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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).

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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

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
1GrochanspielE1 5b 1
2DelphosHVS 5a *17
3Last of the Summer, WhineHVS 5a 2
4Hazel GrooveHS 4b *54
5Hazel Groove, Direct StartVS 4b 13
6Phantom RibVS 4c **665
7WangE3 6b *1
8NeaVS 4b **784
9God Told Me to Do ItE5 6a  
10The RevengeE2 5c 1
11The VendettaE1 5b *10
12SpectreHVS 5a ***502
13FB MadonnaE5 6b 1
14SpectrumE2 6a **97
15Spectrological AreteE3 5c  
16C MinorE2 5c 1
17PusE4 6b *1
18Strapiombo DirectE2 5c *3
19StrapiomboHVS 5b *7
20Goat's GullyVS 4b 2
21The ScapegoatE1 5b 1
22Cunning StuntsE3 5c 5
23S S SpecialE2 5b **316
24S S special / SickleE1 5b 7
25SickleHVS 5b *156
26Venturi EffectE5 6a **8
27Brant DirectHVS 5a **667
28CockblockE5 6b **49
29Dried VoicesE5 6b 1
30The PumpE4 6b *23
31Plus 4E4 6a 2
32Slape DirectE2 5c **220
33First AmendmentE2 5c *141
34First Amendment 1st pitch onlyE1 5c 8
35Horizontal DepartureE4 5c  
36BrantVS 4c **457
37CorruptionE3 6a 8
38SurplombE2 6a **95
39Pus in BootsE3 6a  
40Surplomb, Right-hand FinishE4 6a *1
41SlapeVS 5a *47
42Roll OnE3 5c *7
43Stroll OnE3 6a ***166
 Climb nameGradex
44HangoverE1 5b **254
45The GlumE2 5c  
46LeftoverE3 6a *8
47QuasarE3 6a **121
48Quantum JumpE5 6b 10
49MuralE4 6a *42
50Mural, Scavenger's Daughter FinishE4 6a * 
51Karwendel WallHVS 5b **194
52Al FrescoE4 6a 1
53Kaisergebirge WallHVS 5b **316
54WindHVS 5b **325
55AdvertE3 5c 1
56BabelHVS 5a 12
57Second WindE4 6a  
58Ledge WayVD 2
59Central GullyHS 4a 1
60Central Gully, Left-hand VariationVS 4b  
61Central Gully, Super-DirectHVS 5b  
62N'GomboE1 5a 9
63Long Tree GateVS 4c 10
64Fear and LoathingE1 5a  
65Toots DirectionE3 6a 1
66Ochre GrooveE1 5b *17
67Gizzard PukeE1 5b  
68Slime WallVS 4c  
69Broad WalkVS 4c 1
70PeryglE4 6a  
71The Worst Route I've Ever DoneE2 5a  
72Scrambler's GateS 3c 13
73JawboneE3 5c  
74FaS 4a 1
75FathaVS 4b  
76Drama QueenHS 4b  
77Control FreakE1 5b  
78Ground ZeroE1 5b  
79The Gorse CourseVS 4c 2
80DivertimentoE2 5c  
81Sunset BoulevardHVS 5a 4
82Bluebell TraverseS 4a  
83Cauldron GullyIV 3
84Little GrooverE1 5b 19
85Unamed crackVS 2
86Pokey Little PuppyE6 6b *1
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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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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