Climbs 81
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 210m a.s.l
Faces SW

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Mark Glaister on Deus Ex Machina (6c) at Navigation Quarry © Jon Warner

Crag features

Navigation Quarry is a pleasant climbing venue located on moorland high above the valley. This is one of the older cragging spots developed on the sandstone and consequently some of the routes are not full clip-up sport routes. Bolts have been kept off of the established trad lines, but there are still plenty of excellent fully bolted sport climbs for those up to them. Not all of the established traditional lines are included here and only fully bolted sport pitches are given sport grades.

Access Advice

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 1 August

Reason: Nesting Birds

BMC have been advised that Barn Owls could be nesting at this crag. If so these birds have special protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act.  Avoid climbing the routes on the Left Hand Retaining wall "Left Over" to "Half man-Half Machine"  inclusive.

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South Wales Sport Climbs

South Wales Sport Climbs covers the area to the south of the Brecon Beacons, spanning the land and sea cliffs from the River Wye on the Welsh border to Pembrokeshire in the west. The area is home to a wealth of sport climbing on a multitude of venues ranging from small inland quarries to extensive limestone sea cliffs.
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There is a wobbly block that contains the third bolt on relaxed ladybird. This bolt could do with being moved as it's highly unlikely to hold a fall.
afshapes - 26/May/15
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Outside of Quarry
2 The Side Project HVS 5a 2
  Left Hand Retaining Wall
4 Leftover 5a 45
5 Gold Block 5c 12
6 Threadsearch 4a 9
7 Octopod 3c 3
  Main Wall - Left-Hand Slabs
9 Peg Bristol E5 6a  
10 Half Man Half Machine 6b * 60
11 Code of the Road E1 5a 6
12 Bootylicious 5c 53
13 Rockover Beethoven 5c * 192
14 The Bolt-Fund Blues 6b+ * 68
15 Where Did You Get That Bolt 7a 8
16 Squash Match 6a * 109
17 Squash Match Direct Finish 6a * 74
18 Good Sweat and Jeers 6a+ 25
19 Blood, Sweat and Beers 6b ** 201
20 Geeny 6a * 96
21 Death Match 5b 44
22 Death Twitch 6a * 102
23 Death Wish E2 * 76
24 Fly Me to the Moon VS * 176
25 A Blank Abstract E3 12
26 Man or Mouse 7b * 11
27 Craxsploitation 6b+ ** 63
28 My Way 6a+ 11
29 Let Me Play Amongst the Stars E2 ** 73
  Left-Hand Slabs (Off the Ledge)
31 How I Wrote Elastic Man 7a+ * 1
Climb name Grade
32 The Elastic Retreat E4 * 6
  Central Sports Area
34 Deus ex Machina 6c ** 166
35 Black Magic 6b ** 280
36 The Relaxed Ladybird 6c ** 187
37 Great Expectations 6c+ ** 86
38 Western Front Direct 7a *** 219
39 Eastern Bloc Rock 7a+ ** 64
40 Goblin Girl 6b+ * 43
41 Dry Entry 5c 25
  Owl and Antelope Area
43 Let Me Know What Life Is Like HVS 5b 17
44 Evening Light (sport) 6a+ 30
45 Save a Mouse Eat a Pussy 6c * 9
46 Mouse Trap (sport) 6b+ 15
47 The Owl and the Antelope E2 *** 69
48 On Jupiter and Mars E1 ** 101
49 Over the Moon E3 * 3
  Main Wall - Right Hand Side
51 Crash Landing 6a * 217
52 Ol' Blue Eyes 6c 14
53 Heart Throb 6b * 38
54 Ewe Flock Wit 6a 26
55 Sheepbone Wall HVS 7
56 Ram Raider 6a+ 13
57 Spring Lamb Mantle 6b * 16
58 Feeling Sheep 7b 2
59 Another Project Project  
60 Baaaaad to the Bone 6b+ 2
61 Tupping Time 4c 6
Climb name Grade
  Right-Hand Slabs (Off the Ledge)
63 Ram Bam Thank Ewe Mam 5a 5
64 Mint Topping 5b 6
65 Woolly Pullover 5a 1
66 Tupping Time (Top Wall) 4b 2
67 Mutton Chops 5b 2
68 Spin a Yarn 5c 1
  Alco Troll Buttress
70 Stainless Steel Association 4c * 2
71 Stainless Steel Incorporation 6a+ 1
72 Micro Incorporation 6b+ 1
73 Micro-wire Corporation E4 6a  
74 Big Spider Groove HVS 5a 4
75 Alco-troll 6a 32
76 Principles of Rock Mechanics, Part 1 7a 16
  Traverses
78 Acid House Trip E2 5c 2
79 The Gang of Four E3 5b 1
80 String Theory 6b+  
  Link-ups, Superceeded and Old Lines
82 Expanded Mole Groove HVS 5a 3
83 Kestrel Groove HVS 4c 5
84 Ladybird E3 5c 5
85 Relax E2 5b 2
86 Western Front E3 6a 5
87 Tears For Smears E1 5b 5
88 Evening Light E2 * 4
89 Save a Mouse, Eat a Pussy E3 * 7
90 Mouse Trap E3 * 45
91 Ol' Blue Eyes E3 2
92 Heart-throb E1 16

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