Crinkle Crag Area

Climbs 50 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – 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).

Approach 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

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.

Guidebooks
North Wales Limestone (2014),
Out of print: North Wales Limestone - Fax08 (1997)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 SURPRISE ZAWN - EAST WALL  
2Choose CarefullyHS 4b *5
3SnapVS 4c 6
4Fraggle RockHVS 4c *17
5Winebar WallE4 6a * 
6'Tel ShadyE4 6b * 
7On the WaterfrontHVS 5a *5
8PrimevalE5 6b ***1
9Larger than LifeE3 5c * 
 SURPRISE ZAWN - WEST WALL  
11The Dude's RapHVS 5a 1
12Sharp PracticeVS 4c 3
13SharpyVD 5
14Split PersonalityVD 4
15CutVD 5
16Razor FlakesS 19
17Sliced DigitsVD 12
18GashD 9
 CRINKLE CRAG  
20Crinkle Crank6b+ *3
21A Wrinkled Wreck6a+ * 
22Molasses WallE1 5b *3
23Glory DaysE2 5c 1
24Identity CrisisE2 5c 8
25Owain's ChimneyD 16
26Chasing the DragonVS 4c 6
27Crinkle CrackE5 6b ** 
28The Flim Flam ManE5 6b **1
29Midnight at the OasisE2 5b *5
30Ivan Skavinski SkavarE3 6a *3
31Lazy SundayVS 4c *25
32Abdul Abulbul AmirE3 5c *1
33Strangers in a Strange LandE3 6a 1
34Helter SkelterHVS 5a *10
35Solo on SightVS 4c 2
36Spirit In The SkyS 4a 8
37MorseVD 18
38Grog on the GroundVS 4c *22
39No ComebacksVS 4c *42
40Jonathan Livingstone SeagullE1 5b *19
41Learning to CrawlHVS 5a 9
42X.P.D.E1 5b *9
43Over the YardarmE2 5c 1
44BarracudaHVS 5a *33
45Freddie FlintstoneHS 6
46Ask PolitelyHS 4a 50
47Luke SkywalkerVS 4b *26
48Ramp RompD 3
 CRAIG HAFNANT  
 PENINSULA WALL  
51K-2fa6c *3
52Royal SovereignE2 5c *1
53Sea Of Depression7a+ 2
54I've Been A Bad Bad Dog6b+ 2
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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