MOUNTAIN ASH


Mountain Ash quarry is in the shape of a bowl and provides a welcome retreat from any harsh weather. There is a good mixture of climbing styles and grades ranging from short and desperate fingery testpieces through to some long and slabbier walls. There are enough routes here to pack a lot into a short session.

Routes

8 trad routes (HVS...E4)
48 sport routes (5a...7b+)
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
Cointreau Area
Three walls that are the first encountered on entering the quarry. The high orange-coloured wall of...
18
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

3 mins

sheltered
Sap Rising Area
A good couple of walls with three longer routes and some worthwhile shorter pitches. An open aspect...
17
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

4 mins

Seepage
sheltered
Main Bay
The final area in the quarry is an impressive right-angled corner which is home to some excellent...
21
Sport
No sun
Uphill

4 mins

sheltered
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