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Location: 52.5296, -3.6694 View Map  Incorrect?
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The view off the coast above "Dream of Wild Horses...

Description 

The climbing in Wales is focused around the North in the Snowdonia and Anglesey, and on the South Coast at Pembroke. Both areas offer fantastic climbing, which will keep any visitor busy for any length of vacation.


Getting There 

For the Pembroke coast, from London head West on the M4. For Snowdonia head North West on the M1 then the M6, then the A5 passing through Shrewsbury.


Climbing Season


53 Total Routes


['4 Stars',21],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',10],['5.7',3],['5.8',7],['5.9',9],['5.10',21],['5.11',1],['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 Wales:
Creagh Dhu Wall   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 180'   Craig y Castell - Crag of t... : Main Wall
Cemetery Gates   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   North Side : Dinas Cromlech
A Dream of White Horses   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Anglesey : Gogarth
Cenotaph Corner   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   North Side : Dinas Cromlech
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Featured Route For Wales
Looking up the gully section of Central Trinity from just above the Spider. <br /> <br />Photo by Dave - <a href='http://www.youtube.com/user/chdslDave' target='_blank' rel='nofollow' >www.youtube.com/user/chdslDave</a>

Central Trinity Mod. Snow  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Clogwyn y Garnedd (the Trin...
The classic low-grade Welsh winter climb. This is the widest central gully from the Spider to the summit of Snowdon. It is usually tackled in 3 pitches:P1) up to the spider, 120m. There are two ways up, either left or right around a rocky buttress. Normally climbed solo or moving together alpine styleP2) Follow the gully that is the top left arm of spider for a pitch, passing a few steeper icy steps. Protection is found on the rocky right wall of the gullyP3) As the angle eases and the gully ope...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Stuart Butler leading Manzouku  E2 5b.  Pembroke
Stuart Butler leading Manzouku E2 5b. Pembroke
Peter at Pembroke
Peter at Pembroke
Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia - with <a href='/v/tryfan/106055099'>Tryfan</a> in the background.
Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia - with Tryfan...
Pembroke
Pembroke
Traversing out
Traversing out
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