Devils Kitchen (Cwm Idwal) - Winter

Climbs 40 – Rocktype Ice – Altitude 600m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features
Nice routes; especially waterfall routes. One of the premier ice climbing venue of south border. The frozen waterfall between devils appendix (93m)devils staircase garden gully;dominates cwm

Guidebooks
North Wales Climbs (2013), North Wales Classics (2010), North Wales Rock (2006), Scrambles in Snowdonia (2002), Rock climbing in Snowdonia (1990), Welsh Winter Climbs (1988)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
1The Nameless StreamIII *
2Introductory GullyII *
3Idwal StreamII/III 4 *
 SOUTH BUTTRESS 
5South GullyIV 5 ***
6Central RouteIII *
7Grecian 2000IV 5
8Chicane GullyIII 4 *
9Devil's PipesV 5
10The RampII/III *
11The ScreenIV 4 **
12The CurtainIV 4
 MAIN CLIFF LEFT 
14Devil's PastureIII **
15Devil's Pasture RighthandIV 4 **
16Coldhouse CrackII/III *
17The Devil's ChildVI *
18The Devil's AppendageVI 6
19The Devils Kitchen (Winter)IV 5/6 ***
 MAIN CLIFF RIGHT 
21The Goat's PathI
22The Devil's Kitchen and the Sheep Walk1 *
23Devil's StaircaseV 6 **
24The Devil's AppendixVI 6 ***
25Hanging Garden GullyIV *
 THE BAND 
27The Devil's FithbagV 5 **
28StingrayV 5 *
29The StingIV 5 *
30The Devils DrainpipeIV 4/5
31The Devil's CellarIV 5
32The Devil's Cellar - Right Hand StartV 5
33Devil's DiveV 6 *
 NORTH CLIFF 
 CASTELL Y GEIFR 
36The TrenchI
37Castle GullyII/III 3
38Faust or FamineVIII 8 ***
 MOVED CLIMBS 
40Devil's DiveV 6 *
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My son and I climbed inside the Devils Kitchen on Sunday 27/8/06. We intended to climb Twll Du (V Diff) but instead chose Night Moves (E3). Once we found a variety of kit left we assumed this was going to be an exciting climb, we would not be disappointed. We managed to climb in four pitches with one pitch a hanging belay. It was difficult to hear and respond to calls as the volume of water cascading down made it rather difficult. The atmoshere within this cauldron of excitment was further enhanced due to the dampness, constant level of concentration and the colourful shouts from both climbers. A climb which will be remembered for some time to come. Excellent.
John Garmon Roberts - 28/Aug/06
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