Craig Ddu

Climbs 50 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 181m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
Black rock which often looks wet (and can be slow to dry out). Steep, despite appearances. A serious cliff though the rock is fine. Multi-pitch routes up to 230ft, notably Zig-Zag (VS 4b), Black Wall (E1 5c) and Yellow Wall (E2 5b). Also a huge HS traverse, The Black Belt.

Access notes
Given its position just above Beudy-Mawr near the bottom of the Llanberis Pass, car parking may be hard. Slog up from the road.

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

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
2Crankshaft(not actually the name)HVS 5b
3Telegram SamE1 6a
4mabinogionE1 5c **
5stumpy the dragonslayerE2 5c
6Health and EfficiencyE2 6a
8Short tree ChimneyS **
9Short tree chimney with pitch2 variationVS
10Sea PantherE1 5a **
11AgapanthusE1 5b
12Crown of ThornsS *
13BlackguardHVS 5a
14Zig ZagVS 4b ***
15CanolE1 5b *
16JupiterE3 5b *
17A Whiter Shade of PaleE2 5c **
18Black WallE2 5c **
19ScrogE1 5b
20Garlic grooveS 3c
22Rib and SlabVD
23The TickleS
24CastorVS 4c
25Black MikeHVS 5a
26CarlosE2 5c *
27Wedding Bell AreteE2 5b
28Black PigE3 6a *
29Rift WallVS 5a **
30Rift Wall (Direct Finish)HVS 5b **
31OrpheusE2 5b *
32Black PuddingE3 5c *
33Pedestal RouteVD
34Slab and GrooveHVS 5a
35Totally wired 9E8 6b *
36Bog Of The Eternal StenchE5 6b ***
37The HereticE4 6a *
38Yellow GrooveVS 4b **
39BlackheadE3 6a *
40Yellow WallE2 5b **
41FeverHVS 5a
42Petite FleurHS 4b *
43Grooved RibHVS 5a
44Rolling StoneE1 5b
46Blubber BeastsS
47the rib routeVD *
49The Black BeltHS 4c **
50What a JumpVS 4b
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1300 m above sea level seems quite high.
Deek - 04/Mar/04
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