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Wynd Cliff

Wye Valley & Forest of Dean

The two south facing crags visible from the A466 provide excellent long single pitch trad climbing usually following strong natural lines, with grades from Sev-E4. Single pitch routes to 40 metres with descent usually by abseil from trees.

Crag information
Climbing Area: South West & Southern Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 75
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1970
Grid Reference: ST527974

Whitebeams (a rare species of tree) grow on the crag and are an important feature of the SSSI. Please do not cut any trees on or around the crag without gaining permision first as this could result in access issues in future. If you want to carry out cleaning which involves trees, please contact the BMC access team first through

Parking and Approach

From Chepstow, take the A466 past the race course and then the village of St Arwans. Park at the Forestry Comission Car Park on the R. Do NOT take the side road on the L sign-posted `Wyndcliffe' - this does not lead to the crag. From the old quarry opposite the car park the crag can be reached by foot in 10 minutes.
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29/5/21. There is a nest of birds in the starting crack of Fibre on the left hand side at Wynd Cliff. Small birds seen flying into the crack with food and tweeting heard. Probably best avoided for the time being 👍🏼