Craig Arthur

Climbs 105 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 390m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
Enormous, steep limestone crag, exposed to the elements, routes to 45 metres; single-, and multi-pitch climbs. Mainly trad, but with some amazing fully bolted routes.

Approach notes
Park carefully, and approach as for World's End and walk a further 50m down the road from the ford to a closed gate and a stile on the left side of the road; this marks the Offa's Dyke Pathway. Follow the paththrough the large pineforest and exit from it. Continue by following the trail alongside a rickety old fence, until after about 10 minutes, the corner of a large pine forestis reached, and the edge of Craig Arthur comes into view on the left on the hillside above. Follow the path up the scree slope to the left end of the crag. Please note that the cliffs are off bounds for long periods over the spring-summer for rare nesting birds.

There is no car by the footpath as mentioned in the Clwyd Rock guide book. The only close carpark is the one mentioned above used for Worlds end.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Clwyd Limestone (2005), (1995), Clwyd Rock (1993)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2Arthur's PillarVS 4c 1
3Kitten's Paws6c+  
4Monkeys ClawsE3 5c  
5Was it StewE4 6b * 
6The Fall and DeclineE3 5c **11
7Le ChacalE3 5c **16
8Front of House7a **1
9A Touch of ClassE2 5c **12
10Back Yard HolidayE4 6a **4
11Swelling Itching BrainE5 6c ** 
12One Continuous PicnicE5 6b *** 
13Three DimensionsE2 5c **8
14Sugar Sweet6c+ 2
15Mon Miel6c 1
16A Bitter Pill6b+ *6
17A Cunning Plan6b+ *7
18The Marsh Flower7a 1
20LegacyE1 5b 2
21StratagemE2 5b **3
22Manikins of HorrorE3 6a ***39
23Swlabr LinkE3 6a  
24Masquerade7b+ **2
25Dance of the Puppets7b **8
26Hand In Glove7a 2
27SwlabrHVS 5b 2
29Rubs and Tugs7c ** 
30EliminatorE4 6b ***2
31Pi8a ** 
32California Highway Patrol7c **1
33TitoE1 5b **10
34About Time7b ***1
35Pour LulubelleE3 6c ** 
36DigitronE2 5c ***100
37Heaven or HellE5 6b ***1
38Beta Beware6c+ * 
39Omegod6c+ * 
40Alpha Track EtchE6 6c **3
41Delta Force6c+ **5
42BadgeE2 5c  
43Keeping SecretsE5 6c ** 
44Walls have Ears7b+ * 
45Scary FairyE3 6a  
46Ten7c ***2
47Jungle WarfareHVS 5a  
48When I was a Viking6b  
51CharlainE2 5b *12
52Now and ThenE2 5b *4
53Charlotte's Web6a+ 7
54Crocodile Shoes6b+ 6
55Dead Man's CreekE5 6a 9
56Punch and JudyE5 6b **6
57Full Mental JacketE5 6c ** 
58Survival of the FastestE5 6a ***21
59Survival of the FattestE5 6b *1
60Protect and SurviveE6 6b *** 
61Revival of the Latest7a+ * 
63Friday the ThirteenthE5 6a 3
64Oblivion7b ***2
65Manic MechanicE6 6b ***1
66Relentless7b+ ***5
67Smokin' GunE6 6c ***1
68Shootin' BlanksE6 6c *** 
69Tres HombresE6 6b *** 
70Mercury Rising7b+ *** 
71Steppin' RazorE5 6b ** 
72Marie AntoinetteE5 6b * 
73The Big PlopE3 6a  
74The HoaxHVS 5a  
76Black and Blue7a+ ** 
77Tranche de Vie6a+ *2
78Voie de BartE4 6b  
79Rubberbandman7b *2
80Thumbs Down6c+ *1
81Under My Thumb6c+ *16
82Let's See Those Fingers6c *4
83All Fingers and Thumbs6c 2
84Thumb Print6a 4
85Cold FingerHVS 5a  
86Chopper SquadE2 5b  
87Accidents Will HappenE1 5c 1
88OctopusVS 4c  
90Scrapyard ThingsE1 5a  
91Double CrossbonesE3 5c 2
92Double Crossbones directE3 5c 2
93Those Stumbling Words7a *6
94Delaware SlideE4 6a 4
95These Foolish Things7a+ ***34
96Gates of the Golden DawnE5 6b **2
97The Deadly TrapE3 5c  
98Sunny Side Up Mix7b ***16
99Black Poppies7b+ **1
100Chilean Moon7b * 
101AcapellaE5 6b 1
102Chills of ApprehensionE4 6a 1
103Jam Spread6b+  
104Lemon KerredE3 6b 1
105Freshly Dug6a 2
106Craig Arthur GirdleE2 5c *** 
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All climbs now updated and arranged in order. A brilliant crag and a highlight of the Eglwyseg Valley.
Luke Owens - 09/Jun/12