Climbs 97
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 994m a.s.l
Faces N

Y Gribin in the rain - Why would you want to be anywhere else? © Migsy

Crag features

Clean, rough rock of excellent quality. Good selection of middle grade routes in a mountain setting. Mainly multi-pitch routes to 125 metres.

Approach notes

From beside Llyn Bochlwyd, after the steep approacg to the Cwm, the cliff can be seen amongst the high surrounding ridges. Avoid the steep screes below the cliff by making use ofthe track to Bwlch Tryfan and cutting across the hillside.

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

Out of print:
Penglog buttress ??
Sy Finch - 10/Jan/12
Would like to add Penglog Buttress
Neil Watson - 24/Aug/11
Sorry - meant 620 metres - by the contour lines
glyn28 - 04/Jan/06
Altitude unknown? Is is not 994 metres?
glyn28 - 04/Jan/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
2Glyder Fach Summit
3Bristly Ridge
1 ***
4Bristly RidgeII 2/3 ***
5Nant BochlwydI/II *
6The Chasm Face
3 ***
7Shark Buttress
3 ***
 Penglog Buttress
9Firebird Ridge
10Balti Blues
S 4a
11Balti Boulevard
 East Buttress
13Square ChimneyS
14Square Chimney ButtressS
15Square Chimney ButtressV 6 *
16Dancing QueenIV 5 *
17Honey, HoneyIV 5 *
18Mama MiaIV 5 *
19Oblique Buttress DirectVS 4c
20Oblique ButtressS *
21Oblique GullyVD
22QuixoteE4 6a **
23GryngoletHVS 5a
24Errant RouteS 4a
25Arch GullyD
26Arch Gully (Winter)
V 6 ***
27Out to Lunch
E3 5c *
28Slab RouteVD **
29The Spiral VariantD
30Arch ChimneyHS 4b
31Arch Chimney (Winter)V 6 **
32Main Gully
1 **
33Main Gully
III 3/4 *
34Main Gully Ridge
3 ***
35Direct RouteVS 4c ***
36The Winter FinishVD
37Gibson's Chimney
VS 4c
38Brown's CornerHVS 5b
39The Tombstone CrackHS 4b *
40The Left-Hand CrackVS 5a *
41The Right-Hand CrackHVS 5b *
42Hodgkin's VariationS *
E1 5c **
44Glyder Crack
E6 6b **
45KayaE7 6b **
46The Watchtower
E3 5c *
47Lot's WifeVS 5a **
48Lot's GrooveHVS 5b ***
49Chasm RouteVD **
50Corkscrew CrackS
51Chasm CrackVS 4c
52Chasm RibS *
53Senile Saunter
E3 5c **
54Chasm ChimneyD
55Girdle Traverse of East ButtressHS
56Main Gully RidgeM
57The Upper SectionIII
 Alphabet Slabs
59AlphaVS 4b *
61GammaS 4a *
62DeltaD *
64East Gully ArÍteD
65East GullyS
 Gable Buttress
67Close To MeE3 6a *
68Get CloseHVS 5a **
E4 6a **
70The Hollow Men
E2 5c *
 Hawks Nest Buttress
72Hawk SlabVD
73The Last PretenderE2 5c *
74Hawk's Nest ArÍteVS 4c ***
75Slim ChanceE1 5c *
76Hawk's Nest ButtressS 4b *
77Needle's Eye ClimbVD *
78Shark Pinnacle
79Groove Route
 Little Buttress
81Back DoorVD
82Wristy Business
E3 5c *
83Little ButtressS
84Lower Dolmen Rib
 Dolmen Buttres
86Route IID **
87Druid RouteS
88Route 1VD
89Dolmen RidgeM ***
 West Buttress
91Central Gully
93Intermitten Gully
94Hyperbolic Slab
95Gully of the WindsI
 Castell y Gwynt
97Castell y Gwynt
98Lila's Chocolate FeastIII 4 *
99Col Gully

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