Clwyd Limestone

This database contains the routes as published in the Clwyd Limestone Rockfax guidebook. Some new routes are being added as they get done. Please let us have your votes on the grades and information in the guide.

Routes

28 boulder problems (VD...E5)
2 winter routes (6a+...7b+)
1 dws route (HVS)
50 of the Best Routes top50
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents


Crag (click for details) No. of Routes Grade Range Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Denbigh Castle Quarry
Denbigh Castle Quarry is a small, well-concealed crag that has a number of...
11
_---
Sport
Sun and shade
Downhill

5 mins

Seepage
Sheltered
Ruthin Escarpment
(Craig Adwy Gwynt - Crag of the gate of the wind)The climbing at Ruthin Esc
35
--^-
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

Sheltered
Devil's Gorge
The Devil's Gorge is a huge narrow limestone slit in the hillside, that on...
22
_--^
Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill

5 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
Maeshafn Quarry
Set in beautiful countryside Maeshafn Quarry is a smart little crag that...
59
-^^^
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

5 mins

Sheltered
Pot Hole Quarry
('Bryn yr Ardd' Quarry - Garden Hill Quarry)Pot Hole Quarry is a small venu
38
-^^_
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

6 mins

Sheltered
Minera Quarry
Minera Quarry is a vast abandoned limestone working with a couple of walls...
9
---_
Sport
Lots of sun!
Level

5 mins

Sheltered
World's End
World's End sits at the head of the Eglwyseg valley and is made up of a series...
136
^^^^
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

14 mins

 
Craig Arthur
The huge rampart of Craig Arthur looms impressively over the upper end of the...
99
_-^^
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

35 mins

Windy
Twilight Area
(Craig yr Ogof - Crag of the Cave)When viewed from afar the Twilight crags
108
^^^-
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

25 mins

Windy
Pinfold
(Craig Tri Naid y Gath - Crag of the cat's three leaps) Pinfold is a long...
188
-^^^
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Windy
Monk's Buttress
55
-^^^
Trad
Evening sun
Up and Down

20 mins

Windy
Dinbren
Dinbren is Clwyd's premier sport crag and presents a long unbroken escarpment...
199
-^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and Down

8 mins

Windy
Trevor Quarry
Trevor Quarry has a great set of low-to-mid-grade sport routes spread along its...
131
^^^-
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

7 mins

 
Independence Quarry
The heavily worked but now abandoned Independence Quarry is tucked away on the...
38
_^^_
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Downhill

10 mins

Sheltered
Ruabon Quarry
Ruabon Quarry is a short steep venue with a couple of powerful lines on...
2
__--
Sport
Sun and shade
Up and Down

10 mins

Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
Pandy Outcrop
A beautifully located crag that offers a limited number of good single pitch...
21
----
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

25 mins

Windy
Llanymynech Quarry
The towering grey and red limestone faces of Llanymynech Quarry are home to a...
113
-^^^
Sport
Sun and shade
Up and Down

10 mins

Sheltered
Pontesford Rocks
26
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Trad
Morning sun
Uphill

15 mins

 
  • Latest Comments

    For Clwyd Limestone

    Vetta (Pot Hole Quarry)
    "Almost identical to the other 5b routes on here. Not particularly bold as very g..." 27/Apr top50

    Delaware Slide (Craig Arthur)
    "Really fun climbing, which deserves more attention. Lower thread is poor, but &q..." 09/Jun

    Crystal (World's End)
    "Route to left, steep to start, a crimpy pull over the bulge then continue up the..." 19/Mar

    So Lucky (Dinbren)
    "This had been bolted some time ago, (not by me) 3 bolts. Has now been finished 4..." 13/Jun

    Black Bastard (Llanymynech Quarry)
    "Some good moves but a little contrived" 04/Sep top50

    It's Yours (Dinbren)
    "The Project to the left has been climbed and is called The sound and the fury 8b..." 31/Aug

    The Orgasmatron (Dinbren)
    "Glad this one is getting some attention. Nice one Sam" 04/Aug

    The Orgasmatron (Dinbren)
    "I repeated this from the ground today. Powerful boulder problem start utilising ..." 29/Jul

    Strawberry Tubin (Llanymynech Quarry)
    "A route of two cruxes, mid height fingery sequence, and the final crimpy move to..." 27/Jul

    Calculus (Maeshafn Quarry)
    "Fantastic route, delicate start up the arete followed by a hard move past the ov..." 10/Jul

    Lost Control (Trevor Quarry)
    "Sadly this route has been chipped by some mindless vandal." 28/Jun

    Driller Thriller (Dinbren)
    "Route to the left of Driller Thriller " Trailer Trash" F6b. 23.05.12 ..." 26/May

    Titanium Man (World's End)
    "Slightly damp on Saturday! Similar but slightly harder than Tearg Wall: easy, ge..." 30/Apr

    Broccoli and Ice-Cream (Devil's Gorge)
    "Climbed this on sat, think it was the only route climbable due to the seepage, i..." 09/Apr

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