Clogwyn y Grochan

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).

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

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

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 NEA  
2BogtrottingE4 6a *1
3The Yuppification of DeiniolenE4 6b *1
4GrochanspielE1 5b 2
5DelphosHVS 5a *22
6Last of the Summer, WhineHVS 5a 2
7Hazel GrooveHS 4b *66
8Hazel Groove, Direct StartVS 4b 18
9Phantom RibVS 4c **857
10WangE3 6b *1
11NeaVS 4b **993
12God Told Me to Do ItE5 6a  
13The RevengeE2 5c 1
14The VendettaE1 5b *10
15SpectreHVS 5a ***648
16FB MadonnaE5 6b 1
17SpectrumE2 5c ***128
18Spectrological AreteE3 5c  
19C MinorE2 5c 1
20PusE4 6b *2
21Strapiombo DirectE2 5c *5
22StrapiomboHVS 5b *8
23Goat's GullyVS 4b 2
 BRANT DIRECT  
25The ScapegoatE1 5b 1
26Cunning StuntsE3 5c 7
27S S SpecialE2 5b ***423
28S S special / SickleE1 5b 10
29SickleHVS 5b **198
30Venturi EffectE5 6a *8
31Brant DirectHVS 5a ***896
32CockblockE5 6b ***58
33Dried VoicesE5 6b 1
34The PumpE4 6b **27
35Plus 4E4 6a 3
36Slape DirectE2 5c **289
37First AmendmentE2 5c **165
38First Amendment 1st pitch onlyE1 5c 17
39Horizontal DepartureE4 5c  
40BrantVS 4c **570
41CorruptionE3 6a 8
42SurplombE2 6a **113
43Pus in BootsE3 6a 1
44Surplomb, Right-hand FinishE4 6a *1
45SlapeVS 5a *61
 KAISERGEBIRGE WALL  
47Roll OnE3 5c *9
48Stroll OnE3 6a ***220
49HangoverE1 5b ***338
50The GlumE2 5c  
51LeftoverE3 6a *10
52QuasarE3 6a ***159
53Quantum JumpE5 6b 14
54MuralE4 6a *48
55Mural, Scavenger's Daughter FinishE4 6a * 
56Karwendel WallHVS 5b **250
57Al FrescoE4 6a 1
58Kaisergebirge WallHVS 5b **400
59WindHVS 5b **424
60AdvertE3 5c 1
61BabelHVS 5a 20
62Second WindE4 6a  
63Ledge WayVD 3
64Central GullyHS 4a 1
65Central Gully, Left-hand VariationVS 4b  
66Central Gully, Super-DirectHVS 5b  
67N'GomboE1 5a 9
68Long Tree GateVS 4c 11
69Fear and LoathingE1 5a  
70Toots DirectionE3 6a 1
71Ochre GrooveE1 5b *21
72Gizzard PukeE1 5b  
73Slime WallVS 4c 1
74Broad WalkVS 4c 2
75PeryglE4 6a  
76The Worst Route I've Ever DoneE2 5a  
77Scrambler's GateS 3c 14
78JawboneE3 5c  
79FaS 4a 1
80FathaVS 4b  
81Drama QueenHS 4b  
82Control FreakE1 5b  
83Ground ZeroE1 5b  
84The Gorse CourseVS 4c 2
85DivertimentoE2 5c 1
86Sunset BoulevardHVS 5a 4
87Bluebell TraverseS 4a 1
88Cauldron GullyIV 3
89Little GrooverE1 5b 20
90Unamed crackVS 2
91Pokey 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