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Barland Quarry

South East Wales

Smooth low-angled slab. Allegedly the "most technical slabs in South Wales".Quarried limestone but mostly slate-like climbing on tiny edges. Some of the harder climbs have a preponderance of desperate smeary moves.Dries very quickly; one of the more accessible sport venues on Gower. Scope for one or two new routes.Recent (May 2008) repairs made to the following routes: 'Wandelanden Tak', 'Geef Onze Fietsen Terug!', 'Wij Zitten Nog in Een Sneeuwstorm' and 'Don't Jis on my Sofa'August 2012 - Recent re-equipment of rockfall damaged routes.October 2012 - It has been reported that the first bolts/staples on many of the routes here have been vandalised with the aid of a JCB bucket. Bring a clip-stick.October 2012 - Some re-equipment work was attempted in the past two days. However, a strategically left rope has been "half-inched" and the work could not be carried out. Please contact me if you have the rope and I'll arrange for it to be returned to its owner. Thanks.September 2013 - The JCB bucket has been at work again! 'Geef Onze Fietsen Terug!', 'Stoeipoesje' and 'Wij Zitten Nog In Een Sneeuwstorm' have had their bottom staples mangled. Also rockfall has damaged (but not removed) staples on 'Miss You' and 'Double Dutch'. These damaged staples are possibly usable but take care!

Crag information
Climbing Area: Wales Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 15
Within National Park: No Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SS574895

Parking and Approach

Private Property - Owner will ask you to leave if he sees you.Park vehicles well away from the quarry. Cars parked near the quarry will alert the owner and he will come and ask you to leave.If you see the owner, be polite and cooperative. You can always come back another day!
Area information

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 route info can found on the South Wales Climbing Wiki:-

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