LLANYMYNECH


The huge vertical grey and red limestone faces of Llanymynech Quarry are unmissable when travelling along the Welsh border road between Wrexham and Welshpool. Llanymynech Quarry has a lot of very long sports and traditional one pitch routes a handful of which are well worth the trouble of a visit from afar. A good number of the routes here are among the longest single pitch sports climbs in the country. The quarry has been disused for a long time and is now a nature reserve that is well managed and has transformed the area into a very pleasent and quiet spot to climb. The views from the routes and top of the cliff out across the River Severn flood plain of Shropshire to the hilltops of The Wrekin and Criggan are expansive.

Routes

21 trad routes (D...E6)
28 sport routes (5+...8a)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other Page
Cul-de-Sac Quarry
This is a useful spot for those in need of a very intense finger workout. It can be reached by...
14
Sport
Sun and shade
Level

5 mins

sheltered
151
The Nomad Wall
A huge and intimidating wall that has a number of big climbs on good rock. These routes see little...
4
Trad
Sun to mid-afternoon
Level

5 mins

sheltered
152
The Grid Iron Wall
This massive wall has a series of huge bolted routes that have an adventurous feel about them. The...
12
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Level

5 mins

sheltered
153
Black Wall
The Black Wall at Llanymynech is a superb wall of good rock which compares favourably to any...
8
Trad
Sun to mid-afternoon
Level

5 mins

sheltered
Restricted Access

no climbing 1 March to 30 June - nesting birds

154
The Red Wall
The Red Wall is a huge face with some amazing pitches which prove far more interesting than the...
11
Sport
Morning sun
Level

5 mins

sheltered
Restricted Access

no climbing 1 March to 30 June - nesting birds

156
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  • Latest Comments

    For LLANYMYNECH

    Black Bastard
    "Some good moves but a little contrived" 04/Sep top50

    Strawberry Tubin
    "A route of two cruxes, mid height fingery sequence, and the final crimpy move to..." 27/Jul

    Hickory Dickory Dock
    "Definatly reachy, im 6ft 2in and had to lay one on. thought this was trickier th..." 12/Sep

    Dead Man's Fingers
    "Best route i've done on this wall so far. Really worth doing!!" 25/Oct top50

    Black Wall Direct
    "Where did the 5c come from? Felt more like E1 5b." 12/Oct

    The Screaming Skull
    "Completely disagree having done it many times trad. and when bolted. They are th..." 27/Jul top50

    Nomad
    "Hi Lee, it was good bumping into you the other day, cheers for the info. Yes ..." 21/Jul

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