Climbs 19
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 163m a.s.l
Faces S

Climbing the lovely arête of route 6 © RockWest

Crag features

Single pitch bolted limestone recently developed, more sheltered than castle inn and a good range of lower grade sport routes

Approach notes

The crag currently has a good range of routes from about 4+ to 6c(+), they are all well bolted and up to 12m

A well bolted short crag with excellent belays. Some of the routes were of good quality and some may be under-graded. Needs more traffic to keep nature at bay.
Christheclimber - 06/Sep/17
The chains on the 'farm' gate look serious, but they are only clipped, not locked, and this is a public footpath so no access issue. The route of the path at the other end (option 2) is even more intimidating where it passes between the brewery buildings, but again this is a public right of way (and so should be signposted better).
Ron Rees Davies - 21/Jul/15
After climbing at Castle Inn yesterday (14/2/2015) we were going to have a look at Marian Bach. However the metal farm gates on approach 1 above were chained shut...not sure whether there are recent access issues, and weren't sure of the other approaches, so left it for another day.
Paul Evans - 15/Feb/15
As one of the crag developers I'm puzzled by some of the comments below. Loose rock? As far as I am aware there are now only 2 loose blocks at the crag and neither can be removed. Bolts too small? Too small for what? Its true that the crag gets quickly vegetated and requires repeated cleaning so please do your bit!
rockcat - 03/Jul/14
With ref to the previous post about the farm; that's why the info I originally wrote states "appears to be" not just "a ruined".
jim jones - 26/May/14
Visited on the 18th May, just a quick note that the farm isn't abandoned, we ran into the owner today and had a quick chat. Its public right of way, but just be sure to close gates etc. Good crag, however needs some traffic as there is still alot of loose rock. Take a helmet!
ScottStephen88 - 18/May/14
visited this crag on 15 may. Agree with comments on bolt size,this appears to be a growing trend in n wales.Crag is already getting overgrown and will need lots of traffic--take your secateurs and do your bit!!grades basically ok route 13 is F5.
Angry old man - 15/May/14
I commend people for taking the time and effort to bolt new lines. I've noticed however that here and at other A55 sport locations that the steel diameter used in the bolts is too small.
DDDD - 08/May/14
I'm pretty sure there's a Bumble Bee nest under a rock under route 13. Bee careful! lol Maybee a good name for the route? Just a suggestion ha
Sebastian Fontleroy - 04/May/14
The first approach given is both the shortest and most logical. The routes are worthwhile but many appear to be over-graded: For instance route 3 = F4+ / 5 = F6a / 7 = F5 / 10 = F5 / 11 = F6a / 13 = F4
rockcat - 21/Apr/14
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 High Speed Virgins
5b 43
2 Hard Brexit 5c 8
3 Splat!
6c+ 3
4 Tanfastic
5a 56
5 The Gowling
6b+ 10
6 Crazy Sexy Fool
6a+ 36
7 Ice Pack
6a+ 28
8 Kettle Crack
5c 49
9 Sosban Bach
6a+ 31
10 Krakatwo-er
5c 55
11 Seren 4a 10
12 Rocky Robin 5a 36
13 Encierro de la Villavesa 5b 24
14 Malibu
5c 52
15 Meicrodon
6a+ 33
16 Fo-shizzle
6b 33
17 All the Roadrunning
4c 55
18 Love and Happiness 5c * 38
19 The Flasher 5c 30

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