Lighthouse Crags

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.


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

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2DoldrumsE2 5c ** 
3Crigyll OutlawsE1 5b ***3
4Grip Master6c * 
5Banana Skin6c+ * 
6Xlendi6c * 
7Trail of a Tear6a+ *2
9Trophy Wives of the Astronauts6c **3
10Red Meat7b ***10
11Red Feat7b *1
13ItitiationHVS 5a *1
15A Nude Place to Creep6b+ *2
16When the Lyon Feeds6c+ **8
17Wind and Wurrying6b *3
18Three Day Event7b+ **5
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
28Blade Runner *6c  
29Fetch My Pipe and Slippers *6c  
30Nobody's Fault but Mine *6b *1
31Flight of the Elf *6b 1
32The Poet Prolapse *6b 1
33The Chunky Chin Man *6b+  
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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