Climbs 42
Rocktype Gritstone

Falcon Crack first ascent © Alex Riley

Crag features

Rhinog Fawr South Faces is a collective name for a large number of compact crags dotted on the lower south face of Rhinog Fawr, with lots of established climbing, esoteric bouldering and new routing potential.

Falcon Crack is located on a small outcrop called Carreg y Gwalch, much further up the hillside in comparison to the other routes.

This area is not featured in the current guide (Meirionnydd 2002).

Approach notes

Park at the Cwm Nantcol roadhead near Maes Y Garnedd farm (£2 parking fee to be paid at the farm). Follow the Bwlch Drws Ardudwy path and turn off left and determinedly bushwhack through bogs, heather, bilberries and bracken to reach a steep scree/boulderfield. Follow this (not easy) until the larger crags are reached.

*** Voluntary Bird Ban: STRICTLY NO CLIMBING ON CARREG Y GWALCH DURING THE PEREGRINE BREEDING/ NESTING SEASON - normally 1st Feb. - 31st July. Outside these dates, please apply common sense if birds are present and appear seriously alarmed by your presence. If you suspect that there is a peregrine nesting on the crag, then please climb elsewhere.


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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Falcon CrackE1 5c *1
2Welcome to My Domian
VS 5a **2
3Name Your Price
S 4a *2
VS 4c *2
E2 5b **1
6The Impertinent Reach
HVS 5a *2
7Flying The Nest
VS 4c *2
8Down With The Crown
HS 4b *2

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