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Lighthouse Crags

Conwy, WALES

Climbs 140 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 118m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features
The cliffs around the Lighthouse on the Great Orme are as big and intimidating as anywhere and they are often tricky to get to but the rewards are high. For the new router, Un-named Crag is the place to head for. A petrol drill and a very long ab-rope will give you a free choice of 20 or 30 top quality sport routes. For the sport climber check out Seal Point, Crescent Buttress and the Turdon Gorge. All have good well-bolted routes at amenable grades. The explorer will probably want to take a look at Craig Pen Gogarth but be prepared for a smelly time. The cragger should go to Observatory Buttress, Craig Arwahan, the St. Tudno’s Buttresses and Central Buttress, in that order. It is probably a good idea to leave Point Five Buttress well alone.

Access notes
There are two main parking areas for the Lighthouse cliffs, both situated near the ‘cafe’ by the Lighthouse Hotel. Once on the Marine Drive you can’t really miss the hotel drive entrance as you continue on the main lower road from Pen Trwyn. The parking by the cafe is often closed, as is the cafe, however the road is very wide here and there is plenty of space for a car or two. For busier times there is another car park further along the Drive on the left. the crags are all situated on the slopes below and around this cra park.

Weather forecast

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1.0mm rain
Mainly cloudy
17 °C
22 kph

1.5mm rain
Cloudy
12 °C
21 kph

0.0mm rain
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15 °C
23 kph

9.6mm rain
Mainly cloudy
16 °C
36 kph

21.7mm rain
Sun
13 °C
24 kph
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Guidebooks

Out of print: North Wales Limestone - Fax08 (1997)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 SEAL POINT  
2DoldrumsE2 5c ** 
3Crigyll OutlawsE1 5b ***3
4Grip Master6c * 
5Banana Skin6c+ * 
6Xlendi6c * 
7Trail of a Tear6a+ *2
 CRAIG PEN GOGARTH  
9Trophy Wives of the Astronauts6c **3
10Red Meat7b ***10
11Red Feat7b *1
 CRESCENT BUTTRESS  
13ItitiationHVS 5a *1
 OBSERVATORY BUTTRESS CENTRAL  
 Climb nameGradex
15A Nude Place to Creep6b+ *2
16When the Lyon Feeds6c+ **8
17Wind and Wurrying6b *2
18Three Day Event7b+ **5
 THE HORNBY CRAGS  
20Blue Moon6b *2
21Neon Noon6b **2
22Sticky Mix6b+ *2
23Rough Rider6b+ **2
24Black Orchid6a+ 2
25Black Iris *6b 1
26Sundowner *6a *2
27Woo Woo *6a+ 2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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