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Garreg yr Ogof

Gwynedd, WALES

Climbs 34 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 240m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
A nice little Rhinog grit outcrop, pleasantly situated near the eastern shore of Llyn Trawsfynydd; west facing and with great views of the Rhinogydd. There's a number of good single pitch routes here, together with some excellent bouldering which has been developed since the last guide was published. The crag is quick to dry, gets the sun all day but midges abound in still conditions and it can be a bit exposed when windy. Also be wary of adders between spring and autumn. But it's well worth a visit as it's so easily accessible, which is a comparatively rare thing for a Rhinog grit crag. What's more, Welsh grit is much nicer to climb on than its English equivalent.

Only the new developments are described in any detail; refer to the CC Meirionnydd guide for details of the older routes.

Note that the crag is incorrectly named both on OS maps and in Meirionnydd (2002), the correct name being Carreg yr Ogof ("Rock of the Cave" or "Cave Rock". The correct name will be used in the new CC Mid Wales guide.) Additionally, all the routes here are confusingly described from right to left in the current guide but here they are correctly described from left to right. Also, following a visit by the CC guide book team, there's been some grade revision regarding five of the original climbs, resulting in one downgrade and four upgrades.

Access notes
The crag is on CROW land and is located just west of Trawsfynydd, which is easily accessed from the A470.

Either park by the church in Trawsfynydd (very limited parking), or better, use the main village car park. From the church follow the sign-posted public footpath (on the right when facing the church.) Go through a metal gate and cross the field heading towards a wooden stile. Cross this and turn left to where the footpath crosses over a wall; then follow a vague path across boggy farmland in the direction of the lake until the main crag comes into view on the right. (Approximately 10 minutes from the church.)

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