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Crinkle Crag Area

Conwy, WALES

Climbs 50 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude Tidal – Faces N

Crag features
There are seven crags in this area. the first is Hamburger Buttress which is above the road and subjected to the same restrictions as Pen Trwyn. The rest are down at sea-level. Crinkle Crag is the most extensive and Wonder Wall has the best climbing but all the crags have the same high quality rock, pleasant atmosphere and solitude. The area has been very neglected in the past, with most climbers preferring the easy pickings of the Marine Drive. Seals, dolphins and even whales have been more likely companions than another pair of climbers. The development of Wonder Wall may change this since it now boasts the best set of E4 wall climbs on the whole of North Wales Limestone, all resin-bolted, non-tidal and unrestricted (but sometimes a wee bit cold).

Access notes
Continue along the Marine Drive from Pen Trwyn, past the summit turn-off, and past the aforementioned Big Mac Buttress. For a toll-free approach, drive to the summit of the Orme from Llandudno and drop down the road by St.Tudno’s Church. Park by a gate below Hamburger Buttress. (Notice the arrow and writing on the road by this gate and ponder on its purpose). See the route pages for the individual approaches from this point.

Weather forecast

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3.5mm rain
Mainly cloudy
15 °C
19 kph

1.5mm rain
Mainly cloudy
17 °C
16 kph

0.0mm rain
Sunny periods
16 °C
17 kph

0.7mm rain
Cloudy
18 °C
14 kph

2.1mm rain
Cloudy
16 °C
14 kph
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Guidebooks

Out of print: North Wales Limestone - Fax08 (1997)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 SURPRISE ZAWN - EAST WALL  
2Choose CarefullyHS 4b *5
3SnapVS 4c 6
4Fraggle RockHVS 4c *18
5Winebar WallE4 6a * 
6'Tel ShadyE4 6b * 
7On the WaterfrontVS 4c **5
8PrimevalE5 6b **1
9Larger than LifeE3 5c * 
 SURPRISE ZAWN - WEST WALL  
11The Dude's RapHVS 5b 1
12Sharp PracticeVS 4c 3
13SharpyVD 5
14Split PersonalityVD 4
15CutVD 5
16Razor FlakesS 19
17Sliced DigitsVD 12
18GashD 9
 CRINKLE CRAG  
20Crinkle CrankE4 6a *3
21Molasses WallE1 5b *3
22Glory DaysE2 5c 1
23Identity CrisisE2 5c 7
24Owain's ChimneyD 14
25Chasing the DragonVS 4c 6
26Crinkle CrackE5 6b ** 
27The Flim Flam ManE5 6b **1
 Climb nameGradex
28Midnight at the OasisE2 5b *5
29Ivan Skavinski SkavarE3 6a *3
30Lazy SundayVS 4c *21
31Abdul Abulbul AmirE3 5c *1
32Strangers in a Strange LandE3 6a 1
33Helter SkelterHVS 5a *9
34Solo on SightVS 4c 2
35Spirit In The SkyS 4a 8
36MorseVD 16
37Grog on the GroundVS 4c *20
38No ComebacksVS 4c *39
39Jonathan Livingstone SeagullE1 5b *18
40Learning to CrawlHVS 5a 9
41X.P.D.E2 5b *8
42Crinkle Cut *E2 5c 1
43BarracudaHVS 5a *29
44Freddie FlintstoneHS 5
45Ask PolitelyHS 4a 47
46Luke SkywalkerVS 4b *23
47Ramp RompD 2
 CRAIG HAFNANT  
 PENINSULA WALL  
50K-2fa6c *3
51Royal SovereignE2 5c *1
52Sea Of Depression7a+ 2
53I've Been A Bad Bad Dog6b+ 2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Wonder Wall is now (June 2013) fully bird restricted and after a visit there yesterday I can see why - the place stinks and has nests and eggs strewn across the crag.
ksjs - 10/Jun/13