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Wales Rock Climbing 


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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



Weather station 13.8 miles from here

65 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',26],['3 Stars',26],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',11],['5.7',3],['5.8',10],['5.9',9],['5.10',23],['5.11',7],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Wales

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Wales:
Flying Buttress   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 5 pitches, 275'   North Side : Dinas Cromlech
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
Rock Climbing Photo: The pinnacle on Pitch 4 (c) Marc Chrysanthou

Main Wall 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Cyrn Las
One of Britain's best severes - a long and exposed expedition which although technically easy goes through some pretty steep and spectacular terrain. Simply wonderful.1) 70ft 5.6. Left up a slab to a grassy ledge. Up a short corner across another slab then step around an edge on the right and go up to a pulpit ledge.2) 80ft 5.7. Traverse right and up along a gangway to a chimney, a few moves up this lead to a left traverse along a ledge to a piton belay in a corner on the edge of th...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Wales Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Stuart Butler leading Manzouku  E2 5b.  Pembroke
Stuart Butler leading Manzouku E2 5b. Pembroke
Rock Climbing Photo: Peter at Pembroke
Peter at Pembroke
Rock Climbing Photo: Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia - with Tryfan in the backg...
Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia - with Tryfan in the backg...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pembroke
Pembroke
Rock Climbing Photo: Traversing out
Traversing out

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