Dinas Rock Swansea, WALES
Climbs 237 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 60m a.s.l – Faces SW
A brilliant crag with some of the best climbing in SE Wales: mostly single-pitch routes upto 30m. Often steep, smooth face climbing; harder routes may need dusting off. Most of the routes are now sports routes.
Take the A465 and Glyn Neath Rd (via B4242) to Pont Nedd Fechan. An unclassed road then follows the Afon Sychryd river upstream to a sharp R at a bridge, to car park.Climbers are asked to avoid parking in the residents parking areas on the apporach road, and wherever possible consider sharing transport to minimise the number of cars required.
Take the track to the L from the car park for the main face, and continue up this track, over the hill and fork right, then right at the river to get to the main cliff.
For the roadside crags and Kennelgarth, take the right fork. It is also possible to reach the upper crags by scrambling up from the river at this point.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.
Gower & South-East Wales (2004), Gower & SE Wales (1991),
Out of print: Gower And South East Wales (1983)
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What would be the best guide book for this carg and where can I get it?
chakrit - 08/Jan/14
This website has lots of useful info (topos etc): http://27crags.com/crags/dinas-rock
Paulos - 03/Mar/12
For the Main Face, you can belay through your sunroof !
Watch out for friable rock at the top; scary when you are leading, annoying when competing centre groups are abseiling down the face and dislodging boulders.
Uncle Nick - 06/Jul/04