Climbs 211
Rocktype Limestone

Faces W

Flying high! © Adam Booth

Crag features

Generally good to excellent rock, and the climbs include some of the best (and hardest) in the area.

Approach notes

From the westbound A5 in Llangollen, turn right at the main traffic lights and cross the River Dee bridge toa T-jct. Turn right, and then immediately left to follow the road over the canal and turn left onto Dinbren Road. After another 1km Dinbren Crags come into view ahead. Turn right at the next T-jct, signposted 'Panorama', and carry on for about 100m, passing a cattle grid, to a possible parking on the left. Parking is possible for a couple of cars below the crag at a passing place and at a nearby grassy patch, but please be considerate. The approach path leads up from the bottom of the shallow valley through a cluster of trees.

Access Advice

Ravens occasionally nest above the route Silent Spirit. If the birds are present then please avoid this route and avoid hanging around beneath this part of the crag any longer than is neccessary. The birds should have fledged by April 30th.


Clwyd Limestone

This Clwyd Limestone Rockfax covers virtually all of the sport and trad climbing available in and around the Clwydian hills as well as the very best trad and sport climbs at the outlying Pandy Outcrop, Llanymynech Quarry and Pontesford Rocks.
More info
More Guidebooks: (1995)
Clwyd Rock (1993)

