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
1Glyder Fach Summit
summit 960
2Nant BochlwydI/II *5
3The Chasm Face
3 ***89
4Shark Buttress
3 ***37
 Bristly Ridge 
6Bristly Ridge
1 ***815
7Bristly RidgeII 2/3 ***217
 Penglog Buttress 
9Firebird Ridge
VD 1
10Balti Blues
S 4a 4
11Balti Boulevard
VD 4
 East Buttress 
13Square ChimneyS  
14Square Chimney ButtressS 1
15Square Chimney ButtressV 6 *2
16Dancing QueenIV 5 *6
17Honey, HoneyIV 5 * 
18Mama MiaIV 5 * 
19Oblique Buttress DirectVS 4c  
20Oblique ButtressS *11
21Oblique GullyVD 1
22Oblique Gully (winter)V 6 **2
23QuixoteE4 6a **2
24GryngoletHVS 5a  
25Errant RouteS 4a  
26Arch GullyD 1
27Arch Gully (Winter)
V 6 ***10
28Out to Lunch
E3 5c *1
29Slab RouteVD **38
30The Spiral VariantD 8
31Arch ChimneyHS 4b  
32Arch Chimney (Winter)V 6 **2
33Main Gully
1 **61
34Main Gully
III 3/4 *27
35Main Gully Ridge
3 ***49
36Direct RouteVS 4c ***311
37The Winter FinishVD 10
38Gibson's Chimney
VS 4c 13
39Brown's CornerHVS 5b  
40The Tombstone CrackHS 4b * 
41The Left-Hand CrackVS 5a *6
42The Right-Hand CrackHVS 5b *14
43Hodgkin's VariationS *14
E1 5c **3
45Glyder Crack
E6 6b **1
46KayaE7 6b **1
47The SentinelE8 6c * 
48The Watchtower
E3 5c *3
49Lot's WifeVS 5a **62
50Lot's GrooveHVS 5b ***80
51Chasm RouteVD **117
52Corkscrew CrackS 1
53Chasm CrackVS 4c 3
54Chasm RibS *1
55Senile Saunter
E3 5c **1
56Chasm ChimneyD 4
57Girdle Traverse of East ButtressHS  
58Main Gully RidgeM 7
59The Upper SectionIII 1
 Alphabet Slabs 
61AlphaVS 4b *58
62BetaM 25
63GammaS 4a *118
64DeltaD *54
S 5
66East Gully ArÍteD 62
67East GullyS 3
 Gable Buttress 
69Close To MeE3 6a *1
70Get CloseHVS 5a **14
E4 6a **3
72The Hollow Men
E2 5c *2
 Hawks Nest Buttress 
74Hawk SlabVD 1
75The Last PretenderE2 5c * 
76Hawk's Nest ArÍteVS 4c ***78
77Slim ChanceE1 5c *3
78Hawk's Nest ButtressS 4b *30
79Needle's Eye ClimbVD *10
80Shark Pinnacle (Hawks Nest Buttress Scramble)
M 10
81Groove Route
 Little Buttress 
83Back DoorVD  
84Wristy Business
E3 5c * 
85Little ButtressS 1
86Lower Dolmen Rib
D 1
 Dolmen Buttres 
88Route IID **6
89Route IIV 6 ***1
90Druid RouteS  
91Route 1VD  
92Dolmen RidgeM ***208
 West Buttress 
94Central Gully
II/III *23
96Intermitten Gully
97Hyperbolic Slab
98Gully of the WindsI 6
 Castell y Gwynt 
100Castell y Gwynt
summit 51
101Lila's Chocolate FeastIII 4 *1
102Col Gully
I 24

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