|Rock Type||Quarried Sandstone|
|Approach Time||1 minutes|
|Sub Area||Sandstone Eastern Valleys|
|WGS-84 Location||51.609607, -3.2755029|
|OS Grid Ref.||ST 117 908|
|WGS-84 Parking Location|
|GR Parking Location|
|Base Elevation||205 metres (SRTM Estimation)|
|Crags Within 5.0 km.|
A quarry near Caerphilly. One of the shortest walk-ins in South Wales thus promises to be a super convenient sports venue and possibly some very easy trad. A good venue for beginners and first time outdoors. The 'Block' should provide entertainment for the bigger boys.
Beware of glass in the bottom of the quarry.
The quarry locates to the rear of High Street, Senghenydd. From the A470 take the Caerphilly turn-off past the GE Plant. Follow the road (A488) across the first roundabout and turn left towards Abertridwr at the second roundabout. Follow the B4263 through Abertridwr and into Senghenydd. At the cenotaph turn right onto High Street and park on the left at it's junction with Stanley Street. Go through the gap in the housing opposite and follow the lane right and then a path on your left leads directly into the quarry.
Described from left to right
In the left of the quarry an arête and corner can be bouldered or top-roped.
- Prepuce - Fr.5+
The left of the arête of the block.
- Man Vs. Alcohol* - Fr.6b+
Bouldery route using the arête and the face to its right.
- Return of the Narcicist - Fr.4
The short face of the first slab with big holds. Fr. 4
- wir kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo - Fr.5+
Second longer slab in centre of quarry. Some delicate moves in the centre of the slab.
- Unnamed - Project 5
The second crack will yield an easy trad line once dug out
- Raw Salami Delivered To The Backdoor Fr. 4+
Third face route.
- Project 7
Another easy trad line once dug out
- The Boss who cried Wolf - Fr. 5
Easy ascent of slab to left of arête.
- Twich The Magic Flagon Fr. 6a
Difficult moves to the right of the arête leads eventually onto the arête. Same lower-off as The Boss who cried Wolf
Why not traverse the quarry to incude the best bits of the various routes. Significant fall potential.
Bouldering area - D. Emanuel 14/04/2012
1. D. Emanuel, J. Thomas, D. Hannam 13/04/2012
2. D. Emanuel 08/04/2012
3. D. Emanuel, J. Thomas, D. Hannam 13/04/2012
4. D. Emanuel, N. O'Neil, R. Thomas 14/04/2012
6. R. Thomas, D. Emanuel, N. O'Niel 14/04/2012 7.
8. D. Emanuel, C. Emanuel 08/04/2012
9. N. O'Niel, R. Thomas, D. Emanuel 14/04/2012
10. D. Emanuel, J. Thomas 27/07/2012
|Has approach time||1 +|
|Has base elevation||205 +|
|Has climbing style||Sport +|
|Has crag name||Senghenydd +|
|Has elevation reference||SRTM Estimation +|
|Has rock type||Quarried Sandstone +|
|Is geolocated OSGB36||ST 117 908 +|
|Is geolocated WGS84||51° 36' 35", -3° 16' 32"Latitude: 51.609607|
Longitude: -3.2755029 +
|Is geolocated WGS84 text||51.609607, -3.2755029 +|
|Is located in main area||Sandstone +|
|Is located in sub area||Sandstone Eastern Valleys +|
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