PENMAEN HEAD


Penmaen Head is a relatively recent addition to the climbing on North Wales Limestone and has proved to be extremely popular. The crag is made up of a number of walls that have been developed to give single-pitch sport climbs the majority being in the 6th grade. The rock is generally good and the routes well equipped allowing plenty of mileage to be gained in a short period. Some of the faces are covered with flowstone and these in particular are well worth stopping off to sample either when travelling past on the A55 or as an escape from poor weather in the mountains.

Routes

41 sport routes (?...?)
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 Page
Expressway Wall
The Expressway Wall sees less traffic than the other sections of Penmaen Head but has a couple of...
11
Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill

5 mins

sheltered
371
Flowstone Wall
The Flowstone Wall is named after the prominent flowstone sheets which are particularly attractive...
14
Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill

4 mins

sheltered
372
Penmaenrhos Wall
The right-hand end of the wall has some steeper and slightly tougher lines that are a mix of...
16
Sport
Afternoon sun
Downhill

4 mins

sheltered
374
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