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).

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.

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

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
2Choose CarefullyHS 4b *
3SnapVS 4c
4Fraggle RockHVS 4c *
5Winebar WallE4 6a *
6'Tel ShadyE4 6b *
7On the WaterfrontVS 4c **
8PrimevalE5 6b **
9Larger than LifeE3 5c *
11The Dude's RapHVS 5b
12Sharp PracticeVS 4c
14Split PersonalityVD
16Razor FlakesS
17Sliced DigitsVD
20Crinkle CrankE4 6a *
21Molasses WallE1 5b *
22Glory DaysE2 5c
23Identity CrisisE2 5c
24Owain's ChimneyD
25Chasing the DragonVS 4c
26Crinkle CrackE5 6b **
27The Flim Flam ManE5 6b **
28Midnight at the OasisE2 5b *
29Ivan Skavinski SkavarE3 6a *
30Lazy SundayVS 4c *
31Abdul Abulbul AmirE3 5c *
32Strangers in a Strange LandE3 6a
33Helter SkelterHVS 5a *
34Solo on SightVS 4c
35Spirit In The SkyS 4a
37Grog on the GroundVS 4c *
38No ComebacksVS 4c *
39Jonathan Livingstone SeagullE1 5b *
40Learning to CrawlHVS 5a
41X.P.D.E2 5b *
42Crinkle Cut *E2 5c
43BarracudaHVS 5a *
44Freddie FlintstoneHS
45Ask PolitelyHS 4a
46Luke SkywalkerVS 4b *
47Ramp RompD
50K-2fa6c *
51Royal SovereignE2 5c *
52Sea Of Depression7a+
53I've Been A Bad Bad Dog6b+
* 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
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These details were last updated on 29/Sep/2014

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