Climbs 46
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 400m a.s.l
Faces NW

Direct Route (HD), Milestone Buttress, Ogwen Valley © Steve Ashton

Crag features

Excellent rock, entirely solid, comprising both juggy thuggery and slippery slabbing. Often busy. Multi-pitch to 100 metres.

Approach notes

The final buttress as the North Ridge of Tryfan descends into the Ogwne Valley, just a few minutes up from the road.

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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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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)
Descent gully practically a waterfall after moderate rain the day before.
naath - 27/Apr/15
I would definitely expect to abseil down the descent gully just right of Pulpit Route. And it's about 50m...
MatthewV - 26/Apr/15
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Milestone Buttress Approach
3 ***145
2Milestone Gully Approach2 **89
3End of the EclairE5 6a 1
 The Back of the Millstone 
5Hangman Gut
6Hangman's Wall
VS 4c 2
E6 6b * 
8Bishop's Gut
VS 4c 6
9En Passant
E1 5b *2
10Au Suivant
E3 6a * 
11Cantilever Route
S 10
12Holly Route
M 6
13Postern Gate and Holly Crack
M 5
14Gate Chimney
VD 6
15Canopy Route
D 21
HS 4b 5
17Boot CrackHVS 5a *62
18The Pals
HVS 5a 1
19Rope Wall
VS 5a *9
VS 4c 8
21Crazy HorseE3 6a **1
HS 4b **296
23Soapgut - Chimney Route FinishHS 4b **51
24Soapgut - Squint Start
HS 4a 4
25Soap OperaE1 5c 1
26Soap Crack and Rib
HVS 5b *42
27Wall ClimbHS 4b *138
28Wall Climb - Direct Finish
 The Central Block 
30Chimney Route
HS 4a 86
31The Tree of Man
E5 6b 1
32The AmbassadorE8 6c *** 
33The Wrinkled RetainerE5 6c ***3
34CrosscutE2 5b **8
35Rope Crack
S 2
 The Front of the Millstone 
37Ordinary Route
D 253
38SuperdirectHVS 5a ***630
39Direct RouteVD ***2089
40Rowan RouteD **1162
41Pod RouteS 5
42Pulpit RouteVD **1336
43The Dictatorship of ShackistanHVS 5b 1
44Little Gully Wall
HS 4b *16
45The Black Vegtable
HVS 5a  
46The Sylvan TraverseM 1
47Groovy ArÍte
E5 6a  
48West Ridge1 5
49Milestone Continuation
3 **126

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