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Rock Type Quarried Sandstone
Climbing Style Sport
Approach Time 1 minutes
Area Sandstone
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)
General Info
Faces Direction
Wind Sheltered
Climbing Type
Crags Within 5.0 km

Abercynon High Buttress, Golf Club Crag, Llanbradach Lower Tier, Llanbradach Upper Tier, Navigation Quarry - Cilfynydd, Penallta, Senghenydd, The Darren


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.

Location Senghenydd


Described from left to right

In the left of the quarry an arête and corner can be bouldered or top-roped.

The Block

  1. Prepuce - Fr.5+
    The left of the arête of the block.

  2. Man Vs. Alcohol* - Fr.6b+
    Bouldery route using the arête and the face to its right.

J. Thomas working Man Vs. Alcohol Fr.6b+

The Slabs

  1. Return of the Narcicist - Fr.4
    The short face of the first slab with big holds. Fr. 4

  2. wir kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo - Fr.5+
    Second longer slab in centre of quarry. Some delicate moves in the centre of the slab.

  3. Unnamed - Project 5
    The second crack will yield an easy trad line once dug out

  4. Raw Salami Delivered To The Backdoor Fr. 4+
    Third face route.

  5. Project 7
    Another easy trad line once dug out

  6. The Boss who cried Wolf - Fr. 5
    Easy ascent of slab to left of arête.

  7. 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
  8. Spulk
    Why not traverse the quarry to incude the best bits of the various routes. Significant fall potential.

The Boss who cried Wolf, Fr.5

First Ascents

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
5. Project
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

Facts about "Senghenydd"
Has approach time1 +
Has base elevation205 +
Has climbing styleSport +
Has crag nameSenghenydd +
Has elevation referenceSRTM Estimation +
Has rock typeQuarried Sandstone +
Is geolocated OSGB36ST 117 908 +
Is geolocated WGS8451° 36' 35", -3° 16' 32"Latitude: 51.609607
Longitude: -3.2755029
Is geolocated WGS84 text51.609607, -3.2755029 +
Is located in main areaSandstone +
Is located in sub areaSandstone Eastern Valleys +
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