Castle Upon Alun Quarry

South East Wales

A steep shady slab of good quality limestone with some lovely water-worn pockets, slots and crack features, making the climbs possible.Unfortunately the run off during the winter means the base of the climbs have a coating of moss which requires a peel at the start of the season.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Wales Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 18
Within National Park: No Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SS908754

Parking and Approach

Beware - the grid ref given in the south east wales guide will take you to the wrong quarry. If one were to follow the 'direct approach' over the railway line, one would find the quarry alright, but obviously one would not do that because it's forbidden.If following the indirect approach, from the parking space by the river, head up the hill but after going through the gate as you come out of the woods, BEAR RIGHT down the hill again to find the quarry.Just a comment on the note above. I found it easiest to follow the path beyond the gate until it forks and head right then. A bit of fighting through bushes and over fences and you should end up somewhere near the top cornor of the crag. Pretty green at the moment.
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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