DINBREN


Dinbren is Clwyd's premier sport crag and presents a long unbroken escarpment of limestone looking out over Castell Dinas Bran, Llangollen and the distant Berwyn Mountains. Dinbren has been a popular venue with both visitors and locals alike since the late 1970s, and today has become a well-known destination with an equal split of sport and trad lines spread out on its left and right wings. The main draw at Dinbren is its high density of sport routes, most of which are endurance in style and although not very long, are of a high level of intensity and quality. Most of the sport routes are in the 6b to 8b+ grade range and well equipped. Although less popular, the trad routes at Dinbren should not be overlooked by those searching for some superb challenges on generally excellent rock, the very best being in the low to mid E grades. The rock on the whole is excellent grey water-worn limestone which is well featured with cracks, flakes, overlaps and rounded horizontal breaks. The crag environment is exceptional, offering sunny climbing and magnificent panoramic views.

Routes

1 boulder problem (E5)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other
Left Wing - Lower Crag
This short tier of rock is situated below the main level of the cliff. The rock is generally of...
19
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

10 mins

Windy
Back in Black Area
A fine, quiet section of the crag with some great sport routes and a few trad lines. The left-hand...
23
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

8 mins

Windy
Climb High Area
An outstanding section of cliff with some excellent rock packed with high quality lines. The thin...
30
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and down

8 mins

Windy
The Bandits Area
The premier section of crag for higher grade quality sport lines. The right-hand side has a few...
17
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

7 mins

Windy
Fire and Ice Area
Steep bulging starts and thin technical upper walls typify the style of climbing here. Some of the...
21
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

7 mins

Windy
Dynah Moe Hum Area
A short but well-positioned wall of undercut rock with a selection of testing pitches ranging from...
18
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

7 mins

Windy
Harmony Area
Great rock and strong lines make this one of the best sections for trad climbing at Dinbren. A...
12
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

8 mins

Windy
Descent Area
Two small sections of crag split by the well concealed descent gully. The left side is steep and...
12
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

8 mins

Windy
Combat Zone Area
The trio of left-curving overlaps is the distinctive feature of this steep and attractive wall.
12
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

9 mins

Windy
Hydrogen Area
The steep smooth wall of perfect rock is home to a couple of stern quality wall climbs in the form...
13
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

9 mins

Windy
Buccinator Area
The final area of note on the Right Wing has one outstanding pitch - Buccinatorwhich tackles the...
15
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

Windy
Right Wing - Lower Tier
The long line of low crags beneath the Hydrogen Area on the Right Wing has a few rarely repeated...
7
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

Windy
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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

    Resist and Exist
    "Good easy warm up route." 26/May

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