Pinnacle Wall

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Morning sun
55 mins
Uphill
Abseil
Windy

The upper wall of Craig y Ysfa is home to some superb and atmospheric mountain-routes. Approach (see map on page 201) - From the col reached on the approach), head leftwards up towards the summit following the main walkers path. The crag can be accessed via abseil (recommended) or down the main gully via a loose hair-raising scramble.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Gettysburg
A good route with some steep sections and varied climbing. Start on the left of the upper ledge.1) 5b, 25m. Climb the...
 
1 Stars
Strong
HVS 5b
2
The Grimmett
A classic steep VS adventure that gives a great outing with acres of exposure.1) 4c, 25m. Follow the prominent corner to a...
 
2 Stars
Strong
VS 4c
3
Excalibur
A worthwhile route with an energising swing around the lower arete providing the meat.1) 5b, 30m. Follow The Grimmett until...
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E2 5b
4
Spiral Scratch
A pleasant outing up the inviting pillar of clean rock that hangs just right of The Grimmett. Although the technical grade is...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E2 5b
5
Pinnaclissima
A fantastic route, the best on the wall. Start below the left-hand end of the quartz pavement where easy rock leads up to a...
 
3 Stars
E2 5c
6
The Haunted
The hardest route here by far. Start just left of Pinnacle Wall.1) 5c, 15m. Climb the wall more or less direct with a...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E5 6a
7
Pinnacle Wall
A classic route that weaves an unlikely line up this fine cliff. Start below the right end of the quartz pavement where an easy...
 
3 Stars
S 4a