Climbs 79
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 500m a.s.l
Faces S

Banana Skin Sabotage © Dan Arkle

Crag features

Three-star classic routes at every grade from VDiff (Spiral Stairs) to E8 (Nightmayer). The superclassics are Cenotaph Corner (E1 5c), Left Wall (E2 5c), Right Wall (E5 6a), Lord of the Flies (E6 6a). Often busy at Bank Holidays and warm weekends.

Approach notes

From the Cromlech Boulders head slightly left and go up alongside the stream before heading right towards the crags as going direct up the scree is painful. Parking can be limited - either arrive early or be prepared for a long walk.  Can also get 'Snowden Sherpa' (park and ride) from Llanberis.  The Boulders are at roadside. Needs dry weather but dries well.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The West Wing 
2Millwood's Wall
S 4a 1
3Vanishing Point
E1 5b 2
4The Thing
E2 5c ***125
E3 5c * 
6Cobweb Crack
VS 5a **212
7Parchment Passage
VD *217
HVS 5b *5
9Pharaoh's Passage
VS 4c 38
HS 4a 3
E1 5b 10
12Pharaoh's Wall
VS 4c *121
13Noah's WarningVS 5a ***563
14Ramases Wall
E1 5b 5
15The Nubian
E1 5b 8
16Holly Buttress
VS 4c *32
E1 5c  
18Dives/Better ThingsVS 4b ***905
19Sabre CutVS 4c ***1051
E1 5b *106
21FoilE3 6a ***269
 Cenotaph Corner 
E3 5c *9
24Corridors of Power
E4 6a 2
25Spiral StairsD ***883
26Memory LaneE3 5c **221
27Tess of the d'UrbevillesE6 6b *13
28Left WallE2 5c ***1424
29Left Wall Direct FinishE3 5c ***147
30True Grip
E5 6a ***98
31ResurrectionE4 6a ***324
E5 6b *21
33Cenotaph CornerE1 5c ***1913
34NightmayerE8 6c **3
35Lord of the FliesE6 6a ***70
36The House of God
E6 6a *1
37Right WallE5 6a ***456
E5 6b **11
39Ivory Madonna
E5 6b **2
40Cemetery GatesE1 5b ***1981
41The Grim Jim
E2 5b 53
42The Grim Jim - Direct Start
E4 5c 1
 The East Wing 
E2 5b *11
45Crucifix Direct
E4 5c *12
E4 5c  
47Ivy SepulchreE1 5b **538
48Hall of Warriors
E5 6a *6
49Jericho WallE2 5a **5
50Sexton's RouteS 2
51Nebs Crawl
VD 4
52The Cromlech Girdle
E2 5b ***14
 Flying Buttress 
54Flying ButtressVD ***1890
55Kamikazi Finish
VS 4c 3
VS 4c 6
57The Puerile Ticker
VS 4c *2
58The Quaker
HVS 5a  
59Crampon Route
VS 4b  
HS 4a 3
 Upper Walls 
62Tributary Crack
D 13
63Misty Wall
E2 5b *12
64Cenotaph Corner Finish
VS 4b *18
E8 6c **4
HVS 5b 1
67Ivy Sepulchre Crack
VD *15
E7 6b **3
69The Bastard Practice
E7 6c ** 
70GrondE2 5b **124
E5 6c  
72The Mystery
E1 5b 9
73The Monster
E2 5c **50
HVS 5a *4
E4 6a  
76Gross Encounters
E2 5b * 
77Atomic Hot Rod
E5 6b *5
78Valley Crossings
VD 4
 Clogwyn y Wennol 
80Eggmeat AreteE3 6a **21
81Cromlech Grooves *S 1
82Red Faces
VD 1
83Castle Gully *M 2
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