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The view from the belay ledge at the end of pitch ...

Description 

Crags line up along the north side of the road, all reasonably close (albeit steep) to the parking. There are pullouts for your car.

North side crags as seen coming down the pass:

  • Dinas Cromlech
  • Carreg Wastad
  • Clogwyn Y Grochan
  • Craig Ddu

The monolithic Dinas Cromlech being the most famous.

Getting There 

North of A4086.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.6 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Side:
Flying Buttress   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 5 pitches, 275'   Dinas Cromlech
Cemetery Gates   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   Dinas Cromlech
Cenotaph Corner   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Dinas Cromlech
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Featured Route For North Side
Paul Ross relaxing  in the corner. 1970's

Cenotaph Corner 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Dinas Cromlech
Britain's most famous climb? It used to be.This climb had it's name long before it was climbed, it was attempted by some pretty gnarly climbers from Menlove Edwards (who successfully top-roped it in the 1930's) to Peter Harding before its successful ascent by a young lad named Joe Brown. Joe used a couple of pitons, and the previous generations just weren't into that.1) 120ft 5.10+. It's one pitch long and has a stiff move at about 20ft, then easier until arriving at the niche, some delicate ste...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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