The Darren (aka Lan Quarry)

South East Wales

An utterly transformed venue since the bolting up of Terminal Overhanging Wall, which gives some superb routes on very steep rock. The quarry contains two large bays split by a smaller recess. The traditional routes in the left-hand bay need a good brush. BAT wall does dry very rapidly after rain, whereas Terminal Overhanging Wall can provide shelter from heavy rain until it seeps.

The crag has now been cleaned and the remainder of the loose rock has been removed. It is much safer now since the demise of the loose section between Basildon Slapper and Rise.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Wales Rock Type: Sandstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 40
Within National Park: No Year Developed:
Grid Reference: ST 07007 91276

Parking and Approach

The parking area is tucked away at the top of an estate in Pontypridd on the top end of Lanwood Road.

Area information

A wide variety of crags, including adventurous sea cliffs at Ogmore, modern sports routes on inland limestone and sandstone cliffs, and winter climbing venues in the Brecon Beacons. To Donate to the South Wales Bolt Fund Up to date route info can found on the South Wales Climbing Wiki:-

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