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Carreg Wastad 
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Dinas Cromlech 

North Side Rock Climbing 


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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

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',1],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in North Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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
Rock Climbing Photo: Rob on the direct finish (Grim Jim) 5.10b/c

Cemetery Gates 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Dinas Cromlech
Very airy and ballsy route for its day. Surprisingly climbed before Cenotaph Corner. Steep, exposed and strenuous.1) 110ft 5.9. A sensational pitch. Up the arete and bear left into the crack up this then the wall above on generally good holds, no room for error though, onto a ledge and belay (nuts).2) 60ft 5.8. Step right and climb the steep, steep arete and around a little to the right, then up to finish. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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