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Clogwyn y Grochan

Gwynedd, WALES

Climbs 89 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 215m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
A long crag with many excellent multi-pitch routes, and some single-pitch gems, up to 370ft. Beware vagabond suicidal sheep and slippery non-pitches; many people abseil off after a couple of pitches as some routes deteriorate in character towards the end.

Usually less crowded than the Cromlech on any given day, with enough offerings in the VS-HVS range to accommodate plenty of parties.

Routes to do include Phantom Rib (VS 4c), Spectre (HVS 5a), Slape Direct (E1 5c) and for the tough the fierce testpiece Cockblock (E5 6b).

Access notes
Easily reached up the scree slopes from the road; the main problem is finding somewhere to park in the Pass.

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Guidebooks
North Wales Climbs (2013), North Wales Classics (2010), Llanberis (2009), North Wales Rock (2006), Rock climbing in Snowdonia (1990),
Out of print: Llanberis (2003), Llanberis Pass (1994)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1BogtrottingE4 6a *1
2The Yuppification of DeiniolenE4 6b *1
3GrochanspielE1 5b 2
4DelphosHVS 5a *19
5Last of the Summer, WhineHVS 5a 2
6Hazel GrooveHS 4b *59
7Hazel Groove, Direct StartVS 4b 16
8Phantom RibVS 4c **729
9WangE3 6b *1
10NeaVS 4b **863
11God Told Me to Do ItE5 6a  
12The RevengeE2 5c 1
13The VendettaE1 5b *10
14SpectreHVS 5a ***557
15FB MadonnaE5 6b 1
16SpectrumE2 6a **104
17Spectrological AreteE3 5c  
18C MinorE2 5c 1
19PusE4 6b *1
20Strapiombo DirectE2 5c *5
21StrapiomboHVS 5b *8
22Goat's GullyVS 4b 2
23The ScapegoatE1 5b 1
24Cunning StuntsE3 5c 6
25S S SpecialE2 5b **347
26S S special / SickleE1 5b 8
27SickleHVS 5b *171
28Venturi EffectE5 6a **8
29Brant DirectHVS 5a **755
30CockblockE5 6b **51
31Dried VoicesE5 6b 1
32The PumpE4 6b *26
33Plus 4E4 6a 3
34Slape DirectE2 5c **249
35First AmendmentE2 5c *148
36First Amendment 1st pitch onlyE1 5c 12
37Horizontal DepartureE4 5c  
38BrantVS 4c **504
39CorruptionE3 6a 8
40SurplombE2 6a **107
41Pus in BootsE3 6a  
42Surplomb, Right-hand FinishE4 6a *1
43SlapeVS 5a *54
44Roll OnE3 5c *8
 Climb nameGradex
45Stroll OnE3 6a ***192
46HangoverE1 5b **285
47The GlumE2 5c  
48LeftoverE3 6a *10
49QuasarE3 6a **133
50Quantum JumpE5 6b 10
51MuralE4 6a *45
52Mural, Scavenger's Daughter FinishE4 6a * 
53Karwendel WallHVS 5b **208
54Al FrescoE4 6a 1
55Kaisergebirge WallHVS 5b **343
56WindHVS 5b **364
57AdvertE3 5c 1
58BabelHVS 5a 15
59Second WindE4 6a  
60Ledge WayVD 2
61Central GullyHS 4a 1
62Central Gully, Left-hand VariationVS 4b  
63Central Gully, Super-DirectHVS 5b  
64N'GomboE1 5a 9
65Long Tree GateVS 4c 11
66Fear and LoathingE1 5a  
67Toots DirectionE3 6a 1
68Ochre GrooveE1 5b *20
69Gizzard PukeE1 5b  
70Slime WallVS 4c 1
71Broad WalkVS 4c 1
72PeryglE4 6a  
73The Worst Route I've Ever DoneE2 5a  
74Scrambler's GateS 3c 13
75JawboneE3 5c  
76FaS 4a 1
77FathaVS 4b  
78Drama QueenHS 4b  
79Control FreakE1 5b  
80Ground ZeroE1 5b  
81The Gorse CourseVS 4c 2
82DivertimentoE2 5c 1
83Sunset BoulevardHVS 5a 4
84Bluebell TraverseS 4a  
85Cauldron GullyIV 3
86Little GrooverE1 5b 20
87Unamed crackVS 2
88Pokey Little PuppyE6 6b *1
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Any comments on the following routes for the forthcoming guide? God told me to do it Spectrological arete - unprotected E5 6a when climbed from the deck? This route was originally supposed to ave been climbed from bottom of the arete and graded E2. Something doesn't stack up! Comments FB madonna - E grade comments Pus- any ascents ? Pump direct E grade Wang E4 or E3
dai lampard - 10/Sep/07