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Craig-y-Forwen (World's End)

Clwyd, WALES

Climbs 138 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces SW

Crag features
Quality, quick-drying limestone. Good selection of routes, single pitch to 25 metres. Tendency to polish on the easier routes. Mainly natural protection with a sprinkling of bolts, but not enogh to make 'sport-climbs'.

Access notes
Follow the A5 to the town of Llangollen. In the town there is a bridge spanning the river Dee. Cross this, and at the T-jct, turn right (East) onto the A539 and then almost immediately, turn left into a small, steep side road. Follow this twisting road, and the crags will soon come into view, until, afetr about four miles you reach a ford. Cross the stream and drive for about 450m further up the hill until you come to a car park on the left hand side. Park here and walk back to the ford to a footpath that follows the stream uphill. Looking up at the left-hand side of the valley, World's End Escarpment can be seen.

Please do not park anywhere than the proper car-park, as this could jeopardize the current access agreement with the landowner who currently has no objections to climbers using his crag.

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Guidebooks
Clwyd Limestone (2005), www.sportsclimbs.co.uk (1995), Clwyd Rock (1993),
Out of print: Clwyd Limestone (1983)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Cathcart's Got a Brand New BrodrieE1 5b 10
2Finer FeelingsHVS 5a **75
3Warp CommanderE1 5b *26
4The TrickHVS 5a *16
5Vertical GamesE3 6a *4
6ChanceE2 5b 5
7Ash BoleS 4a 13
8QuillVS 4c 55
9StingHS 4a *84
10Jennifer CrackHS 4a **59
11World's EdgeE4 6a **10
12Someone Like YouE5 6b * 
13Soul on IceE4 5c *1
14Les ElephantsVS 4c 9
15Telegram SamE4 6a * 
16Tearg WallE2 5c ***76
17Wasters MallE4 6b **1
18Heart of DarknessE3 5c **7
19Half and HalfS 4a 33
20Sleeping BeautyE3 6a  
21XuxuE2 5b 2
22SlitherVS 4c *24
23Ivy CrackS 4a *55
24WitherD 20
25Christmas SpiritE1 5b 19
26Flash HarryE5 6b *1
27Flash DanceE4 6b **8
28Jumping Jack FlashE4 5c  
29Craznitch CrackHS 4a 35
30Close to the EdgeE1 5b **29
31IntensityHVS 5a **37
32Gone BadE1 5b 2
33Going BadE2 5b 2
34Yew and MeE3 5c 1
35Cigars of the Pharaohs7b *7
36Shooting StarE4 6b ***10
37The Final Solution8a **9
38Sisters of the MoonE5 6a  
39Brigadier GerardE5 6a *2
40Tripe and LandahE1 5b 8
41Fossil FinishVS 4c 8
42Ego BeaverE2 6b *6
43Titanium ManE3 6a **11
44CrystalE1 5b **22
45Dr. TechnicalE4 6b *1
46Nurse NurseE5 6b 2
47Read My LipsE5 6c  
48Clartum CornerHS 3
49Margarine AreteHVS 5a 12
50WhimHVS 5a **128
51WindhoverE2 5c **37
52Ivy GrooveVS 4b 31
53Butter AreteE3 5b **39
54Suicide CrackE3 6a ***30
55J.T.PHVS 5a 59
56Open BookS 4a **221
57SlapalongVS 4c 32
58Hells AreteE4 6a 1
59Fall OutE1 5b ***88
60Into The FireE5 6a * 
61A' ChevalVD 33
62Copper PinnacleHS 7
63SquirmD 41
64Rough CutHVS 5a 14
65Crystal ShipE3 5c *4
66Dope on a RopeE6 6a *2
67Dead Fingers TalkE3 6a *5
68IneleganceVD **199
 Climb nameGradex
69InspirationHS 4b *169
70IncompetenceHVD **196
71InsecureHVS 5a *119
72AshgroveVD 32
73Crackstone RibE1 5a 11
74Ashgrove PrelimsVS 4c *121
75Black AshHVS 5b 36
76Black PathE2 5b 5
77Flakeless GrooveHS 4b 37
78Gardeners Question TimeS 4a 69
79Scarface GrooveD 76
80White CrackVD 164
81Rich's RobberyS 4a 57
82White GrooveS 4a 96
83Twisting CornerHS 4a *106
84Bootlace ThreadE5 6a *2
85CornucopiaHVS 5a *14
86Shabby SlabE1 5a *23
87As Yew Like ItS 4a *161
88Hornbeam WallVS 4b 29
89HornwallE1 5b 31
90HornyE2 5c *4
91HornblowerE2 5c *14
92Harvey Wall BangerE2 5c *7
93HornbeamE3 6a *4
94Coltsfoot CornerHS 4b *205
95Left EdgeHS 4a *149
96Straight EdgeHS 4b *116
97Right EdgeVS 4b *107
98Coltsfoot CrackHVS 5a *113
99ShelfwayS 4a 186
100End FlakeHVD 201
101Recession BluesVS 4c *79
102RumbleD 6
103Layback With MeHS 12
104HandjamS 4a 7
105Cake WalkVD 13
106DesistVS 4b 4
107Mr FlayVS 4a 5
108MarjounHVS 5a 3
109Diamond SolitaireE2 5b  
110DiamondVS 5a 2
111PrelE3 6a  
112GrassHVD 1
113SunspotsHVS 5a 1
114PisaS 2
115HypertensionE3 5b  
116Holly Tree WallS 8
117CatoS 8
118Carter U.C.ME2 5c  
119The CauseHVS 5a 5
120Plasuchaf CrackS 4a *14
121Muscle BoundE2 5b 4
122SpetsnazE2 5c 5
123Icicle Of DeathE3 5c  
124Caveman WallE2 5b  
125PleurnumS 4a *20
126BrinkmanE2 5a 1
127KinkyE2 5c  
128La Di DaE2 5b  
129Black OutVS 4c 10
130Black DogVS 4c 4
131GanjahS 4a 14
132Brown CracksS 10
133Picture AreteVS 4c 8
134NoseVD 9
135Ouja ChimneyD 15
136Under Exposed *VS 4c **1
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There's amply parking at the top of the hill beyond the old car park - it's only an extra 75m of walking! Come on folks, don't block the road, walk just that little bit further!
GrahamUney - 14/Jun/14

