CRAIG ARTHUR


The huge rampart of Craig Arthur looms over the upper end of the long line of white limestone of the Eglwyseg Valley and is byfar the tallest of all the cliffs along the escarpment. Although the numbers of lines at Craig Arthur is fewer than on many of the other crags in the area the qualitiy and length of the routes puts Craig Arthur in a catorgory of national importance. Some of Britain's outstanding limestone routes are found here and a trip from afar is highly recommended for those seeking long and sustained traditional and sport lines.

Routes

56 trad routes (VS...E6)
8 sport routes (6c+...7c)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Le Chacal Area
The first area encountered an the approach is the impressive Le Chacal area that is profiled...
10
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Manikins of Horror Area
The left side of this area provides a few superbly sustained and enjoyable pitches worthy of...
8
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Digitron Area
No buttress description at present
11
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Survival of the Fastest Area
No buttress description at present
8
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Restricted Access
Nemesis Wall
No buttress description at present
7
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Restricted Access
Rubberbandman Area
No buttress description at present
9
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Restricted Access
Sunny Side Area
No buttress description at present
13
Trad and Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Restricted Access
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  • Latest Comments

    For CRAIG ARTHUR

    Delaware Slide
    "Really fun climbing, which deserves more attention. Lower thread is poor, but &q..." 09/Jun

    Dead Manís Creek
    "nice route, good moves. reckon f6c about right." 14/Aug

    The Fall and Decline
    "Top pitch contains dangerous loose blocks andy Stewart" 25/Sep

    Survival of the Fastest
    "There used to be a peg runner that protected the crux and with this in place the..." 26/Aug

    Stratagem
    "A well-worth route. Would give it 2 stars as opposed to the 1 star given in CL. ..." 24/Aug

    Survival of the Fastest
    "Confused by Tyler's comment as I led this on Saturday and E5 6a felt spot on. T..." 24/Aug

    Punch and Judy
    "The loss of a hold has made the crux of this route a bit harder, possibly soft E..." 12/Oct

    Digitron
    "Definitely agree that the finishing move from the jug up to the sapling is harde..." 29/Sep top50

    Back Yard Holiday
    "Ah yes - I have to admit that it was my fat arse which snapped that thread almos..." 26/Jun

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