Out of print:
Having not done much British Sport my first impression of the crag was somewhat negative, but as I become accustomed to the style of climbing my enjoyment grows each visit. Quality climbing with intricate and almost infinite solutions. This crag has defiantly sparked my need to clip more bolts in the UK.
mux - 02/Jun/10
Look at the stars on the routes I think a bit of care needs to be taken not to oversell the area. Lots of routes deserve 1 or 2 stars but only the best warrent 3 stars (Climb High for example). In my opinion the quality of Clwyd sport climbing is closer to the peak district (say cheedale) than the best areas of Malham and Kilnsey. This isn't meant to be negative - I've really enjoyed the routes at Dinbren, the climbing is good and the setting and outlook excellent.
Ian Patterson - 15/Mar/05
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Lower Left Wing 
2TuberHVS 5a 3
3Solar PowerE1 5b 1
4Battery PowerHS 4a 3
5Ash CrackHS 4a 10
6Paper SmileHVS 5a 5
7The Thin WallE3 6a *5
8Magenta SunriseE4 6b *1
9Goblin GirlsHVS 5a *17
10Laughing GnomeVS 4b 15
11Yew Tree WallVS 4c 15
12Rock ThiefVS 5a  
13TangramE1 5b 1
14May DayHS 4b 11
15Willy Waits for No ManHVS 5a 10
16Stein LineVS 4c 13
17Birds CryVS 4b  
18Pulling Up The DaisiesE3 6a 1
19Fanny MagnetE1 5a 2
20Shepherd's DelightVS 4c 2
21In the Shadow of Easter IslandVD 1
22It Needs Crack CoatingVD 1
23Si's Escape From DinbrenVD 1
24Gargoyle LoverHVS 4c 1
25Groovy CrackHVS 5a *1
26Groovy DirectHVS 5a *1
27Flaky PastryHVS 4c *1
28Hujamideen SunshineS 1
29Mujahideen MoonshineHS 4a 1
 Back in Black Area 
31Hell HoleM *23
32Hello AreteHVS 4c  
33Hell's Own VariationVD 5
34Tongue PieHVS 4c  
35Hell's ChimneyD 19
36The Sound and the Fury8b ** 
37It's Yours7b+  
38Punishment of LuxuryE4 6b *1
39Elite Syncopations8a ***37
40Elite Deviation8a ** 
41Back in Black7b+ ***14
42Bolt from the BlueE6 6c **2
43Line of Fire6c+ *18
44Train to Hell7c+ **4
45Statement of Ewes7c+ **1
46Cured7b+ *8
47Stiff and StickyE3 6a  
48Sticky Toffee6c+ *14
 Fog Walls 
50Ring Piece7b+ 2
51Fine Feathered Fink7b+ **11
52Gwennan8a+ *11
53The FogE6 6b *2
54Misty VisionE6 6b ** 
57Leftism8b+ ***1
58Extreme Ways7c ***25
59Dr. GonzoE3 6a 1
 Cold Turkey Area 
61Cubase7c *3
62Lullaby7a+ 13
63The Dinbren Sanction6b+ *31
64Cold Turkey6c *94
65Old Hari Kiri7a *11
66Kamikaze Clone6c+ *2
67Jaspers6c+ *14
68Cookie King7a+ *1
 Climb High Area 
70Flowers are for the Dead7c **40
71Counting Sheep8a+ **3
72Broken Flowers7c+ ** 
73Broken Dreams7c ***8
74Insomnia8b ***4
75When Saturday Comes7c **39
76I Punched Judy First7b+ ***85
77Technicolour Yawn7a+ ***166
78Walking with Barrence7b ***94
79In Search of Someone Silly7a+ **21
80Traction Trauma6c+ ***82
81Do Walls Have Ears7a+ *30
82Climb High7a ***84
83Climb High DirectE5 6b ** 
84Dreadlocks7a+ **23
85AlisonE1 5b **114
86Gemma's WorldE2 5b 4
87Gemma's World Direct6c **5
88Hot Lips7a **1
89Out of Body Experience7c+ **14
90No Kneed8a+ ***3
91RhiannonE5 6a * 
 The Bandits Area 
93Binary Finary8b ** 
94The Bandits7b+ ***70
95The Rivals7c+ **12
96El Zapatistas8b *** 
97The Orgasmatron8a+ **26
98El Rincon8a ***20
99Highway8a ***19
100El LocoE5 6a **3
101Going LocoE6 6b * 
102Silent SpiritHVS 5a 11
103Con-Dem-Nation6c+ 55
104Resist and Exist6b *237
105Where's the Presidents Brain6b+ *131
106SwansongE2 6a 6
 Ice Walls 
108YaleHVS 5a *46
109Melody6c **10
110Lucky, Be Damned6c+ *19
111So LuckyE3 6a 2
112Big Mouth Strikes Again7a *24
113A Different Kind of HypertensionE3 5c *17
114HyperdriveE3 6a **21
115Bolt the Blue Sky7b 9
116Showing Mystery Bruises7a+ 2
117Baby Crusher7b *24
118Dyperspace7c **28
119This Vision Thing7b *5
120Fat Boys7a+ **73
121The Planet7b+ *6
122Fire7a+ **83
123Ice7b ***65
124Blinking Lights7c *2
125Hot Stuff7a *124
126Silly Games7a+ 14
127The Solar System6c+ *5
128AmadeusHVS 4c 4
129Ice on the MotorwayE5 6a  
 Dynah Walls 
131SoapVD 14
132SPCVS 4c 15
133Humble HogE1 5c 1
134Ripped Apart By Badgers6c 4
135Dynah Moe HumE4 6b * 
136Out With the NewE3 6b  
137The Homecoming7a 2
138Waiting for Bayley6c+ 17
139Inaugural Goose Flesh6c+ *46
140Just Another Route Name6c *100
141Heinous Undercling7a+ *7
142Just Another Undercling6c *5
143SarcophagusE2 5b 1
144The VarletHVS 5a 4
145Backs to the Wall7a 10
146Deadly NightshadeE2 5b  
147Trailer Trash6b *61
148Driller Thriller6b+ 58
 Harmony Walls 
150Old ScoresE4 6a *1
151Pep TalkHVS 4c 10
152The Royal ArchE3 6a ***29
153Blue NineE5 6b *1
154Waltz in BlackE4 6a ***5
155A World in HarmonyE2 5b ***97
156Caught in the CrossfireE4 6a *2
157Death on My TongueE3 5c 2
158ShadowplayE2 5c *4
159Let it RipVD 17
160Return of the GodsE2 5b *9
 Descent Area 
162Synapse CollapseE3 5c *3
163In the Heat of the DayE4 6b  
164The Wasp Factory7b+ *6
165Big YouthHVS 5a *45
166Thanks to Ellis BrighamE3 5c *2
167Lecherous PigE3 6a *1
168Summer SolsticeE1 5b 4
169German for Art HistoriansE1 5b *15
170Sugar HiccupE3 5c 2
171Five O'Clock ShadowHVS 4c 32
172Arm WormsE4 6a  
173Quick Flash7a *30
174Loosing GraspE2 5b  
175Wonderwall7a *7
176Wood TreatmentE3 5c 1
 Combat Zone Area 
178Nit NurseE1 5b *25
179The PhoenixS 4a 17
180AstrolaVS 4b *40
181The ScuttersE1 5b 3
182The StukasE4 6a  
183Fighting Spirit7a *13
184Combat ZoneE3 5c **44
185Evil WomanE3 5c *1
186Mustang Sally7b 3
187Ripping Yarns6b 4
 Hydrogen Area 
189Filth FazeVS 4c 6
190Grooved Arete6b 8
191Sally in PinkVS 4b **78
192Captain Scarlet6b+ *2
193Crimson DynamoE2 5c 6
194Colour GamesE1 5b *59
195Red Storm RisingE5 6b ** 
196Raging StormE3 5c **25
197HydrogenE3 5c *12
198Ellabella6c *5
199The Devil's AdvocateE3 5c *3
200Tower of BabelVS 5a 25
201Babel FaceHVS 5a 5
202AntillaS 4a 8
203Babbling AreteS 4a *27
 Buccinator Area 
205Babbling TowerVD 18
206Babble on is BurningE4 6b  
207Electra GlideE4 5c  
208Dawn of DesireE3 5b 3
209Shaken Not StirredHS 4a 52
210ChabrisVS 4c 19
211BuccinatorE3 5c *14
212Cheeky PieE3 5b  
213Gentle ViloenceE3 5c  
214Violent RatcliffeE4 6a 2
215CastellaVD 19
216HamletHS 4b 13
217First GracesHS 4b 12
 Right Wing - Lower Tier 
219SubtopiaE1 5b  
220Ice RunE1 5b  
221StagnationHS 4b  
222White LighteningE1 5c  
223FingersHVS 4c  
224ThumbsHVS 5b  
225Pick Pocket7b *1

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