Craig Cywarch (aka Craig Cowarch)

Climbs 356 – Rocktype Welsh igneous – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces E

Crag features
A massive complex cliff-line in a superbly quiet location. This vast rambling mountainside, interspersing sheets of rock with towering gullies and vast amounts of heather terraces, will ideally suit strong-stomached mountaineers who can brave the "full mountain day out", or canny crag rats who will find the isolated clean walls and revel in some hidden gems. The climbing varies from long rambling easy classics to marginally accessible extreme testpieces, and polish is unlikely to be a problem.

Access notes
Turn off the A470 at Dinas Mawddwy and take take road toward Aber-Cywarch before following a minor road up the Cywarch valley.

Guidebooks
North Wales Climbs (2013), Scrambles & Easy Climbs in Snowdonia (2005), Meirionnydd (2002),
Out of print: Central wales Climbers Guide (1973)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
 PANT LYGOG 
2S&DVD
3PortcullisS
4The Cywarch Finger FlakeE5 6a
5Kangaroo MoonE6 6b
6StrongholdS 4a
7BattlementsHS 4a
8Higher than the SunE3 6a
 TAP PANT CAE 
10White RibbonHS 4a *
11The WizardS
12Green WallE2 5c
13DunsinaneHS 4a
14The StingHVS 5a
15GryptychHS 4b
16ClubsS
17Paper BackHVS 5b
18Basil Brush StrokeE6 6a *
19Room at the TopHS
20PencilheadE3 5c
21Penpushers GrooveE2 5c
 CWN YR YCHEN 
23KurzwegD
24SteilwegS
25SharkfingE2 5b *
26SchnellwegS
27The WallHVS 5a
28Taranu CrackHVS 5a
29FlashbackHS 4b
 HIDDEN CWM 
31KnockdownVD
 TAP RHYGAN DDU 
33Shady SaunterS
34Darkness on the Edge of TownE3 6a
35Shouts in SpaceE3 6a
36Chariots of FireE2 5c
37Sulpher MountainE5 6b
38The Devil WithinE6 6b
39Tithing ManE4 6a
40BarbarismE5 6b
41Bapteme de l'AirE1 5b
42The StudE5 6c
43TobiasE5 6b
44Girdle TraverseVS 4b
45General GaltiereiHS 4a
 TAP Y GIGFRAN 
47ConcordeS
48South West AreteVD
49Concorde DirectE1 5c
50The Clivierd LineVS 4c
51Beggars BanquetHVS 5b
52Buzzard's BalconyS
53Little Red RoosterE2 5c
54Dream RacerE2 5c
55Lucy in the SkyHVS 5a
56The DoghouseE6 6b
57Sci-FiE7 6b
58The PurgeE2 5c *
59SveinstockHVS 5a
60Crozzly WallE4 5c
61RolairE3 6a
62Fleet Air ArmE5 6c
63The GrafterE3 6a
64HeistE2 5c
65Tumblin' DiceE2 5c
66The CrabHVS 5a
67ThymeHVS 5b
68Nicht Schlafen TraumaE5 6b
69LanchesterHVS 4b
70IncapabilityD *
71The GemHS 4b ***
72Jack Of DiamondsHVD
73Hot PantsVD
74Wright's RouteS
75SiftaS
76Salt FreeHVS 5a
77CerebosS
78Square-Cut GullyM
79Square ChimneyVD
 TAP MAWR 
81MigraneHVS 5a
82Black WallVS 4c
83BelliHS
84Sheep's ClimbM
85JungleVS 4b
86Short CircuitVS 4b
87The GraveyardHVS 5a
88Frigid PinkE1 5b
89ScourgeE1 5c
90The Mind's EyeE4 5c
91The OverlapE2 5c **
92Old GloryE4 6a
93China ShopVS 4b
94Live Like a KingE5 6b
95WedgewoodHVS 5a
96Loon PlageE5 6b
97Bear CageE4 5c
98TapdanceE5 6a
99PeacekeeperE3 6a
100SoldierE1 5b
101DelfrHVS 5a
102FlankerVD
103The SteepleVS 4b
104PerishersS
105Frontal CrackVD
106Little GullyD
107Barad d'UrS
 TAP Y GRAIG 
109Fritz The CatVD
110Flu '69HS 4b
111PorcupineVS
112Sweet Baby JamesHVS 5a **
113Mud Slide SlimVS 4c *
114OreadVS 4b
115DerwentVS 4b
116Electric RailHVS 5b
