/ LLanberis visit advice
Snowdon Mountain Railway is very nice and there is a cafe on top.
PLaces to visit: slate museum, pila palas, portmerion
If you are planning to climb bolted routes why are you visiting one of the essential British trad destinations? I'd either go elsewhere, take up trad/hill walking or do some touristy thing. You might find some easy bolted routes in the slate quarries or on Llandudno, but aiming for them kinda defeats the purpose of going climbing in Snowdonia.
Slate is your only sport option. But there's a lifetimes worth of trad!
It's full of the insular North Welsh. Best avoided.
If your on facebook try a page called rising dragon club. A fair few people on their.
Slate is pretty good fun - it's an interesting and relatively unusual style of climbing, and a lot of it's reasonably sheltered and quick drying. I think if you put it in Dorset or the Dales or somewhere people would be a lot less sniffy about it - it just seems like a bit of a sideshow because it's a stone's throw from some of the best mountain trad in Britain.
If you are heading there for the slate, you should ask Tom he's been up and around that area a fair bit.
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Electric Mountain (Book early if the weather looks dodgy)
Peat's Eats (big portions and well priced)
The Heights (Nice pub, bit more expensive, recommend the Tryfan Burger)
Pizza and Pint place (forgotten the name) on the main road north
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