Altitude 132m a.s.l
Wolf Whistle © Mark Davis
A minor crag which sees very few visits, despite having some good quality, unpolished, solid rock; mostly bolted routes (predominantly glue-ins and 12mm bolt-ins, just a few older 8mm remain); and situated right next to the A466. The disadvantages are the lack of convenient parking, the ENE-facing aspect, and its dense screen of trees: the rock doesn't get a lot of sun, and tends to stay damp for long periods, especially outside late spring, summer, and early autumn. The crag is also very prone to revegetation, although the quarry does seem to get a facelift every few years. It is probably at its nicest in summer mornings, when a bit of dappled sunlight reaches the rock. The Quarry lies within the Black Cliff and Wynd Cliff Nature Reserve area: any cleaning should be undertaken with care and discretion.
Black Cliff Quarry lies close to the A466 between St Arvans and Tintern, about half a mile north of Wyndcliffe Quarry. Parking is no longer possible at the Livox Quarry entrance. There is space for one car about 50m back up the road (south) on the other side, at a small clearing by a forestry track with gate: on no account block or obstruct access. From here turn right and walk south for 50m to find a rusty gate, next to which is the the clearest path into the quarry.
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