MAESHAFN QUARRY


Set in beautiful countryside Maeshafn Quarry is a smart little crag that catches lots of sun and is packed with shortish but sustained traditionally protected climbing on some excellent rock. The crag is split into around half a dozen buttresses, each with its own character, ranging from some fine thin crack-lines to a good number of fingery wall and slab climbs on perfect rock. The grade range is wide, with much to keep the lower and mid-grade climber happy. Access to the top of the crag is simple where many stakes are in place for belaying. Maeshafn makes a great place for an evenings climbing after work or for a day or weekend visit from further away, especially if combined with a visit to the nearby Pot Hole Quarry. There is a small amount of bouldering available - details at UKClimbing.com and northwalesbouldering.com.

Routes

1 boulder problem (E3)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
The White Wall
The left-hand end of the quarry has a clean wall of fine rock. It is less popular than the other...
14
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

6 mins

sheltered
Main Wall
The main attraction at Maeshafn is this appealing wall of vertical thin cracks and the clean wall...
30
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

5 mins

sheltered
The Amphitheatre
This section of the crag is on the far right where the trees are clear of the face. However, the...
15
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

5 mins

sheltered
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  • Latest Comments

    For MAESHAFN QUARRY

    Calculus
    "Fantastic route, delicate start up the arete followed by a hard move past the ov..." 10/Jul

    Flying Block
    "a couple of large loose bits after first couple of meters" 13/Jun

    Shattered Crack
    "Feels a bit artificial not to bridge out to the right wall - which makes it much..." 24/Jul top50

    Rambler
    "agreed i used this as descent route only worth v diff max" 22/Feb

    The Minstrel
    "Very good route, but be careful with the high crux as the key hold is loose! oth..." 29/Nov top50

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