Dinas Rock

Climbs 239 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 60m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
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.

Access notes
Take the A465 and Glyn Neath Rd (via B4242) to Pontneddfechan. An unclassified road then follows the Afon Sychryd river upstream to a sharp right at a bridge, then the car park. Climbers are asked to avoid parking in the residents parking areas on the approach road, and wherever possible consider sharing transport to minimise the number of cars required.

Take the path to the left from the car park for the main face, heading over the hill, right at the fork, and then right at the river to get to the main cliff.

For the roadside crags and Kennelgarth, take the more obvious track on the right. It is also possible to reach the upper crags by scrambling up from the river at the end of this path.
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)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
2All Aboardf6C+
3Lichen Upf6C+
4The Boatman's TraverseV3
5The BoatmanV8 ***
6Captain Jackf6C+ *
7Boatman Startf7A *
8Fyfes Traversef7B+ **
10The SplinchVB **
11The RampV2 *
12RamplessV5 **
13RailedV3 **
14Car Park OriginalV1 **
15HalfwayV4 *
17Evening WallVD **
18Flake WallHD 4a
19SlickensideE2 5c
20Frizzy BitsE2 5c *
21Jeepers CreepersHVS 5a
22Sense of HumourE2 5c
23Fromage Frais5c
24Smeghead4a **
25Rob Roy7a
26Cheesy Rider6b *
27Creme De Roquefort6b+ *
28Creme de Rockfall6b+
29Scraping The Barrel5c
30Tapping The Keg6c
32Skin Ed7c *
33The Inflated Roundhead7a+ *
34Charlie's Rusks6c
35The Deflated Dick-Head6b *
36Mr Potato Head6a+ *
37Pot Head5a **
38The Dented CavalierE1 5a
39The Dumbfounded Dunderhead6b
40Smeg Head4c **
41Bonehead5a *
42Bone Head5a *
44The People's Democratic Republic Of Maesteg6a
45Connect One6a
46South West Guru6b
47Deadly Nightshade6c
48Screaming Lampshades6c+
49Big Ears Takes Flight6c
50The Wake6b
51Bob's Birthday Party6b
52Cujo6c *
53Thinner6c+ *
54The Running Man7a *
55Miss Alto6a+ *
56For The Love Of IvyHVS 5a
57The Regulators7c *
58The De-Regulators7b *
59Beware Of Poachers Direct6c *
60Open Roads6b+
61Squash The Squaddie6b
62Thousand Yard Stare6c+ *
63Pugsley7a *
64Munsterosity7a *
68By Proxy7a
69Out Come The Freaks7a+
70Fings Ain't What They Used To Be7b **
71Kennelgarth7b *
72Siberian Husky7b+
74Eugene's High Point7b+
76Sangreal7b+ **
77Watchmen7b **
78Rose-Line7b+ ***
79Smashed Rat7c ***
80Strider DirectHVS 5a *
81Sangria Finish7b+ **
82Rat On A Hot Tin Roof7b ***
83Basilica7b+ **
84The Dandelion Slab7a *
85The First Step To Enlightenment5a
87Pis En Lit6b
88Illegal Congress6b
89Family Values6a+
90Stray Cats7a *
91Puss Off7a *
92Each Way Nudger6b+
93When Push Comes To Shove7a+
94When Push Comes To Shove (Direct Finish)7a+ *
95Call a Spade a Spade6c
96Totally Radish6b+ *
97Finger PinchE3 5c
98Durbin Two, Watson Nil7c **
99Giant KillerE6 6a **
100The Road To Eldorado5a *
101Mortal Kombat8a+ **
102Gorilliant7a *
103Sport Wars7b+ *
104Spore Wars7b+ **
105Bloody Sport Climbers!8a **
106Bloody Link Ups!8a
107Bloody Spore Climbers!8a *
108Captain Barbarossa8a
109The Black Pearl8a **
110H1N18a *
111Subversive Body Pumping7b+ *
