Dinbren Crags

Climbs 199 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces W

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

Access 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.

Clwyd Limestone (2005), www.sportsclimbs.co.uk (1995), Clwyd Rock (1993)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
2Hell HoleM
3Hello AreteHVS 4c
4Hell's Own VariationVD
5Tongue PieHVS 4c
6Hell's ChimneyD
7The Sound and the Fury8b ***
8It's Yours7b+ *
9Punishment of LuxuryE4 6b **
10Elite Syncopations8a ***
11Elite Deviation8a **
12Back in the Black7b+ ***
13Bolt from the BlueE6 6c **
14Line of Fire6c+ *
15Train to Hell7c
16Statement of Ewes7c+ **
17Cured7b+ **
18Stiff and StickyE3 6a
19Sticky Toffee6c+ *
21Ring Piece7b
22Fine Feathered Fink7b+ *
23Gwennan8a *
24The FogE6 6b **
25Misty VisionE6 6b ***
28Extreme Ways7c ***
29Dr. GonzoE3 6a *
31Cubase7b+ *
33The Dinbren Sanction6c
34Cold Turkey6c *
35Old Hari Kiri7a
36Kamikaze Clone6c+
37Jaspers6c+ *
38Cookie KingE4 6b *
40Flowers are for the Dead7c **
41Counting Sheep8a+ **
42Broken Flowers7c+ **
43Broken Dreams7c ***
44Insomnia8b ***
45When Saturday Comes7c **
46I Punched Judy First7b+ ***
47Technicolour Yawn7a+ ***
48Walking with Barrence7b ***
49In Search of Someone Silly7b **
50Traction TraumaE4 6a ***
51Do Walls Have Ears7a+ **
52Climb HighE4 6b ***
53Dreadlocks7a+ **
54AlisonE1 5b **
55Gemma's WorldE2 5b
56Gemma's World DirectE4 6a
57Hot LipsE5 6a *
58Out of Body Experience8a **
59No Kneed8a+ ***
60RhiannonE5 6a *
62Binary Finary8b **
63The Bandits7b+ ***
64The Rivals7c+ *
65El Zapatistas8b ***
66The Orgasmatron7a *
67El Rincon8a ***
68Highway8a **
69El LocoE5 6a **
70Going LocoE6 6b *
71Silent SpiritHVS 5a
72Con-Dem-Nation6c *
73Resist and Exist6b *
74Where's the Presidents Brain6b+ *
75SwansongE2 6a
77YaleHVS 5a *
78MelodyE4 6a **
79Lucky, Be Damned7a *
80So LuckyE4 6a
81Big Mouth Strikes Again7a *
82A Different Kind of HypertensionE3 5c *
83HyperdriveE3 6a **
84Bolt the Blue Sky7b+ *
85Showing Mystery Bruises7a+ *
86Baby Crusher7b *
87Dyperspace7c **
88This Vision Thing7b *
89Fat Boys7a+ **
90The Planet7b+
91Fire7b **
92Ice7b **
93Hot Stuff7a *
94Silly Games7a+
95AmadeusHVS 4c
96Ice on the MotorwayE5 6a
98TuberHVS 5a
99Solar PowerE1 5b
100Battery PowerHS
101Ash CrackHS
102Paper SmileHVS 5a
103The Thin WallE3 6a *
104Magenta SunriseE4 6b *
105Goblin GirlsHVS 5a *
106Laughing GnomeVS 4b
107Yew Tree WallVS 4c
108Rock ThiefVS 5a
109TangramE1 5b
110May DayHS
111Willy Waits for No ManHVS 5a
112Stein LineVS 4c
113Birds CryVS 4b
114Pulling Up The DaisiesE3 6a
115Fanny MagnetE1 5a
116Shepherd's DelightVS 4c
117In the Shadow of Easter IslandVD
118It Needs Crack CoatingVD
119Si's Escape From DinbrenVD
120Gargoyle LoverHVS 4c
121Groovy CrackHVS 5a *
122Groovy DirectHVS 5a *
123Flaky PastryHVS 4c *
124Hujamideen SunshineS
125Mujahideen MoonshineHS 4a
128SPCVS 4c
129Humble HogE1 5c
130Dynah Moe HumE4 6b *
131Out With the NewE3 6b
132The Homecoming7a
133Waiting for Bayley6c+
134Inaugural Goose Flesh6c+
135Just Another Route Name6c *
136Heinous Undercling7a+
137Just Another Undercling6c
138SarcophagusE2 5b
139The VarletHVS 5a
140Backs to the Wall7a+
141Deadly NightshadeE2 5b
142Trailer Trash6b **
143Driller Thriller6b+
145Old ScoresE4 6a *
146Pep TalkHVS 4c
147The Royal ArchE3 6a **
148Blue NineE4 6b *
149Waltz in BlackE4 6b ***
150A World in HarmonyE2 5b ***
151Caught in the CrossfireE4 6a *
152Death on My TongueE3 5c
153ShadowplayE2 5c
154Let it RipVD
155Return of the GodsE3 5c *
157Synapse CollapseE3 5c *
158In the Heat of the DayE4 6b
159The Wasp Factory7b+ *
160Big YouthHVS 5a *
161Thanks to Ellis BrighamE3 6a *
162Lecherous PigE3 6a *
163Summer SolsticeE1 5b
164German for Art HistoriansE1 5b *
165Sugar HiccupE3 5c
166Five O'Clock ShaddowVS 4c
167Arm WormsE4 6a
168Quick Flash7a *
169Loosing GraspE2 5b
170Wonderwall7a **
171Wood TreatmentE3 5c
173Nit NurseE1 5b *
174The PhoenixS 4a
175AstrolaVS 4b *
176The ScuttersE2 5b
177The StukasE4 6a
178Fighting Spirit7a *
179Combat ZoneE3 5c **
180Evil WomanE3 5c *
181Mustang Sally7b
182Ripping Yarns6b
184Filth FazeVS 4c
185Grooved Arete6b+
186Sally in PinkVS 4b *
187Crimson DynamoE2 5c
188Colour GamesE1 5b *
189Raging StormE3 5c **
190HydrogenE3 5c **
191Ellabella6c **
192The Devil's AdvocateE3 5c *
193Tower of BabelVS 5a
194Babel FaceHVS 5a
195AntillaS 4a
196Babbling AreteS 4a
198Babbling TowerVD
199Babble on is BurningE4 6b
200Electra GlideE4 5c
201Dawn of DesireE3 5b
202Shaken Not StirredHS
203ChabrisVS 4c
204BuccinatorE3 5c *
205Cheeky PieE3 5b
206Gentle ViloenceE3 5c
207Violent RatcliffeE4 6a
209HamletHS 4b
210First GracesHS 4b
212Pick Pocket7b **
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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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