Climbs 213
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.

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Guidebooks

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:
www.sportsclimbs.co.uk (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
2 Tuber HVS 5a 3
3 Solar Power E1 5b 1
4 Battery Power HS 4a 6
5 Ash Crack HS 4a 16
6 Paper Smile HVS 5a 8
7 The Thin Wall E3 6a * 5
8 Magenta Sunrise E4 6b * 1
9 Goblin Girls HVS 5a * 25
10 Laughing Gnome VS 4b 19
11 Yew Tree Wall VS 4c 17
12 Rock Thief VS 5a 1
13 Tangram E1 5b 1
14 May Day HS 4b 16
15 Willy Waits for No Man HVS 5a 11
16 Stein Line VS 4c 16
17 Birds Cry VS 4b 1
18 Pulling Up The Daisies E3 6a 1
19 Fanny Magnet E1 5a 2
20 Shepherd's Delight VS 4c 3
21 In the Shadow of Easter Island VD 1
22 It Needs Crack Coating VD 1
23 Si's Escape From Dinbren VD 1
24 Gargoyle Lover HVS 4c 1
25 Groovy Crack HVS 5a * 2
26 Groovy Direct HVS 5a * 1
27 Flaky Pastry HVS 4c * 2
28 Hujamideen Sunshine S 1
29 Mujahideen Moonshine HS 4a 1
  Back in Black Area
31 Hell Hole M * 26
32 Hello Arete HVS 4c  
33 Hell's Own Variation VD 5
34 Tongue Pie HVS 4c  
35 Hell's Chimney D 19
36 The Sound and the Fury 8b **  
37 It's Yours 7b+  
38 Punishment of Luxury E4 6b * 1
39 Elite Syncopations 8a *** 55
40 Elite Deviation 8a **  
41 Back in Black 7b+ *** 17
42 Bolt from the Blue E6 6c ** 2
43 Line of Fire 6c+ * 22
44 Train to Hell 7c+ ** 4
45 Statement of Ewes 7c+ ** 1
46 Cured 7b+ * 9
47 Stiff and Sticky E3 6a 1
48 Sticky Toffee 6c+ * 16
  Fog Walls
50 Ring Piece 7b+ 2
51 Fine Feathered Fink 7b+ ** 12
52 Gwennan 8a+ * 11
53 The Fog E6 6b * 2
54 Misty Vision E6 6b **  
55 PROJECT
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56 PROJECT
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57 Leftism 8b+ *** 1
58 Extreme Ways 7c *** 45
59 Dr. Gonzo E3 6a 1
  Cold Turkey Area
61 Cubase 7c * 4
62 Lullaby 7a+ 14
63 The Dinbren Sanction 6b+ * 53
64 Cold Turkey 6c * 120
65 Old Hari Kiri 7a * 25
66 Kamikaze Clone 6c+ * 6
67 Jaspers 6c+ * 20
68 Cookie King 7a+ * 5
  Climb High Area
70 Flowers are for the Dead 7c ** 52
71 Counting Sheep 8a+ ** 3
72 Broken Flowers 7c+ **  
73 Broken Dreams 7c *** 8
74 Insomnia 8b *** 5
75 When Saturday Comes 7c ** 43
76 I Punched Judy First 7b+ *** 106
77 Technicolour Yawn 7a+ *** 224
78 Walking with Barrence 7b *** 141
79 In Search of Someone Silly 7a+ ** 33
80 Traction Trauma 6c+ *** 145
81 Do Walls Have Ears 7a+ * 37
82 Climb High 7a *** 146
83 Climb High Direct E5 6b ** 1
84 Dreadlocks 7a+ ** 30
85 Alison E1 5b ** 149
86 Gemma's World E2 5b 5
87 Gemma's World Direct 6c ** 32
88 Hot Lips 7a ** 2
89 Out of Body Experience 7c+ ** 14
90 No Kneed 8a+ *** 3
91 Rhiannon E5 6a *  
  The Bandits Area
93 Binary Finary 8b **  
94 The Bandits 7b+ *** 85
95 The Rivals 7c+ ** 15
96 El Zapatistas 8b ***  
97 The Orgasmatron (Aid) 7a * 39
98 The Orgasmatron 8a+ **  
99 El Gasmatron 7c+ ** 2
100 El Rincon 8a *** 22
101 Highway 8a *** 23
102 El Loco E5 6a ** 3
103 Going Loco E6 6b *  
104 Silent Spirit HVS 5a 14
105 Con-Dem-Nation 6c+ 78
106 Resist and Exist 6b * 313
107 Where's the Presidents Brain 6b+ * 176
108 Swansong E2 6a 6
  Ice Walls
