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.

Access 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
3Kitten's Paws6c+
4Monkeys ClawsE3 5c
5Was it Stew6c+ *
6The Fall and DeclineE3 5c **
7Le ChacalE3 5c **
8Front of House6c+ *
9A Touch of ClassE2 5c **
10Back Yard Holiday6c+ **
11Swelling Itching Brain7b+ **
12One Continuous Picnic7b ***
13Three DimensionsE2 5c **
14Sugar Sweet6c+
15Mon Miel6c
16A Bitter Pill6b+ *
17A Cunning Plan6b+ *
18The Marsh Flower7a
20LegacyE1 5b
21StratagemE2 5b **
22Manikins of HorrorE3 6a ***
23Swlabr LinkE3 6a
24Masquerade7b+ **
25Dance of the Puppets7b **
26Hand In Glove7a
27SwlabrHVS 5b
29Rubs and Tugs7c **
30EliminatorE4 6b ***
31Pi8a **
32California Highway Patrol7c **
33TitoE1 5b **
34About Time7b ***
35Pour LulubelleE3 6c **
36DigitronE2 5c ***
37Heaven or HellE5 6b ***
38Beta Beware6c+ *
39Omegod6c+ *
40Alpha Track Etch7b **
41Delta Force6c+ **
42BadgeE2 5c
43Keeping SecretsE5 6c **
44Walls have Ears7b+ *
45Scary FairyE3 6a
46Ten7c ***
47Jungle WarfareHVS 5a
48When I was a Viking6b
51CharlainE2 5b *
52Now and ThenE2 5b *
53Charlotte's Web6a+
54Crocodile Shoes6b+
55Dead Man's Creek6c **
56Punch and JudyE5 6b **
57Full Mental JacketE5 6c **
58Survival of the FastestE5 6a ***
59Survival of the FattestE5 6b *
60Protect and SurviveE6 6b ***
61Revival of the Latest7a+ *
63Friday the ThirteenthE5 6a
64Oblivion7b ***
65Manic MechanicE6 6b ***
66Relentless7b+ ***
67Smokin' GunE6 6c ***
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+ *
78Voie de BartE4 6b
79Rubberbandman7b *
80Thumbs Down6c+ *
81Under My Thumb6c+ *
82Let's See Those Fingers6c *
83All Fingers and Thumbs6c
84Thumb Print6a
85Cold FingerHVS 5a
86Chopper SquadE2 5b
87Accidents Will HappenE1 5c
88OctopusVS 4c
90Scrapyard ThingsE1 5a
91Double CrossbonesE3 5c
92Double Crossbones directE3 5c
93Those Stumbling Words7a *
94Delaware SlideE4 6a
95These Foolish Things7a+ ***
96Gates of the Golden DawnE5 6b **
97The Deadly TrapE3 5c
98Sunny Side Up Mix7b ***
99Black Poppies7b+ **
100Chilean Moon7b *
101Acapella7a+ *
102Chills of ApprehensionE4 6a *
103Jam Spread6b+
104Lemon Kerred6c+
105Freshly Dug6a
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.
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