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

Jimmy 'Big Guns' McCormack on the classic bold wall climb of Lord of the Flies E6 6a. © Jack Geldard - Consulting Editor

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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Guidebooks

North Wales Climbs

North Wales Climbs covers the best climbing from the whole of this huge and varied area. The book is modelled on the very popular West Country Climbs which set a new standard for selected climb guidebooks back in 2010. It contains all the routes from the 2010 publication North Wales Classics and many more routes and areas, with expanded descriptions and much bigger photo-topos. The book covers all the major mountain crags from Llanberis Pass, to Cloggy; and from Ogwen to the Carneddau. It also includes the Llanberis Slate quarries, Tremadog, the Moelwyns, the Gwynant Valley, Mid-Wales, Gogarth and the North Coast Limestone.
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North Wales Classics

A significant addition to the Rockfax stable; North Wales Classics is a pocket-sized guide packs in hundreds of superb routes throughout the mountains of Snowdonia. From Tremadog to Tryfan, and everywhere in between, the book covers mid-grade routes on the best crags and features top-notch photo-topos and inspirational action shots taking you where you want to go.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The West Wing 
2Millwood's Wall
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S 4a 1
3Vanishing Point
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E1 5b 2
4The Thing
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E2 5c ***147
5Rootorooni
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E3 5c * 
6Cobweb Crack
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VS 5a **239
7Parchment Passage
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VD *230
8Scarab
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HVS 5b *5
9Pharaoh's Passage
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VS 4c 38
10Scroll
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HS 4a 3
11Speedfreak
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E1 5b 10
12Pharaoh's Wall
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VS 4c *130
13Noah's WarningVS 5a ***595
14Ramases Wall
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E1 5b 5
15The Nubian
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E1 5b 8
16Holly Buttress
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VS 4c *33
17Zimbabwe
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E1 5c  
18Dives/Better ThingsVS 4b ***926
19Sabre CutVS 4c ***1070
20Curfew
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E1 5b *111
21FoilE3 6a ***333
 Cenotaph Corner 
23Epitaph
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E3 5c *9
24Corridors of Power
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E4 6a 4
25Spiral StairsD ***918
26Memory LaneE3 5c **252
27Tess of the d'UrbevillesE6 6b *13
28Left WallE2 5c ***1465
29Left Wall Direct FinishE3 5c ***155
30True Grip
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E5 6a ***115
31ResurrectionE4 6a ***450
32JR
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E5 6b *21
33Cenotaph CornerE1 5c ***1953
34NightmayerE8 6c **3
35Lord of the FliesE6 6a ***191
36The House of God
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E6 6a *1
37Right WallE5 6a ***466
38Precious
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E5 6b **11
39Ivory Madonna
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E5 6b **2
40Cemetery GatesE1 5b ***2032
41The Grim Jim
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E2 5b 60
42The Grim Jim - Direct Start
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E4 5c 4
 The East Wing 
44Crucifix
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E2 5b *11
45Crucifix Direct
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E4 5c *12
46Golgotha
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E4 5c  
47Ivy SepulchreE1 5b **556
48Hall of Warriors
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E5 6a *6
49Jericho WallE2 5a **5
50Sexton's RouteS 2
51Nebs Crawl
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VD 4
52The Cromlech Girdle
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E2 5b ***14
 Flying Buttress 
54Flying ButtressVD ***1931
55Castle GullyM 2
56Kamikazi Finish
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VS 4c 3
57Rene
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VS 4c 6
58The Puerile Ticker
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VS 4c *2
59The Quaker
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HVS 5a  
60Crampon Route
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VS 4b  
61Notanda
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HS 4a 3
 Upper Walls 
63Tributary Crack
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D 13
64Misty Wall
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E2 5b *13
65Cenotaph Corner Finish
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VS 4b *18
66Overlord
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E8 6c **9
67Gruel
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HVS 5b 1
68Ivy Sepulchre Crack
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VD *15
69Rumblefish
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E7 6b **3
70The Bastard Practice
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E7 6c ** 
71GrondE2 5b **181
72Grand
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E5 6c  
73The Mystery
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E1 5b 9
74The Monster
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E2 5c **51
75Pegasus
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HVS 5a *4
76Awesome
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E4 6a  
77Gross Encounters
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E2 5b * 
78Atomic Hot Rod
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E5 6b *5
79Valley Crossings
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VD 4
 Clogwyn y Wennol 
81Cromlech Grooves *S 1
82Red Faces
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VD 1
 Outlying 
84Eggmeat AreteE3 6a **21
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