Climbs 33
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 250m a.s.l
Faces S

Coiling the ropes at the end of the day © Nicholas Livesey

Crag features

To the west along the A4086 road from Capel Curig the Dyffryn Mymbyr valley opens out beyond Plas y Brenin, and apart from the forestry plantation on the slopes of Moel Siabod there is little evidence of man's presence other than a few scattered hill farms. In the distance the peaks of Snowdon group capture the attention and it is easy to ignore the broad, seemingly featureless hillside to the right, the southern flank of the Glyder Fach to Gallt yr Ogof ridge. But this extensive area is not without interest for the climber: Craig yr Haul is the least-frequented crag in the valley but offers a varied selection of climbs on good rock, enhanced by its sunny aspect. The RAC Boulders are a well known venue with roadside access and the nearby crag has some concentrated testpieces. Finally, Creigiau Llynnau Mymbyr offer steep pitches on clean rock with easy access for a short visit.


Went last Saturday in good weather, anticipating that it might be busy, but had the place to ourselves. Routes a bit dirtier than expected which required care on the foot placements in a damp October.
FrJ - 25/Oct/12
I recently climbed on 'The Blocks' and was pleasantly surprised. Short routes but packed with great moves and stiff for the grade...well worth a quick visit :o)
Nicholas Livesey - 25/Apr/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The Blocks 
2Partick Thistle Nil
HVS 5b 11
S 4a 53
E1 5b 7
5Evan's Corner
VS 4b *63
6Ginnel Chimney
D 59
7Kinell Wall
E2 5c *16
8Ginnel Wall
E1 5b **71
9Ginnel Wall Right Hand
HVS 5b *37
S 71
S 94
12Sentry Box
VD 60
13Letter Box
VS 4c *105
14Swear BoxHVS 5a **3
15Slab & Crack
VD 109
16Slab Middlef4 2
17Slab Rightf4 3
 Clogwyn Wen 
19HOALTHVS 5a *10
20Moby Dick
E1 5b *9
21BoreE3 6a **11
22Direct RouteHS 4b *59
23High CrossE2 5b **10
24AnosHVS 5a *41
HVS 5a *28
VD *19
27JoyceanVS 4c 8
 Clogwyn Ddu 
29Pock Wall
S 35
30Holly Tree Buttress
VD *37
31Holly VariantVS 4c 2
32Holly ArÍteHVS 5a 4
33The Temptation of St Julitta
VD 1
34TrooveS 2
35Sheep Pen Direct
VS 4c *14
36MoistVD 7

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