Climbs 38
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 221m a.s.l
Faces W

It Seems So, F6a+ © caradoc

Crag features

The heavily worked but now abandoned Independence Quarry is tucked away on the hillside below the level of the major Trevor crags. The climbable sections of the quarry have been bolted and it now provides a good number of routes in the 6th grade. The quarry is a fairly pleasant spot with a fine outlook and a sunny and relatively sheltered aspect. The rock quality is variable and needs to be handled with care, especially around the horizontal band of shale that runs across all of the lines. 

Approach notes

From the main Trevor Quarry parking spots, continue for 750m to a large lay-by on the left just past a left-hand bend. Opposite the lay-by a track winds down hill to a gate. At the gate go right on a path next to a wall to another much smaller gate. Do not go through the gate. Continue on the path downhill until it reaches the floor of the quarry. DO NOT approach the quarry from the narrow single track lane that runs below the floor of the quarry.

Restricted Access

An agreed climbing restriction due to nesting birds at Independence Quarry runs (for all routes) from the 15th Feb - 15th July (inclusive) but may be lifted early. For up-to-date information check UKC or the BMC RAD. 

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Clwyd Limestone

This Clwyd Limestone Rockfax covers virtually all of the sport and trad climbing available in and around the Clwydian hills as well as the very best trad and sport climbs at the outlying Pandy Outcrop, Llanymynech Quarry and Pontesford Rocks.
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Out of print:
Directions(as for Trevor Quarry): Follow the Eglwyseg Valley road from Llangollen until a turning, signposted 'Panorama' appears on the right. Follow this for a mile, ignoring a sire road dropping off to the right. Continue until a large layby is reached on the left. Facing out into the valley, Independence Quarry is reached on foot by crossing the road, bearing left and following a descent path down to lower ground for about 10 minutes. The large crag is on the left of the road, with the sport routes at the far end.
Joss - 17/Oct/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Left Wall 
3Lazarus6b *8
4Autonomy6b *11
5Home Rule6a+ *18
6Promises6b+ 2
7Better Together6b *6
8Rebus6a+ 7
9The Last Bastion6c *7
10Eye to Eye Contact6b+  
11India6b 8
12High Stepper6a+ *13
13The Eyes Have It6b *9
14The Funnel6b 8
15The Shute6a+ 3
16The Tract6b+ *5
17Conundrum6c 2
18Con Hum-Drum6b 2
19Technocrat6a 15
20Technobrat6a 9
 Right Wall 
22Consider an Evil6a+ 7
23It Seems So6a+ 3
24Is This as Good as it Gets6c+ *1
25No Regard6b 2
26Beauregarde6a+ 8
27Ump and Over6a 23
28Umpalumpa Groove5a 16
29Roald Dahling6c *2
30Verruca Salt6b *9
31Augustus Gloop6a+ *18
32Into the Fire7a *3
33Indiana Jones6a+ 8
34Indi Pops6c 1
35The Indi Mix6c 1
36Oh Calcutta6a 27
37Independence Day6b+ *14
38I Don't Agree6b+ *19
39Independence6b *14
40The Last Crusade6c+ 1

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