Ynysybwl Lady Windsor Quarry

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Ynysybwl Lady Windsor Quarry
Rock Type Quarried Sandstone
Climbing Style Trad
Approach Time
Area Sandstone
Sub Area Sandstone Central Valleys
WGS-84 Location 51.639661, -3.358257
OS Grid Ref. ST 061 943
WGS-84 Parking Location
GR Parking Location
Base Elevation 148 metres (SRTM Estimation)
General Info
Faces Direction
Wind Sheltered
Climbing Type
Crags Within 5.0 km

Abercynon High Buttress, Brittania Quarry, Dan Dicks, Glynfach, Golf Club Crag, Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant (X2), Mountain Ash, Mountain Ash Natural Buttress, Mountain Ash West, Navigation Quarry - Cilfynydd, Penrhiwceiber Quarry, Porth, Punk Rocks, The Darren, The Gap, Trebanog, Trehafod, Turberville Road Quarry, Tylorstown Quarry, Ynysboeth, Ynyshir Quarry, Ynyshir West, Ynysybwl Lady Windsor Quarry, Ynysybwl Upper Quarry


Superb little crag, now mostly underground. There used to be 18 routes here including the classic Paws For Thought E3,5c**), Tickled Pink E3,6a*) and Ten Fingers On The Fender E4,6b**). These had their tops blown off and their bottoms filled in (painful) in December 1991. RIP.



All these routes are defunct and are included as a matter of historical interest only.

  1. Noddy’s Revenge - E1,5b
  2. Monkey’s Uncle - E1,6b
  3. Echo Man HVS,5a
  4. Vote Wave Power - HVS,5a
  5. The BMC Man’s Groove - VS,4c
  6. Tickled Pink -E2,5c
  7. You Are What You Is - E3,5c
  8. Paws For Thought - E3,5c
  9. Fairweather - E2,5c
  10. Ten Fingers On The Fender - E4,6b
  11. Rent Boys - E2,5c
  12. Worker’s Playtime - E3,5c
  13. Heartless Folly - HVS,5a
  14. Lady Windsor - E2,5b
  15. Chimney Sweep - S
  16. I’ve Got Your Nads - HVS,5a

First Ascents

First Crag Section

  1. M.Hamilton, G.Lewis 1988
  2. A.Sharp, P.Lewis, P.Harding 1989
  3. G.Lewis, D.Hart 1989
  4. G.Lewis, D.Hart, A.Sharp, P.Lewis 1989
  5. Gwent M.C. 1989
  6. A.Sharp, P.Lewis, J.Harwood, G.Lewis 1989
  7. T.Foster, P. Harding 1989
  8. P.Lewis, A.Sharp, P.Harding 1989
  9. G.Lewis, Dave Meek 1989 1989
  10. A.Sharp, P.Lewis, J.Harwood 1989
  11. A.Sharp,P.Lewis, etc. 1989
  12. T.Foster, D.Hart 1989
  13. D.Taylor, S,Cashmore, G.Lewis 1989
  14. G.Lewis,D.Taylor, Other 1989
  15. J.Custance 1989
  16. J.Davidge, D.Hart 1989