Clogwyn y Grochan Gwynedd, WALES
Climbs 89 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 215m a.s.l – Faces S
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).
Easily reached up the scree slopes from the road; the main problem is finding somewhere to park in the Pass.
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)
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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