112Dinasty8a **
113Powers That Be7c+ **
114Hayabusa7c+ **
115Berlin7a+ ***
116Berlin Extension7b ***
117Still Life7b+ ***
118Just In Time7c **
119Last of the Big Time link ups!7c+ **
120Outta Time7c+ **
121Chives Of Freedom7c **
122Crock Of Gold7c+ *
123Crock of Shit7c **
124Salem's Lot7b+ **
125The Sharp Cereal Professor7b ***
126Muchas Maracas7c **
127Harlem7b+ ***
128Hawaiian Chance7c *
129SpainE4 6a **
130Groovy Tube DayE1 5b *
131Dr. Van Steiner7b
132Academy Awards6c **
133Dream Academy Right Hand6b+ **
134Dream Academy6b+ *
135El Camino Del Roy6c+ ***
136Danny La Rue7b
137Incidentally X7b+ **
138Tortilla Flats7b *
139Pour Marcel7b *
140Brazilian Blend6c+ **
142Breakout6c **
143Ma's Strict7a+ *
145Rocknrollaf5+ *
146Rocknrolla (SDS)f6C+ **
147Slippy Slabf5+
148Gay and Greyf5+
149Rock Outf4
1501 Inch Punchf6A
151Boba Fet Touched my Wangf6A+
152Simon's Traversef6C+ *
153Simons 'full' Traversef7B+ **
154Green Roomf6B+
155Green Room RighthandV4
156The Prow (Sit Start)f5+
158Achillesf6B+ *
159Byte Sizef5+ *
160Monkey Magicf6C *
161Monkey Boyf6B *
162Banana Boyf7A
163Paper Boyf7A
164Puppy Lovef6A *
165Team Puppy Explosionf6C *
166Dogtownf6C **
167Gentle Jess Crouch Startf6C+ ***
168Gentle Jess Sit Down Startf7A ***
169The Groovef7A+
171The Mongrel Mobf7A+
172Poodle Traversef6A *
173Poodle Traverse (Footless)f6C+ *
174Low Downf7A **
175Great White Starkef6A **
176Starke Attackf6A *
177Made By Magicf7C
178Mr Magicf7C+ ***
179The Magic Catf7B **
180Riding Hannahf7A
181The Honey Potf6C+
182Fat Cat Rooff7C ***
183Fat Cat Directf7C+ *
184Fat Cats Roof + Taylor Madef7C+
185Fat Cat Roof + Fyfe Extensionf7C ***
186Taylor Madef7C *
187Taylor Made Eliminatef7C **
188Taylor Made + Fyfe Extensionf7C ***
189Taylor Made Footlessf8A
190The Blessingf7A
191The Blessing + Fyfe Extensionf7A **
192Shamuf7B+ **
193The Life of Fyfef7B+ ***
194Life Of Fyfe Originalf7C ***
195The Riotf7C+ ***
196The Carpenters Apprenticef8A+
197Salukif7B+ **
198Sultan Of Swingf7B+ **
199Launch Padf6C 6a ***
200Launch Pad (LH)f7A *
201Stonedf7A *
203Chasing the Tailf6B
204Shiny Beastf7A+
206The Wrath of Achillesf7C **
207Lowlifef7C+ ***
208Body Catf7C+
209Checkpoint Charlief7C+ *
210Throbbin's Traversef8A
211Body Wisdomf8A **
212Wife of Fyfef8A+ ***
213Low Wifef8A **
215Goonies Aretef6A
216Green Fingersf5+
218Solution Traversef5
220Pauls Aretef6C+ *
221Gut Lordf5+
222Pauls Problemf6C
223Evolutionf7A+ ***
224Revolutionf6C+ *
225Illiminutionf7A **
226Oh Heavanf4+ *
227Shangri-Laf5+ *
229Dog Nutf6C+ 6b+ **
230Return of the Midgetsf5
231Saturday Shufflef4+
232Roof Warriorf5
233Tiny Handsf5+
234Goodbye Gary Goodtimesf7A *
235Rampant Rabbit Returnf6C+ *
236Awesome Shedf7B+ *
237Awesome Shed Directf7B+ *
238Mega Ten Originalf7C+ ***
239Mega Ten Reclimbedf8A **
240Boy Racerf7C **
241Jet Bluef7C **
242Butch Cassidyf8A ***
243Jed Blackf8A ***
244Berlin Sit Startf6C+ *
245How Soon Is Nowf7B **
246Kim JongV3
247The Sharp Cereal ConfessorV3
249Upperboat Man *f6A ***
250Go with the flow *f6B *
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
What would be the best guide book for this carg and where can I get it? Thanks, Kris.
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