/ Diff., V.Diff Climbs in North Wales

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mypyrex - on 19 May 2012
Just for some background info, could somebody give me some names and locations of some of the popular Diff and V. Diff climbs in Snowdonia.

Thanks.
highclimber - on 19 May 2012
In reply to mypyrex: Flying buttress, dinas Cromlech. Idwal slabs, Milestone buttress, Craig yr Ysfa (ampitheatre butress) to name a few
Hannes on 19 May 2012
In reply to mypyrex: Slab climb is a nice multipitch diff on Clogwyn y Tarw, its polished but a nice romp
Ampthill - on 19 May 2012
In reply to mypyrex:

Little Tryfan. If you want a road side attraction
sjminfife - on 19 May 2012
In reply to mypyrex: Outside Edge on Craig yr Ogof, a great mountaineering day out sjm
David Hooper - on 19 May 2012
In reply to mypyrex: get the little rockfax guide - full of low grade classics
birdie num num - on 19 May 2012
In reply to mypyrex:
Sub Cneifion Rib
EarlyBird - on 19 May 2012
In reply to mypyrex:

How about the Indian Face of V.Diffs - Wrinkle on Carreg Wastad.
highclimber - on 20 May 2012
In reply to EarlyBird:
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> How about the Indian Face of V.Diffs - Wrinkle on Carreg Wastad.

That route is a sandbag at VD, the CC guide is more accurate with a S grade!!
pasbury on 21 May 2012
In reply to mypyrex:

Slanting Buttress Ridge Route on Lliwedd - suggested by someone here as a suitable route after a long layoff; done last weekend and highly recommended.
tlm - on 21 May 2012
In reply to mypyrex:

Spiral Stairs, Dinas Chromlech.

Are you after a good old mountain adventure, or a roadside easy access no fear route?
Skyfall - on 21 May 2012
In reply to mypyrex:

The big easy popular accessible and generally in condition classics I can think of without trying too hard are:

Ogwen:

Idwal Slabs - Faith, Hope and Charity
Milestone Buttress - The Direct Route
E face of Tryfan - Grooved Arete, Gashed Crag, First Pinnacle Ridge

Llanberis Pass:

Dinas Cromlech - Flying Butress

Nantille area:

Cwm Silyn - Outside Edge
Trangia - on 21 May 2012
In reply to mypyrex:

Amphitheatre Buttress (VD) for a great mountaineering day out. Not hard but long and suprisingly exposed in a couple of places.

Grooved Arete arguably one of the best V Diffs in the country. Gradually increasing in commitment and exposure.Pre-dawn start or be prepared to queue! Also First and Second Pinnacle Ribs, Horned Crag Route all on Tryfan East Face (Diff to VD). Hope on Idwal Slabs (VD). A real classic, getting a little polished but fine in rock shoes if dry. Also Hope and Charity two further V Diffs on the Slabs. If you are going well, Tennis Shoes is a nice Severe with a sting in the tail!

Spiral Stairs and Flying Buttress are two great V Diffs with great exposure, particularly the former.

Milestone Buttress another classic Diff/V Diff - the final chimney is at the top end of the grade.


Outside Edge at Cwm Sylin, another classic V Diff. Great positions and suprisingly exposed for the grade

Avalanche and Red Wall on Lliwedd are a great V Diff mountain expeditions -testing route finding!

I found Little Tryfan boring with little technical interest as the angle is too benign even for Diffs
OwenM - on 21 May 2012
In reply to Trangia:
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> . Hope on Idwal Slabs (VD). A real classic, getting a little polished but
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> Now that has got to be the understatement of the year.
Trangia - on 21 May 2012
In reply to OwenM:

Polish is all in the mind....:)
Jon Stewart - on 22 May 2012
In reply to mypyrex:

I had a great Diff/VDiff/Loose Sandbag VDiff day yesterday of:

Parson's Nose and the arete (excellent bit of climbing amongst lots of good scrambling)
Cup of 1.95 tea on Snowdon (crux)
Slanting Buttress Ridge (all scrambling until you go off route!)
The down to the Pass for Wrinkle, which is a good route, but is somewhat disconcerting.

Very satisfying.
Skyfall - on 22 May 2012
In reply to Jon Stewart:

I think 'disconcerting' is a good word for Wrinkle. Probably even more so than Crackstone Rib. Good climbs, just a bit strange.

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