Clwyd’s most esoteric venue is worth visiting if you fancy something a little different or happen to be in the area. The crag is naturally divided into three sections and reaches a maximum height of 10m. Unfortunately a number of the routes have become completely submerged by ivy and a few others are equally at risk of becoming extinct. Considerate removal of ivy from the remaining routes will help to preserve the climbs in a sustainable manner. The approach to the cliff face can be problematic especially during the summer months when the various trees and numerous thorn bushes at the base of the crag combine to form an impenetrable mass. If this has not deterred you the reward is some delightful climbing on immaculate solid limestone albeit in the harder grades.


11 trad routes (VS...E5)
2 sport routes (6c+...7b)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Ruthin Escarpment - Routes
A lovely postion and some brilliant limestone have not assured the crags popularity and it is now...
Afternoon sun

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    The Wee Beastie
    "Haven't climbed since I did this route all those years ago. Just bought some new..." 15/May

    Old Gunk's Grandad's Pastime
    "Good to see this crag getting some traffic. Let's not forget the difference betw..." 12/Jul

    Summer Time Blues
    "Thought this was one of the easier routes to onsight - 7a seems ok - dodgey rock..." 12/Apr

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