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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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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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
summit 895
3Bristly Ridge
1 ***763
4Bristly RidgeII 2/3 ***178
5Nant BochlwydI/II *5
6The Chasm Face
3 ***80
7Shark Buttress
3 ***32
 Penglog Buttress 
9Firebird Ridge
VD 1
10Balti Blues
S 4a 4
11Balti Boulevard
VD 3
 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
22QuixoteE4 6a **2
23GryngoletHVS 5a  
24Errant RouteS 4a  
25Arch GullyD  
26Arch Gully (Winter)
V 6 ***10
27Out to Lunch
E3 5c *1
28Slab RouteVD **37
29The Spiral VariantD 8
30Arch ChimneyHS 4b  
31Arch Chimney (Winter)V 6 **2
32Main Gully
1 **55
33Main Gully
III 3/4 *27
34Main Gully Ridge
3 ***47
35Direct RouteVS 4c ***299
36The Winter FinishVD 5
37Gibson's Chimney
VS 4c 13
38Brown's CornerHVS 5b  
39The Tombstone CrackHS 4b * 
40The Left-Hand CrackVS 5a *6
41The Right-Hand CrackHVS 5b *14
42Hodgkin's VariationS *14
E1 5c **3
44Glyder Crack
E6 6b **1
45KayaE7 6b **1
46The Watchtower
E3 5c *3
47Lot's WifeVS 5a **60
48Lot's GrooveHVS 5b ***103
49Chasm RouteVD **147
50Corkscrew CrackS 1
51Chasm CrackVS 4c 3
52Chasm RibS *1
53Senile Saunter
E3 5c **1
54Chasm ChimneyD 4
55Girdle Traverse of East ButtressHS  
56Main Gully RidgeM 6
57The Upper SectionIII 1
 Alphabet Slabs 
59AlphaVS 4b *51
60BetaM 19
61GammaS 4a *121
62DeltaD *49
S 2
64East Gully ArÍteD 56
65East GullyS 2
 Gable Buttress 
67Close To MeE3 6a *1
68Get CloseHVS 5a **14
E4 6a **3
70The Hollow Men
E2 5c *2
 Hawks Nest Buttress 
72Hawk SlabVD  
73The Last PretenderE2 5c * 
74Hawk's Nest ArÍteVS 4c ***78
75Slim ChanceE1 5c *3
76Hawk's Nest ButtressS 4b *38
77Needle's Eye ClimbVD *9
78Shark Pinnacle
M 7
79Groove Route
 Little Buttress 
81Back DoorVD  
82Wristy Business
E3 5c * 
83Little ButtressS 1
84Lower Dolmen Rib
D 1
 Dolmen Buttres 
86Route IID **5
87Druid RouteS  
88Route 1VD  
89Dolmen RidgeM ***183
 West Buttress 
91Central Gully
II/III *23
93Intermitten Gully
94Hyperbolic Slab
95Gully of the WindsI 5
 Castell y Gwynt 
97Castell y Gwynt
summit 47
98Lila's Chocolate FeastIII 4 *1
99Col Gully
I 23

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