Spiral Stairs

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Lots of sun!
20 mins
Uphill
Windy

The easier end of the Cromlech has plenty of good VS routes and a classic and popular VDiff. Approach (see map on page 101) - From the boulders, head up and left following a stream bed, until you can cut back right to the crag on a well defined path arriving at the left-hand side. For routes not around Cenotaph Corner (where abseil stations are in place), scramble up to and over the top of the crag and follow a gully on the right down past Flying Buttress. Guidebook page 108.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Noah's Warning
A superb route that is high in the grade. Start on the left where a crack splits a flat wall.1) 4c, 40m. Follow the...
 
3 Stars
VS 5a
2
Dives/Better Things
A top-class route with a thrilling finale. Start below the left-hand end of a diagonal roof at 18m, below a steep crack.1)...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Strong
VS 4b
3
Sabre Cut
Another Pass classic. The top pitch requires a certain love of wide cracks. Start at a corner by a small tree, 4m right of...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Graunchy
VS 4c
4
Foil
One of the great Cromlech extremes. 1) 20m. As for Spiral Stairs.2) 6a, 35m. The striking thin crack to the right of...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E3 6a
5
Spiral Stairs
A wonderful adventure spiralling across some impressive terrain with tremendous exposure on P1. Not a good route for complete...
 
3 Stars
VD
6
Memory Lane
An excellent and airy route up the left arete of Cenotaph Corner. Start as for Spiral Stairs below the arete. Climb up to a...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E3 5c
  • Latest Comments

    For DINAS CROMLECH

    Dives/Better Things
    "Changed from HS 4b *** to VS 4b ***, no votes" 10/Oct

    Right Wall
    "Brilliant route! Pumpy and full on but oh what a feeling when you reach that led..." 06/Jun top50

    Flying Buttress
    "P3 description is inadequate, if you climb straight up the shallow groove on the..." 12/Apr top50

    Left Wall
    "A real treat of a route, position, exposure, good climbing for the most part and..." 15/Dec top50

    Resurrection
    "An amazing route despite not actually getting the on-sight. Fingers pealed off t..." 05/Jul top50

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