Been on the inelegance area today. Lovely half day of climbing - great crag. BE WARNED: there is a significant amount of loose rock at the top of inelegance (shared with incompetance). A large block on one if pinnacles detached whilst I was standing on it - fortunately we were climbing inelegance (not incompetance) or it would have hit the belayer. Higher up virtually every block/obvious hold was moving alarmingly. Be careful.
Gob_Stopper - 08/Mar/14

The car park now appears to be closed and people are parking in the limited lay-bys along the lane. The BMC RAD confirms this.
matthewpwilson - 04/Aug/13

Many of the easier lines follow very strong cracklines - quite different from the peak limestone I've climbed on. I did an awful lot of hand and fist jamming. A little short and a tad polished but lovely views.
TobyA - 16/Jul/07

Please note that the car park is only open 8am to 8pm. You cannot see the notice at this time of year as it is obscured by vegetation.
snowcat - 15/Aug/06

Climbers are still parking in the lay-byes at the bottom of the Hill, please read the access notes.
andy wilcox - 26/Apr/06

nearly fell off
Catherine - 20/Mar/06

love it its not far away only the easy stuff is polished and the trees at the top make bringing up a second a doddle
ashaw - 26/Jan/06

Not as nice as it looks. From the guide photos and even from the road, it looked great, but closer up the rock is as obtuse and awkward to climb on as standard Peak limestone. The situation is still very good, though.
Fiend - 19/Oct/05

Crystal E1 5b. Is that really the grade? Each piece of pro in needed and placed in a sustained position. Who else has done it? What did the think to the grade?
Ian Henderson - 26/Sep/05