Regional Access Database

Advice Llangattock Escarpment

A long escarpment south of the Usk Valley, overlooking Crickhowell. Sometimes regarded as esoteric, the crag has a lot to offer to the climber wanting to get away from the crowds.

BMC Area Wales Rock Type Limestone
Climbing Area South East Wales Access Status Advice
County Powys CRoW Land Yes
Importance Regional No. of Routes 240
Ownership Common Land Year Developed 1973
Within National Park Yes Grid Reference SO188157

In April 1998 after years of work by Brecon Beacons National Park Authority and the BMC an access agreement was finally reached to allow climbing on Llangattock hillside. A group booking system has been established and group leaders intending to visit the crag should contact Crickhowell Adventure Gear (Tel: 01873 810020) to make bookings. (New 'phone number) Bookings can be made up to 8 weeks in advance and there is a limit of 3 groups of up to 15 people (total per group) per day. A small charge is payable to help cover wardening costs and the BMC Access Fund also makes an annual contribution towards costs. There will be no bookings when stock gathering is taking place. The National Park has produced an information leaflet which includes a code of practice for climbers. Contact the Wardens Section (Tel: 01874 624437) for further details. Individual climbers access is not affected.

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 27/09/2012. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.