Climbs 73
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 226m a.s.l
Faces W

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njlyons on Orangutanarium © M Leavy

Crag features

A good range of low/ middle range climbs well bolted approx 12yrs ago. Excellent for those first forays outdoors. There were some access issues which seem to have subsided. Do not attempt to drive up the track as this was one of the causes of trouble with the landowner and more importantly you'll wreck your car.

    Sadly this has not stopped fly tipping by builders and shop fitters are there is a bit of a mess.

The crag is included in the new CC South Wales Rock guide or further info on the south wales climbing wiki.

The crag is split into 2 tiers; upper and lower. It is a great afternoon sun trap!

Approach notes

The friendly landowner has been referred to the BMC.

Restricted Access

As with many similar sites, the landowners  made it clear to the BMC  in 2011 that they do not give consent for access for climbing.  They give the reasons for this as being historcial poor behaviour by climbers, including placing fixed equipment without thier permission, lighting fires and damaging gates and access tracks.  

They do not appear to have been proactively enforcing this ban and they have not been in contact with the BMC for many years.  It's likley that climbers seen here would be asked to leave by the landowners but there have not been any reports of any confrontations or issues in recent years.  If confronted or asked to leave by the landowners, then it's advised to be polite, follow the advice given and report thye circumstances to the BMC. 


I'm not sure why the access advice is so robust. It is a disused and secluded quarry. I would have thought that the chance of being asked to leave would be remote. The fixed gear is mostly ok apart from some of the non-stainless stuff. The routes are all fairly clean and as good as any in the small sandstone quarries. The base of the lower tier is a bit overgrown in places. Overall a pretty good crag.
Xavierpercy - 21/Jul/17
The photo below is of X1, not X2
goi.ashmore - 07/Jun/14
This crag is Mount PLEASANT X2.As far as is known the landowner is not the same as that of X1 who is in dispute with BMC/climbers re damage to track/lighting fires etc so there is no reason to assume access is restricted.
freelunchprovider - 07/Dec/12
I used the topos and directions on Be aware that the road-sign (on A4054) at the southern end of the village of Mount Pleasant actually says "Merthyr Vale". The turn to the track up to the quarry is opposite the 30mph 300m sign before you enter the village. Park in the village and walk back towards Edwardsville and up the track (there is an old gate about quarter of the way up the track). The order of the climbs, on the upper tier, on the topo is not the same as the order listed here on UKC. There are also some extra climbs listed here on UKC. Great crag!
Blackgoby - 14/Jul/11
does anyone know where to find the best topos please thanks
craigjames1 - 10/Jul/10
does anyone know the best place to find topos please thanks
craigjames1 - 10/Jul/10
are there any topos of to right hand side of the top tier? these routes tend to be a bit loose as they havent been climbed much
shavec - 16/Jun/10
Can't find it argh!
DBDeaN1990 - 18/Aug/09
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