Clogwyn Mannod (Overlapping buttress)

Climbs 9 – Rocktype Slate – Altitude ? – Faces N

Crag features

The first of the Cwm Crafnant crags one encounters when driving up the valley towards

Blaen y Nant lies above Maes Mawr on Clogwyn Mannod. There are two distinct buttresses

known as Overlapping Buttress and Bog Buttress.


The crag lies on the left of the valley overlooking Maes Mawr. It is a separate, clean, largely

slabby buttress with an arched, quarried hole on its left. The climbs start from the

sheep-cropped green-sward at the foot of the buttress. It faces north and receives little sun.

The rock is slaty, on the whole sound, but due to the absence of traffic rather overgrown,lichenous and has a very nasty heather topout.

Take care when descending, as the vegetation considerably overhangs the edge of the pit and the top of the crag.

Access notes
Access to both Overlapping and Bog Buttress is via the Capel Curig path from Blaen y Nant. No right of way exists from the road

directly to the crag. There is limited parking by the last gate on the road below Blaen y

Nant. Please avoid blocking either the Blaen y Nant or Hendre tracks.

Crafnant (1997)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
1Ordinary RouteS 4
2Hidden DragonM7 ***9
3The BurnerM9 ***4
4The Dragon's LairM8 **2
5Slate o' the ArtM5+ *4
6The Iron Curtain *M8+ **1
7Stress Test *M9 *** 
8The Cloak *M6 **2
9Unveiled *M7 **2
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