117RaindropVS 4c
118Bluebell BabylonVS 4b
119Will o' the WispHVD **
120Pear Tree BluesVS 4c
121KatmanduHVS 4c
122Katmandu, Direct StartE1 5c
123A Touch of ClassVD
124Oh CalcuttaVS 4b
125Elephant WallS 4a
126Diagonal AreteD
127BaskervilleHVS 5a
128Dancing ManHVS 5a
129The FortifierVS 4c
130Central RouteS
131ThungVS 4b
132Bric-a-bracVS 4b
133Brick WallE1 5b
134George MachineVS 4c
135The ComediansHVS 5a
136Second FoundationE2 5c
137Auto-ManHVS 5a
138Tombstone BluesHS 4a
139Ring WraithHVS 4b
140The Yellow PolicemanVS 4c
141QuartzbergHVS 5a
142SurrealisticS
143Tower of BabelVD *
144The DomeVS 4b
145AliciaHVS 5a
146Great GullyD
 ESGAIR FELEN 
148Shade of PaleE1 5b **
149Shade of Pale Right-HandHVS 5a
150Lone RangerHVS 5a
151GrimbarianVS 4b
152The MekonS
153The WormHVS 5b
154The ArchS
155Lectern DirectVS 4c
156YggdrasilVD
157PealHS 4a
158RecuperationD
159RestorationVD
160First AnniversaryM
161The ArcherVS 4c
162Lincoln GreenVS 5a
163InclinationHS
 HAFN MAWR 
165North GullyHS
166Rolling StoneS
167All in a DayE2 6b
168Time After TimE2 6b
169Mothers PrideHS 4b
170Big BoyE3 6a
171Sickle WallS 4b
172The ScytheVS 4a
173ApolloVS 4b
174Half Moon CrackS
175RelaxationVD
176For Hyll DremE4 5c
177WunderstuffE5 6b
178Hot House FlowersE3 5c
179South Face CrackHS 4b
180Don't Even Think About ItE5 6b
181BunduVS 4b
182Wig WalkHS 4a
 SAWDL Y GRAIG 
184PhoebusVD
185LetheD
186Free AranE5 6a
187AGMVD
188StyxVS 4b
189The TechnicianE3 5c
190Technician DirectE4 5c
191HadesE1 5a
192Hell's GateE2 5b
193Stygian WallVS 4c *
194StrobeE3 6a
195CarrionE1 5b
196Trouble MakerE2 5c
197Tech NoirE6 6b
198CharonE1 5b
199PlutoE3 5c
200Sweet SeptemberE6 6b
201Midsummer's Day DreamE5 6b
202Girdle TraverseE1 5b
 CRAIG LLYWELYN 
204TrendVS 4b
205TroomVD
206VulcanHVS 5b
207AcheronVS 4c ***
208KaisepakteE1 5b
209The MuleE1 5b
210DoomVS 4c ***
211Italia 90E2 5b
212GuillotineVS 4b
213NorthernerE2 5c
214MidlanderVS 4c
215The Big CleftHVS 5a
216Man of KentVS 4c
217The Magic DragonHVS 5a
218ClickVS 4b
219Jugs GrooveE3 5c
220Mad RayE5 6a
221Girdle TraverseHVS 5a
222Pick n' ChooseE4 6a
 FFENESTR Y GRAIG 
224Hope StreetS 4a
225Learning to FlyE3 5c
226HopsitHS 4b
227The WhisperHVS 5a
228Quartz WallE1 5c
229First VisitHVS 5a
230QuartizoneE6 6b
231Cat a' Nine TailsE2 5c
232Quartz ButtressHVS 5a
233Powder MonkeyE2 5c
234Hard RainE2 5c
235PlankwalkHVS 5b
236Keel HaulE2 5b ***
237GornikS 4a
238Ceramic ChimneyS
239SybariteHVS 4b
240SpartanE2 5c
241CrimeaE5 6a
242HereticE2 5c
243Quartz VeinVS 4c
244King Edwards ArmyHVS 5b
 CREIGIAU SAWDL EFA 
246Bubble WallHS 4b
247Ronkle Boot ChimneyD
248The Little Red HelmetS
249Where Eagles DareHVS 5a
250WhirligigS 4a
 CREIGIAU CAMDDWR 
252Whistling in the DarkE3 5b
253Strolling in the ParkE2 5b
254First fruit V0+
255The Ponytail Parades V0-
256Kestral Cracks VS
257Tappers Arete *M 4c
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At time of posting Tap Y Gigfran is effectively inaccessible due to the scramble approach to the ramp being blocked by gorse and brambles, as well as having serious fall potential.
Fiend - 21/Jun/09
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