SIRHOWY


Sirhowy is one of the best chunks of quarried sandstone in the area, made even better by its tranquil setting with little in the way of road traffic noise or onlookers. It also has its own picnic area complete with bench and tables! The best climbing is on The Rust Curtain with its brilliant line-up of fingery wall climbs, whilst the more recently developed Western Wall has plenty of excellent (slightly) easier climbing on some of the best rock around.

Routes

1 trad route (E2)
56 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
The Rust Curtain
One of the cleanest walls on the sandstone crags, offering some fierce and fingery face climbing...
24
Sport
Afternoon sun
Level

2 mins

sheltered
Restricted Access
The Dust Curtain
A tall wall of variable rock quality.Approach - Walk along the base of the crag a short way...
5
Sport
Afternoon sun
Level

2 mins

sheltered
Restricted Access
Western Wall
An excellent venue that has good rock and plenty of interesting routes which are generally easier...
12
Sport
No sun
Level

3 mins

sheltered
Restricted Access
Upper Tier
The most recently developed section of Sirhowy is a set of walls seamed with cracks.
16
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

5 mins

sheltered
Restricted Access
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