DINBREN


The long line of unbroken low escarpment that overlooks Castell Dinas, Llangollen and the distant Berwyn Mountains is one of the best inland limestone crags in the UK and has been popular with both visitors and locals alike since the late 70's when the first modern development of the area started. Although the faces are not high, the distinctive left and right 'wings' of Dinbren offer up around 160 routes ranging in style and grade from traditional to sport climbs and from VDiff to french 8a+. The rock on the whole is of the excellent grey water worn variety, being well featured with cracks, flakes, overlaps and rounded horzontal breaks. The crag environment is exceptional offering sunny climbing and magnificent panoramic views across green upland pasture to the mountains of Mid-Wales.

Routes

120 trad routes (M...E6)
46 sport routes (?...?)
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
Back in the Black Area
This section of the crag features some extremely hard high quality routes and some much more...
14
Trad and Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

8 mins

sheltered
The Fog Area
The huge low level ivy clad roof is the dominating feature of this length of crag. The major lines...
8
Trad and Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

8 mins

sheltered
Cold Turkey Area
The least attractive of the Left Wing climbing is located on this section of the crag. There is...
8
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

7 mins

sheltered
Climb High Area
An outstanding section of cliff with excellent rock and packed with high quality lines. The thin...
17
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

7 mins

sheltered
The Bandits Area
The premier section of crag for hard quality sport lines. The right hand side has a few lines on...
12
Trad and Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

7 mins

sheltered
Fire and Ice Area
The first section of crag on the left wing at the top of the approach gully. Steep bulging starts...
18
Trad and Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

7 mins

sheltered
Lower Left Wing
A small section of crag where the chance of meeting other parties is slim. The routes are short but...
18
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

10 mins

Dynah Moe Hum Area
A fine short wall of rock with a selection of testing pitches ranging from the powerful to the...
14
Trad and Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

7 mins

World in Harmony Area
Great rock and strong lines make this one of the best sections of crag for traditional climbing at...
11
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

8 mins

Descent Area
Two small sections of crag split by the well concealed descent gully. The left side is steep and...
14
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

8 mins

Combat Zone Area
The trio of left curving overlaps are the distinctive features of this steep and attractive wall.
10
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

9 mins

Hydrogen Area
The steep smooth wall of perfect rock is home to a couple of stern quality wall climbs in the forms...
12
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

9 mins

Buccinator Area
The final area of any note on the Right Wing has one stand out pitch Buccinator which tackles the...
13
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For DINBREN

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

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

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

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

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

    Dyperspace
    "I think a hold under the roof has evolved making this slightly easier since it w..." 20/Sep

    Cubase
    "Phew! Thought it was just me that found this desperate! Thought the boulder prob..." 15/Sep

    Big Mouth Strikes Again
    "Another forgotten route revived by Charlton Chestwig" 16/Aug

    Big Mouth Strikes Again
    "Now is an excellent clean, reachy 7a after rebolting. Thanks to GG" 14/Aug

    Quick Flash
    "Route to the right, behind ash tree "Wonderwall" F6c+/7a. cool moves,..." 22/Jul

    The Rivals
    "Yeah, I ended up doing it again before we left without the hold - you´re probabl..." 15/Jun

    Highway
    "There seemed to be only one obvious line and one obvious rest on the right which..." 09/Jun top50

    Highway
    "There are two variations on this route and they should probably both be describe..." 09/Jun top50

    Where’s the Presidents Brain
    "I agree with Mirf. Never 6c" 26/May

    Cured
    "A great route with really cool moves. realistically i think 7b but happy to t..." 01/May

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