Red Jacket Pill

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Red Jacket Pill
Rock Type Quarried Sandstone
Climbing Style Sport
Approach Time 30 minutes
Area Sandstone
Sub Area Sandstone Far Western Valleys
WGS-84 Location 51.633805, -3.846963
OS Grid Ref. SS 722 943
WGS-84 Parking Location 51.6287118, -3.8641441
GR Parking Location SS 710 938
Parking Postcode SA10 6JL
Base Elevation 7 metres (SRTM Estimation)
General Info
Faces Direction
Wind Sheltered
Climbing Type
Crags Within 5.0 km

Cwmafan, Drumau Road, Kilvey Quarry, Llandarcy, Neath Abbey Quarry, Red Jacket Pill, Seacombe Slab


Sandstone quarry, bolts.


Obscure sandstone quarry in the woods close to the Tennant Canal just next to the flattened 19th century copper works, dedicated to making copper casings for shells and bullets. Park at Jersey Marine walk 30 min along canal then cross footbridge. 30 min. Very muddy after rain.


No problems, long walk along canal. If any one goes there could they strip and return any cleaning ropes as we have never worked up the enthusiasm to walk all the way back along the canal to collect them. Routes are covered in moss and loose rock, needs a good clean (15/1/24).



  1. Copper Bottomed - Fr. 5+
    Short L hand line terminating at last bolt in groove.Roy Thomas&Dai Emanuel 2017

  2. Shell Shock - Fr. 6a
    Steep start then arête to L.O. just before cheese band.Roy Dai 2017