The Sheep Pen

Climbs 60 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude ? – Faces NW

Crag features

A real evening suntrap. Brilliant range of problems on excellent sarp, rock (Flapper city). Best problems featuring the photogenic Pinch at V7 , and Dog Shooter at V4. Landings can be quite knarly but ok with a set of pads.

Approach notes

from bethesda up on the A5 to the direction of ogwen, three small laybys are passed whitch are situated underneath a big scree running down to the road.The boulders are situated at the top of this scree at a grassy plateau. Park in the smalles of the three laybys beneath the scree.


Out of print: North Wales Bouldering / Bowldro Gogledd Cymru (2004)

Climbs at this crag

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35NHSV2 3
36NHS DirectV4 **3
37The Heels Have EyesV5 **3
39Pinch Block P1V4 *36
40Pinch Block P1 VariationV5 **4
41Front Crack (Pinch Block P2)V1 **58
42Front Crack (ss)V3 **64
43Weight Watcher (Pinch Block P3)V5 **30
44Front Face (Pinch Block P4)V0+ **71
45Inch Arete (Pinch Block P5)V0+ **41
46Inch Arete (ss)V4 **12
47The Pinch (Pinch Block P6)V7 **107
48Pinch RHV8 **6
49Groovef6A 9
50Naughty but nichef6B  
51Pinch Right Arete V4 *2
53Slap And TickleV3 *2
54Gollumf7A ***1
56The Terrapinf7B 1
58Another Whirlwind Adventuref7C  
63The Diggingest Dogf7A+  
64Bee Coolf6C  
66Weight Restrictions Apply *f6B *1
67Mr moustache *f5 1
68Mousehole Traverse *f6A 1
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