Navigation Quarry

South East Wales

A quality sandstone quarry north of Cardiff, formerly the best of its kind in the area. Plenty of routes will maintain interest and often dries quickly, depending on the sun.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Wales Rock Type: Sandstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 36
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1982
Grid Reference: ST 08683 93974

Restrictions apply from 1 March - 1 August.

Reason: Nesting Birds

Restrictions are for a Kestrel nesting been please stay away from routes 'Mouse Trap', 'Owl and the Antelope', and 'On Jupiter and Mars' between April 15th - July 31st. 

BMC have been advised that Barn Owls could be nesting at this crag. If so these birds have special protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act.  Avoid climbing the routes on the Left Hand Retaining wall "Left Over" to "Half man-Half Machine"  inclusive.

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. To Donate to the South Wales Bolt Fund Up to date route info can found on the South Wales Climbing Wiki:-

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We were climbing here this evening 18/07/18, and saw a gorgeous, white barn owl take flight from the left retaining wall, which has been noted on UKC.
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Two birds of prey nesting spotted on the chossy wall above Ladybird and Relax (i think)
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Climbing Evening Light on 9th July 2021. Startled a Barn Owl nesting in the hole, behind the bush between routes Owl and the Antelope and Over the Moon. Suggest these routes are avoided