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The view from the belay ledge at the end of pitch ...

Description 

Crags line up along the north side of the road, all reasonably close (albeit steep) to the parking. There are pullouts for your car.

North side crags as seen coming down the pass:

  • Dinas Cromlech
  • Carreg Wastad
  • Clogwyn Y Grochan
  • Craig Ddu

The monolithic Dinas Cromlech being the most famous.

Getting There 

North of A4086.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.6 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Side:
Flying Buttress   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 5 pitches, 275'   Dinas Cromlech
Cemetery Gates   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   Dinas Cromlech
Cenotaph Corner   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Dinas Cromlech
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Featured Route For North Side
Pitch 1 with the pinnacles of pitch 2 just visible at the top, it's easily possible (and recommended) to link the first two pitches together.

Flying Buttress 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Dinas Cromlech
An essential classic. Steep and exposed, but furnished with the regular occurrence of positive holds. Pitch 1 (55ft) Head up the middle of the buttress.Pitch 2 (60ft) Continue up to the larger pinnacles.Pitch 3 (65ft) Drop down in the gap and climb the steep wall on the left. Pitch 4 (50ft) Follow the slab rightwards to a ledge.Pitch 5 (50ft) The awkward chimney on the right is thankfully short lived....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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