Regional Access Database

Banned Pant Quarry

A working limestone quarry with an impressive but unfortunately banned for climbing, wall of vertical limestone.

BMC Area Wales Rock Type Limestone
Climbing Area South East Wales Access Status Banned
County Vale of Glamorgan CRoW Land No
Importance Regional No. of Routes 45
Ownership Private Year Developed 2000
Within National Park No Grid Reference SS895756

The climbing is within a working quarry and much of it lies directly above a well-used access track within the quarry. The owners and quarry operator "Tarmac" have made it abundantly clear that they cannot allow climbing on the site while quarry operations are still active due to health and safety issues. They are open to discussions about a possible access agreement for when the quarry operations are due to end in some 10 years time but at this time there is no access for climbing and the site is actively patrolled by security staff and CCTV. It's recommended that climbers avoid this site for the foreseeable future

Not suitable - no access.

A wide variety of crags, including adventurous sea cliffs at Ogmore, modern sports routes on inland limestone and sandstone cliffs, and winter climbing venues in the Brecon Beacons. Up to date oute info can found on the South Wales Mountaineering Club wiki pages

This page was last updated on 08/05/2013. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.