Climbs 107
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 479m a.s.l
Faces W

Walk into Idwal - Tuesday © mhaze

Crag features

Spectacular climbing, set in some of the grandest mountain scenery in Wales; slab-routes galore at every grade. Mainly multi-pitch routes to 160 metres. Must dos for visitors include "Tennis Shoe" (HS), "Suicide Wall Route 1" (E2) and "Hope" (VDiff), all multi-starred classics. Beware of falling sheep.

Grades as per the 2010 CC Ogwen guide.

Approach notes

20 to 25 minutes walk along the trail from Ogwen Cottage.

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Guidebooks

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)
Welsh Winter Climbs (1988)

Out of print:
Thanks to the guys who helped me out at Idwal yesterday (19/05/08) when I fell off. I took a big fall of the top of the first pitch of tennis shoe and landed in a nice soft muddy bog at the bottom of the route! The fella who got my gear back down asked me to post on here to let him know how I was doing which is ok, sprained ankle and a few cuts and bruises!
si_green99 - 19/May/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 East Wall 
2Game, Set and Match
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E6 6b ** 
3Hargreaves' Slab and Wall
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VD 23
4Y Grug
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E3 5c *2
5Heather Weakness
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VD 1
6Heather Wall
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VS 4c **129
7London Lady
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E2 5b 4
8Rake End Chimney
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S 6
9Rake End Wall
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E1 5b 2
10The Ebony Tower
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E2 5c *3
11Ash Tree Wall
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VS 4c *27
12Ash Tree Wall - The Stepped Corner Start
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VS 4b 5
13Route 5
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VD 2
14Grooved Wall
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HS 11
15East Wall Girdle
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VS 4c **127
16Slim Pick Long Flap
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E4 6b  
 Suicide Wall 
18Suicide Groove
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E1 5b **50
19Suicide Groove - Direct Finish
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E2 5b **12
20Jailbreak
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E4 6a *1
21Suspended Sentence
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E3 5c *7
22Last Rites
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E3 6a 7
23Penal ServitudeE4 5c **20
24Suicide Wall Route 2E2 5b **85
25Capital PunishmentE4 5c ***89
26Juvenile DelinquentE7 6b *1
27Death Row
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E3 5c 1
28Mur y Meirwon (Wall of the Dead)
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E5 6b **14
29DecomposedE6 6b **2
30Y Meirwon Byw
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E5 6a 1
31Suicide Wall Route 1E2 5c ***176
32Zero
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E7 6b ***4
33Solitary Confinement
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E2 5b *2
34The Garotte
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E4 6a ** 
 Idwal Slabs 
36The West TraverseVD 2
37Tennis ShoeHS 4b ***1845
38Tennis Shoe - The Direct StartHVS 4c **327
39Tennis Shoe - The Other Direct Start
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S 4b 94
40The Ordinary RouteD **1821
41Quartz Eliminate
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VS 4b 36
42CharityHVD **914
43Central RibHS 4a *144
44HopeVD ***2582
45Geography
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VD 21
46Slabs Eliminate
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VS 4b 19
47FaithVD **836
48Subwall Climb
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HS 4b 47
 holly tree wall 
50Cinderella's Twin
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S 15
51Cinderella
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HS 4a 37
52The Scone RunE2 5c **4
53Rampart CornerE1 5c **117
54The Rampart
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VS 5a 14
55Original RouteVS 5a ***520
56Original Route - Wall Variations
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VS 5a **58
57Gobagape
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E2 5b *2
58(Don't Use a) Piton BladeHVS 5a *21
59Piton RouteVS 4c **158
60Other Kingdom
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S 2
61LazarusS 4a ***1148
62Karabiner Route
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HS 4b  
63Javelin Gully
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HS 4b *84
64Javelin BladeE1 5b **130
65Javelin AirgliderE2 5c 1
66Javelin ButtressVS 4c **306
67Wavelength Touch
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E2 5c 5
68One More Calorie
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E5 6b  
69Balcony Cracks
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VS 4c 12
70Girdle Traverse of Holly Tree Wall
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VS 4c *4
 Continuation Wall 
72The AreteVD **595
73The Upper StaircaseD 102
74Continuation CrackHVS 5a **281
75Shaking CrackE1 5a **7
76Groove AboveS 4b **612
77Diagonal RouteVS 5a *41
78Invisible ThreadHVS 5a 7
79Lava Slab Left
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VS 4b 5
80Lava Slab Right
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VS 4b 3
81Termination CrackE1 5c *1
 west wall 
83Teenage Menopause
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E7 6b *1
84DemetreusE3 6a ***50
85Saint's Wall
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VD 2
86Faith West Finish
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S *7
87Sinner's Corner
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VS 4c 1
88Wrong Route
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VD  
89Rowan Tree SlabsE2 5c **45
90Thinking of the Girl
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E2 5c  
91PenthouseHVS 5a *4
92Bread Line
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E2 5c *5
93Ryvita
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HVS 5b *2
94Last Exit
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VS 4c *2
95Summer Pudding
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E1 5b *3
 idwal buttress 
97Sluice Juice
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E4 5c 1
98Thorfinn Skullsplitter
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E4 6a 1
99Homicide Wall
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E3 5c **21
100The Hangman's Return
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E4 6a *1
101Llofruddwyr
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E4 5c  
102Pocket Wall
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S 4a *5
103Idwal Buttress
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D 84
104Red Slab
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D 26
105Goat Slab
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D 13
 Scrambles 
107Seniors' Ridge1 *147
108Direct Approach to Seniors' Ridge2 *94
109Idwal Staircase and Continuation2 **194
110North-West Face Route2 *88
 Winter Routes 
112East Wall GullyI/II 90
113White Hope
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III *7
114Introductory GullyII *52
115Seniors Gully1 30
116Idwal Buttress and Continuation
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