/ Single Pitch Climbing in Snowdonia

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Comby86 on 17 Apr 2012 - uk-gw1.informa.com
Hi all,

I am heading to Snowdonia in a couple of weekends time with 5 friends to do a weekend of walking and climbing. I have been to Snowdon a number of times now and done numerous walks and climbed a few of the multipitch areas, however, my friends have only been climbing indoors a couple of times, so top roping around grade 4 on sport. I am therefore looking to find out if anyone knows any good single pitch places to take novices in Snowdonia to do an afternoon of climbing.

The only place I have really found so far is Tryfan Fach, setting up a belay around 20 meters and top roping from that, do you think this could be an option?

If any background helps I have good experience trad climbing and am confident leading to at least VS and setting up belays.

All advice welcome. Thanks!

dsh - on 17 Apr 2012
In reply to Comby86:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=12173

Very easy to set up topropes there and some nice little routes
Ampthill - on 24 Apr 2012
There is a small section of Tremadog above the village that is excellent and single pitch

THere are also some small crapgs above Bets y coed. Both are in the rock fax guide
Ian McNeill - on 24 Apr 2012
highclimber - on 24 Apr 2012
In reply to Comby86: Tremadog upper tier is good for beginners - there are some stakes at the top too for quick belays. the walk up is a nice warm up too!
Darron - on 24 Apr 2012
In reply to Comby86:

Castle Inn (a sport crag near Colwyn Bay)if it's near enough for you. Search find a crag on here
Joss - on 24 Apr 2012
In reply to dsh:
> (In reply to Comby86)
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> http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=12173
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> Very easy to set up topropes there and some nice little routes


Second that, right in the middle of Ogwen, near Tryfan so great scenery and nice routes too.
The Ex-Engineer - on 24 Apr 2012
In reply to Comby86: There aren't many good top-roping venues in Snowdonia. Some of the better ones for a 1/2 day have already been mentioned.

Clogwyn Cyrau is also a potential option http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=872 especially if you are staying near Betws, but it has a longer walk-in (and potential to get lost in the forest).

It is also worth considering the slate quarries - there are now a good number of really easy routes around, although it is worth bearing in mind that the rock quality (and climbing quality) is fairly variable in the lowest grades. Australia http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=10 is the obvious quarry with a 3, a few 4s and a good number of 5s but it is worth checking the UKC database or the slate wiki http://slate.wetpaint.com/ for some of the others as well.
Comby86 on 25 Apr 2012 - uk-gw1.informa.com
In reply to Comby86:
Thank you very much for these recommendations. I think I will try and get some climbing done at Craig Caseg as will be in this area anyway after the morning on Tryffan.

Off this weekend, so obviously its all very weather permitting...where did the summer weather go??

Thanks!
Luke Brooks - on 25 Apr 2012
In reply to Comby86: Single pitch venues suitable for top roping in Snowdonia/North Wales:

Clogwyn Cyrau
Craig y Tonnau
Upper Tier, Tremadog
Holyhead Mountain
Fachwen
Carreg y Foel Gron
Craig Caseg Ffraith Isaf
Pont y Gromlech slabs
Castle Inn Quarry

These I have taken groups to in the past. I'm sure there are many more.
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alan_davies - on 25 Apr 2012
In reply to Comby86: http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=8790
haven't been but this could be worth a shout, especially if you want to look at trad gear, belays etc..

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