Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 252m a.s.l
The arete in The Arete Area © Martin Southville
A compact quarry with routes in the low to mid grades. The sandstone is clean and very good quality. The quarry has an open aspect and dries quickly however the rock suffers some seepage and doesn't get the sun until late in the day.
Worth packing gardening gloves and a pair of secateurs as the brambles quickly reclaim this rarely climbed crag. But your reward for a little gardening is having a peaceful wooded location all to yourself.
The quarry is located above the village of Six Bells, directly overlooking the Six Bells Miners Memorial. Approaching from Newport, follow the Axxx to the roundabout at Aberbeeg. Taking the third exit, following the signs to Six Bells. In the village of Six Bells one passes the Six Bells Hotel. Immediately opposite the pub Cemetery Road rises towards the village of Brynithel (brown road sign with church symbol). Follow this road for a few hundered meters where a layby is located on the left. Park here and follow the road back down about 50m to a rusty gate and rising track. The track leads directly into the quarry.
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