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).

Access 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

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  Climb nameGrade
1BogtrottingE4 6a *
2The Yuppification of DeiniolenE4 6b *
3GrochanspielE1 5b
4DelphosHVS 5a *
5Last of the Summer, WhineHVS 5a
6Hazel GrooveHS 4b *
7Hazel Groove, Direct StartVS 4b
8Phantom RibVS 4c **
9WangE3 6b *
10NeaVS 4b **
11God Told Me to Do ItE5 6a
12The RevengeE2 5c
13The VendettaE1 5b *
14SpectreHVS 5a ***
15FB MadonnaE5 6b
16SpectrumE2 6a **
17Spectrological AreteE3 5c
18C MinorE2 5c
19PusE4 6b *
20Strapiombo DirectE2 5c *
21StrapiomboHVS 5b *
22Goat's GullyVS 4b
23The ScapegoatE1 5b
24Cunning StuntsE3 5c
25S S SpecialE2 5b **
26S S special / SickleE1 5b
27SickleHVS 5b *
28Venturi EffectE5 6a **
29Brant DirectHVS 5a **
30CockblockE5 6b **
31Dried VoicesE5 6b
32The PumpE4 6b *
33Plus 4E4 6a
34Slape DirectE2 5c **
35First AmendmentE2 5c *
36First Amendment 1st pitch onlyE1 5c
37Horizontal DepartureE4 5c
38BrantVS 4c **
39CorruptionE3 6a
40SurplombE2 6a **
41Pus in BootsE3 6a
42Surplomb, Right-hand FinishE4 6a *
43SlapeVS 5a *
44Roll OnE3 5c *
45Stroll OnE3 6a ***
46HangoverE1 5b **
47The GlumE2 5c
48LeftoverE3 6a *
49QuasarE3 6a **
50Quantum JumpE5 6b
51MuralE4 6a *
52Mural, Scavenger's Daughter FinishE4 6a *
53Karwendel WallHVS 5b **
54Al FrescoE4 6a
55Kaisergebirge WallHVS 5b **
56WindHVS 5b **
57AdvertE3 5c
58BabelHVS 5a
59Second WindE4 6a
60Ledge WayVD
61Central GullyHS 4a
62Central Gully, Left-hand VariationVS 4b
63Central Gully, Super-DirectHVS 5b
64N'GomboE1 5a
65Long Tree GateVS 4c
66Fear and LoathingE1 5a
67Toots DirectionE3 6a
68Ochre GrooveE1 5b *
69Gizzard PukeE1 5b
70Slime WallVS 4c
71Broad WalkVS 4c
72PeryglE4 6a
73The Worst Route I've Ever DoneE2 5a
74Scrambler's GateS 3c
75JawboneE3 5c
76FaS 4a
77FathaVS 4b
78Drama QueenHS 4b
79Control FreakE1 5b
80Ground ZeroE1 5b
81The Gorse CourseVS 4c
82DivertimentoE2 5c
83Sunset BoulevardHVS 5a
84Bluebell TraverseS 4a
85Cauldron GullyIV
86Little GrooverE1 5b
87Unamed crackVS
88Pokey Little PuppyE6 6b *
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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
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