f6C * 1
121 Stateside f8A+ *** 3
122 Flateau * f6C 1
123 Dreamcatcher * f4+ 1
124 Bonification * f5 * 1
125 Diversification * f6A * 2
126 Check Left Hand * f6C ** 2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer fyfee8a