Carreg-y-Barcud

Climbs 70 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude Tidal – Faces S

Crag features

The rock looks like limestone at first but is actually compact sandstone which takes gear (and falls) fine. Many slabby routes up to 100ft, mostly in the low Extremes but also including a number of vertical routes in the VS range. Recommended: Sinecure (E1 5b), Kitten Claws (E3 5c), Beyond The Beyond (E5 6b).

Access notes

Follow the minor road off the A487 to Trelerw. Park abt 300m past the white cottages. Do not block farm gates. Better parking available for approx 10-15 cars in a small grassy carpark West of Trelerw, about 100m South of where the minor road re-joins the A487. Cliff approach generally by abseil to tidal platform.

Guidebooks
Pembroke Vol 1 - North Pembroke (2013), Pembroke (2009), Pembroke MiniGuide (2006)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 GREY FACE  
2BesiegedHVS 5a 2
3Watch with MotherHVS 5b 5
4EthosHVS 5a **348
5The WoodentopsE2 5b *47
6MombasaE1 5b 9
7BananaramaHS 15
8SometimesS 4a 8
9Non PerrierVS 4b 9
10Water boyVS 4c 4
11Shake rattle and fallE2 5c 1
12AmberHS 10
 YELLOW WALL  
14Yellow EdgeHS 4b *111
15Pass the Parkin variationHVS 5b *3
16Pass the Parkin on the Left-hand SideE3 5c *7
17SinecureE1 5b **434
18The HypocriteE3 6a **36
19SmirnoffE3 5c 12
20OctopusE3 5b 1
21The SquidE3 5c *1
22Granny BasherHVS 4c 12
23Gentlemen's CornerVS 4c 43
24Roger The PigeonVS 4c 18
25Agent OrangeVS 4c 54
 MAIN FACE  
27Left EdgeVD *79
28My Back PagesE1 5b *38
29MetamorphosisHS 4b **393
30Chopper SquadE1 5a 5
31Be CarefulE1 5a 25
32Be-bop-a-lulaE1 5a *32
33Be RecklessE2 5b *23
34Be BraveE1 5b *167
35Be Brave Direct FinishE3 5c **3
36BeelineE1 5b **82
37Starling by the SeasideE2 5b **47
38Be CleverE1 5c **145
39The Great ValerioHVS 5a ***164
40Snap Crackle 'n' SplashE4 5c 1
41A Head in the CloudsE4 5c *4
42Kitten ClawsE3 5c ***177
43Commoner's RightsE6 6a *1
44Mean KittenE4 5c *9
45Mean FeatE5 6a ***61
46ThriftE6 6b **4
47Billy SpraggE3 6a **47
48All or NothingE6 6c **1
49Daddy CoolE8 6b **4
50SledgehamerE6 6b **1
51NaddynE5 6a *12
52First CornerVD *117
53First Corner DirectVS 4c *126
54I'm Not Addicted...E6 6a 1
55The Ginger In MeE3 6a *2
56Beyond the BeyondE5 6b **24
57Beyond the AzimuthE1 5b **374
58Double CornerS 4a 108
59Rust Never SleepsE3 5b 4
60StingrayE2 5c **159
61Gilded MomentsE5 6a 4
62Just FitsHVS 4c 33
63Shelf LifeE3 5b 8
64The fermenting TelescopeHVS 5a 47
65Isandlwana *HVS 4c 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
I would hardly say it looks like limestone! Think North Devon and the Culm Coast for a more accurate description.
martin k - 20/Apr/06