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Clwyd Limestone Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,000'
Location: 52.9893, -3.161 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Rob Davies UK on Oct 26, 2011
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This area is still known as Clwyd Limestone by climbers, though the county has reverted to its former name of Denbighshire. Most of the crags are south or west facing limestone escarpments - sunny but very exposed to the wind.

Getting There 

The main crags are part of the Eglwyseg escarpment near Llangollen, but there are also some quarries to the north, near Mold. Llangollen lies on the A5, not far from the border with England, so this area can be useful when the main mountain crags of Snowdonia, much further west, are affected by rain.

Climbing Season

For the United Kingdom area.

Weather station 15.8 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Clwyd Limestone
Rock Climbing Photo: Near the top of Borderline (photo by Phil Ashton)

Borderline 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Trevor Rocks
The best climbing here is on Compact Wall and Borderline is one of the more worthwhile routes. Follow the bolts, moving right at the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Nick Russell
From: Bristol, UK
Jun 6, 2013
I climbed here for the first time recently, on the way back from Snowdonia. It's a really beautiful location, and despite it being a sunny weekend there were very few people there. I would highly recommend a visit!

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