Climbs 79
Rocktype Rhyolite

Faces E

Liquid dawn. North Wales © Tom Challands

Crag features

Old-school climbing, with long easy mountaineering routes, in a spectacular setting. The clean rock is almost always climbable, even in the wet. Long multi-pitch routes to 190 metres.

Approach notes

You really can't miss it, as you travel from the road from Capel Curig.

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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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More Guidebooks:
Ogwen (2010)
North Wales Rock (2006)
Ogwen and Carneddau (1993)

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Beside the Index
2Progressive Cracks
3Index Climb
M 1
4Bubbly Wall
HS 4b *33
5South Rib
M 16
6ArÍte Climb
S 4b **70
7Apex Route
VD 10
8CrackerjackHS 4c *7
9South Chimney
M 1
10Left Wall Way
S 9
11Gashed CragVD **584
12South Gully Wall
VS 4c 1
13The Temple
14Munich ClimbHVS 5a **155
15South Gully Rib
D 5
16Stoat's Groove
17South Gully (Winter)III 3 7
18South Gully
M 68
19Ghost Chimney
S 4a 2
20The Wall
HS 4b *15
21Thomson's Chimney
HS 4b *159
22Central Bypass
VD 13
23Overlapping Ridge RouteD **456
24Pinnacle Rib RouteD ***1140
25East Of EdenVS 5a 7
26Crevassed Rib
HS 4b *7
27Northern Rib
D 9
28Little & North Gullies1 **120
29Little Gully (Winter)
I/II 10
30North Side Route
VS 4c *2
31North Gully
D 21
32North Gully (Winter)
33Pinnacle Route
D 19
34Spillikin Wall
35Eighty-Foot Route
VD *5
36The Girdle Traverse
VS 4c 2
37Terrace Wall Variant
VD *13
38Linear Climb
S 4a *4
39Long Chimney - The Right-Hand branch
S 4a 1
40Long ChimneyVS 4c 7
VS 5a 1
S 4
43Scars Climb
HVS 5a **15
44Spider Wall
HVS 5a  
45Central Route
VS 5a **13
46Gone to the Dogs
E3 5c  
47Belle Vue BastionVS 4c **253
48Central Chimney
HVS 5a 1

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