Climbs 36
Rocktype Slate

Faces S

The Wall Within © mark reeves

Access Advice

The Upper Dinorwig quarries are mainly owned by First Hydro. Access for climbing or any access away from the designated footpaths is not permitted by the landowners, due to liability concerns. However it's rare for climbers to be asked to leave and in general it appears that if climbers keep a low profile, avoid damaging fences, do not interfere with any of the power station buildings or apparatus or any of the historic structures within the quarry that climbing is possible. Access to the whole of the upper quarries have become especially sensitive in recent years and climbers should not gather in large numbers, especially at Dali's Hole area. Bolts have been removed from Dali's Hole by a local climber (late 2010) who was concerned that continued use of this venue by large groups of climbers would jeopardise access to the whole site. There have also been a number of reported altercations between climbers and First Hydro security staff over the years at this venue.

BMC advice remains unchanged - the landowners do not give permission for public access (including for climbing) away from the public paths. Please do not damage fences or signs and if accosted by security staff, please be courteous and report any issues to the BMC.

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Climbs at this crag

15The Porphory Chair6c+ 1
16Geronimo's CadillacHVS 5a 1
 The Lost World 
18North West Face of the DruidE6 6a 1
19The Wall Within
7c 5
20A Small Rust Nail on a Large MantlepieceE5 6a  
21Lost Crack
E5 6b  
22The Lost Boyz
E2 5b 1
 Heaven Walls 
24The Barrel of LaughsE1 5c  
25Dinorwig UnconquerableE3 5c ***20
26The Long and Winding RoadE5 6b **2
27Pain KillerE3 6a *2
28Gay lightweights and Hetero Stumpies
E5 6a  
30Saruman7a **2
31Harold VoidE2 5b * 
32The Beast in Me7b *** 
33The Black GatesE1 5a **2
34Tick's Groove
E6 6b  
35Cutting Back *MVS 4a 1
36Buenos Notches *6a 3
37Fin Fan *6a 3
38Back in the Groove *6b 2
39The Gravity Hill *
6a 2
40Flying Blind *
6a 2
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