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This is a rock climbing guide to the sport and traditional climbing of the area to the north of Llangollen in north east Wales, known as Clwyd by climbers. It covers the sport and traditional climbing in the Eglwyseg Valley and surrounding quarries.
The familiar Rockfax format of full-colour photo topos, high quality route descriptions, with symbols, maps and all the other features that you have come to expect.
160 Pages, 12 Crags, 900+ Routes, Full colour throughout
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This fine area of quality limestone crags and quarries is often overlooked by those travelling to Wales to climb, however the majestic cliffs lining the Eglwyseg Valley, situated to the north of Llangollen, are as good as most other inland limestone crags in Britain. Added to this are some delightful quarries and smaller edges dotted around all set in a lovely landscape and often with a friendlier climate than the mountain crags further west.
The main cliffs vary from the small solid walls of the Dinbren and Pinfold cliffs, through the popular crags of the World's End area and onto to the imposing major venue of Craig Arthur. The majority of the climbing is trad with plenty on offer in the friendlier 'green spot' grades. In recent years there has been a substantial amount of bolting and re-gearing of existing routes which has left a wealth of high quality sport routes. With the growth in sport climbing that has taken place in the UK, the publication of this guidebook should ensure this unique area starts to get the attention it really deserves.