PINFOLD


(Craig Tri Naid y Gath - Crag of the cat's three leaps) Pinfold is a long series of crags that offers a variety of both trad and sport climbs. Nearly every grade is catered for making Pinfold a great venue for teams of mixed ability. The north end of the escarpment has a number of shorter technical pitches whilst the centerpiece is the huge open-book Atmospheres bay, clearly visible from the road, home to Pinfold's best hard sport climbs. Moving south, the crag takes on a more impressive character in the form of Two Tier Buttress, with its selection of tough two-pitch routes. Just before the stream bed at the head of the valley, there is an exquisite section of crag with some brilliant little trad pitches. On the far side of the stream, the bulging Monkshead Buttress has a selection of powerful and technical sport routes, well worth a visit in hot conditions if looking for some cool in the shade.

Routes

2 boulder problem (E3)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Descent Area
At the far end of the Pinfold edge, the crag gradually starts to break up into a series of smaller...
9
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Windy
Sentinel Area
Some good little sport routes and a couple of fine trad lines stand out on this exposed section of...
27
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Windy
Kinberg Area
The corner defining the left-hand side of this fine wall of rock is taken by Kinberg, one of the...
20
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Windy
Atmospheres Area
The imposing bay of steep limestone is easily picked out from the road and has some outstanding...
9
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Seepage
Windy
Mental Transition Area
The major feature of this area is the barrel-shaped wall of immaculate rock. It is situated just...
12
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

18 mins

Windy
King of Fools Area
The major feature of this area is the barrel-shaped wall of immaculate rock on the left. To its...
20
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

17 mins

Windy
Dangermouse Area
This good compact wall. On its right-hand side is a fine arete next to a larger roof that is home...
9
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

17 mins

Windy
Frigorific Area
A crack and flake-seamed buttress with a couple of worthwhile lines, but also some poor rock. The...
12
Trad
No sun
Uphill

17 mins

Windy
The Quick Tick Wall
A long, low wall of excellent vertical rock above a steeply-sloping grass base. It has some short...
18
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Windy
Two Tier Area
This impressive buttress, the largest at Pinfold, is easily picked out on the walk up from the...
18
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

14 mins

Windy
Solo In Soho Area
A great little wall with a host of neat pitches on mostly excellent rock. A good spot to clock up...
22
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

14 mins

Windy
Monkshead Buttress
A squat but power-packed little buttress that has been re-equipped and gives mostly sport routes....
12
Sport
Evening sun
Uphill

13 mins

Seepage
Windy
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  • Latest Comments

    For PINFOLD

    Through the Grapevine
    "Now has new lower off. R.McConnell" 16/Jun

    Killer Gorilla
    "Just for info, I did this free the same day as I did Planet Clare. I gave it 7b+..." 04/Feb

    Atmospheres
    "Generally ok for grade. Pegs/tat in a bad way! Would trust them with a barge pol..." 06/Sep

    Killer Gorilla
    "Hey I wonder what this would go free at..." 04/Sep

    I Feel Like a Wog
    "Had a right struggle on this at the weekend the 7b+ to the left felt easier, I'd..." 25/May

    Obelisks Fly High
    "Well worth doing" 16/May

    Toccata
    "I would agree with that" 28/Sep top50

    Marnie
    "totaly agree with above comment, there arnt loads of holds!! small gear only." 18/Sep

    Atlantic Traveller
    "Another great route, nice climbing and good gear" 30/Aug top50

    Mitsuki Groove
    "Felt more like VS 5a, bomber small wires and only one tricky move" 16/Aug

    Killer Gorilla
    "Start now done free making the route about 7c+" 29/May

    Alchemy
    "If you're good (and fast) with small wires you can get some decent gear in for t..." 21/May

    Baby Frogs with Dirty Little Lips
    "Big hold fell off the crux when I was on it (fat lummox). Still doable but harde..." 15/Feb

    Brain Box
    "Gary, sorry for misrepresenting your route I used the tree when I climbed the ..." 01/Sep

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