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The view off the coast above "Dream of Wild H...

Description 

The climbing in Wales is focused around the North in the Snowdonia and Anglesey, and on the South Coast at Pembroke. Both areas offer fantastic climbing, which will keep any visitor busy for any length of vacation.

Getting There 

For the Pembroke coast, from London head West on the M4. For Snowdonia head North West on the M1 then the M6, then the A5 passing through Shrewsbury.

Climbing Season



Weather station 13.8 miles from here

64 Total Routes

['4 Stars',26],['3 Stars',26],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',11],['5.7',3],['5.8',9],['5.9',9],['5.10',23],['5.11',7],['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 Wales:
Flying Buttress   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 5 pitches, 275'   North Side : Dinas Cromlech
Creagh Dhu Wall   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 180'   Craig y Castell - Crag of t... : Main Wall
Cemetery Gates   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   North Side : Dinas Cromlech
A Dream of White Horses   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Anglesey : Gogarth
Cenotaph Corner   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   North Side : Dinas Cromlech
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Featured Route For Wales
Climber on the second half of P1, giving an idea o...

West Buttress Eliminate 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : West Buttress
Far from being a pointless eliminate (as the name may suggest) this is a fine expedition up the most direct line on the West Buttress. It consists of four varied, consistently brilliant pitches taking the main difficulties of the West Buttress head-on. The highlight of the route is Walsh's groove on pitch 3 - a mighty struggle for most, but one that will leave a tremendous feeling of satisfaction on reaching the top. This pitch was first climbed by a short-sighted Patsy Walsh, in mistake for a d...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Wales Slideshow Add Photo
Stuart Butler leading Manzouku  E2 5b.  Pembroke
Stuart Butler leading Manzouku E2 5b. Pembroke
Peter at Pembroke
Peter at Pembroke
Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia - with Tryfan in the backg...
Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia - with Tryfan in the backg...
Pembroke
Pembroke
Traversing out
Traversing out

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