Wyndcliff Quarry

Wye Valley

The obvious two tiered roadside quarry on the A446 towards Tintern from the Wynd Cliff car park. South facing so it gets plenty of sun and quick drying - great in the winter but can be a bit too hot in the summer.

Crag information
Climbing Area: South West & Southern Rock Type: Limestone
County Monmouthshire Access Status: Restrictions/ Sensitive Access
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 74
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1990
Grid Reference: ST529974

One of the more convenient and quick-drying crags in the area. Good sport climbing as well as a reasonable selection of trad routes. The popular routes tend to be polished, especially the starts of those on the Lower Lift.

Whitebeams (a rare species of tree) grow on the crag and are an important feature of the SSSI. Please do not cut any trees on or around the crag without gaining permision first as this could result in access issues in future. If you want to carry out cleaning which involves trees, please contact the BMC access team first through access@thebmc.co.uk.

Parking and Approach

The quarry lies just above the A466 between Chepstow and Tintern. Parking is available in the forestry car park 200m up the road, and is possible to walk to the crag along the roadside grass verges. Rough parking for two or three cars is also possible by the road under the cliff (not ideal if your car is low-slung or its exhaust is hanging off). Take care when pulling in or out, or walking along the roadside - the road is narrow and bendy, but that doesn't seem to stop the drivers going for it!
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