110 Yale HVS 5a * 53
111 Melody 6c ** 18
112 Lucky, Be Damned 6c+ * 39
113 So Lucky E3 6a 2
114 Big Mouth Strikes Again 7a * 35
115 A Different Kind of Hypertension E3 5c * 20
116 Hyperdrive E3 6a ** 24
117 Bolt the Blue Sky 7b 10
118 Showing Mystery Bruises 7a+ 2
119 Baby Crusher 7b * 28
120 Dyperspace 7c ** 34
121 This Vision Thing 7b * 8
122 Fat Boys 7a+ ** 83
123 The Planet 7b+ * 10
124 Fire 7a+ ** 107
125 Ice 7b *** 88
126 Blinking Lights 7c * 2
127 Hot Stuff 7a * 152
128 Silly Games 7a+ 16
129 The Solar System 6c+ * 13
130 Amadeus HVS 4c 5
131 Ice on the Motorway E5 6a  
  Dynah Walls
133 Soap VD 12
134 SPC VS 4c 18
135 Humble Hog E1 5c 2
136 Ripped Apart By Badgers 6c 14
137 Dynah Moe Hum E4 6b *  
138 Out With the New E3 6b  
139 The Homecoming 7a 7
140 Waiting for Bayley 6c+ 20
141 Inaugural Goose Flesh 6c+ * 48
142 Just Another Route Name 6c * 107
143 Heinous Undercling 7a+ * 10
144 Just Another Undercling 6c * 6
145 Sarcophagus E2 5b 1
146 The Varlet HVS 5a 5
147 Backs to the Wall 7a 11
148 Deadly Nightshade E2 5b  
149 Trailer Trash 6b * 92
150 Driller Thriller 6b+ 71
  Harmony Walls
152 Old Scores E4 6a * 1
153 Pep Talk HVS 4c 14
154 The Royal Arch E3 6a *** 33
155 Blue Nine E5 6b * 1
156 Waltz in Black E4 6a *** 5
157 A World in Harmony E2 5b *** 125
158 Caught in the Crossfire E4 6a * 2
159 Death on My Tongue E3 5c 2
160 Shadowplay E2 5c * 4
161 Let it Rip VD 22
162 Return of the Gods E2 5b * 9
  Descent Area
164 Synapse Collapse E3 5c * 3
165 In the Heat of the Day E4 6b  
166 The Wasp Factory 7b+ * 7
167 Big Youth HVS 5a * 54
168 Thanks to Ellis Brigham E3 5c * 2
169 Lecherous Pig E3 6a * 1
170 Summer Solstice E1 5b 7
171 German for Art Historians E1 5b * 26
172 Sugar Hiccup E3 5c 2
173 Five O'Clock Shadow HVS 4c 43
174 Arm Worms E4 6a  
175 Quick Flash 7a * 34
176 Loosing Grasp E2 5b  
177 Wonderwall 7a * 7
178 Wood Treatment E3 5c 1
  Combat Zone Area
180 Nit Nurse E1 5b * 30
181 The Phoenix S 4a 23
182 Astrola VS 4b * 52
183 The Scutters E1 5b 4
184 The Stukas E4 6a  
185 Fighting Spirit 7a * 17
186 Combat Zone E3 5c ** 46
187 Evil Woman E3 5c * 1
188 Mustang Sally 7b 3
189 Ripping Yarns 6b 7
  Hydrogen Area
191 Filth Faze VS 4c 8
192 Grooved Arete 6b 12
193 Sally in Pink VS 4b ** 94
194 Captain Scarlet 6b+ * 11
195 Crimson Dynamo E2 5c 7
196 Colour Games E1 5b * 72
197 Red Storm Rising E5 6b **  
198 Raging Storm E3 5c ** 30
199 Hydrogen E3 5c * 14
200 Ellabella 6c * 9
201 The Devil's Advocate E3 5c * 4
202 Tower of Babel VS 5a 33
203 Babel Face HVS 5a 9
204 Antilla S 4a 15
205 Babbling Arete S 4a * 37
  Buccinator Area
207 Babbling Tower VD 25
208 Babble on is Burning E4 6b  
209 Electra Glide E4 5c  
210 Dawn of Desire E3 5b 4
211 Shaken Not Stirred HS 4a 63
212 Chabris VS 4c 22
213 Buccinator E3 5c * 17
214 Cheeky Pie E3 5b 1
215 Gentle Viloence E3 5c 1
216 Violent Ratcliffe E4 6a 2
217 Castella VD 27
218 Hamlet HS 4b 16
219 First Graces HS 4b 17
  Right Wing - Lower Tier
221 Subtopia E1 5b  
222 Ice Run E1 5b 2
223 Stagnation HS 4b  
224 White Lightening E1 5c  
225 Fingers HVS 4c  
226 Thumbs HVS 5b 1
227 Pick Pocket 7b * 2

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