|Grid Iron Walls|
A massive quarry situated in the rain-shadow area of the Welsh borders, this cliff offers a wealth of long sports routes and an excellent selection of traditional routes. The sports routes are all under review for regearing and the trad. routes are excellent in their own right.
This is a perfect stopping off spot on or to North Wales, as a superb winter venue or as a retreat from the mountain crags when the weather closes in.
Take any route onto the A483 Oswestry to Welshpool road. Follow this south (or north) to the village of Pant. At the southern end of the village the quarry will clearly be seen. Take Underhill Lane which leads in 300m to a parking area by a gate. This gate gives access to a track into and around the quarry.
A bird restriction exists on both the Black and Red Walls and runs from 1st March until 30th June. Please respect this.
There have been the odd instance of break-ins at the parking area. For this reason leave nothing on display in you car or park in the village and walk in.
A steep wall with very long sports pitches. Stays dry through rain and gets any sunshine until about 3pm. A superb winter venue.
A black, off vertical wall with classic face climbing with trad. gear. Some fine technical climbing and Black Wall is not to be missed.
Grid Iron Wall:
A massive wall currently being bolted up to give some very long sports pitches. Face climbing throughout. Can take a little seepage after rain.
A magnificent wall set high up above the quarry flaw. Fine trad. Routes said to be reminiscent of Lord of the Flies. Three major classics.
A pleasant new wall tucked away in the back of the quarry with a good selection of low to mid grade sports routes.
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