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 22
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 **134
7London Lady
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E2 5b 4
8Rake End Chimney
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S 7
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 *29
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 **112
16Slim Pick Long Flap
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E4 6b  
 Suicide Wall 
18Suicide Groove
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E1 5b **66
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
26The Great EscapeE8 6c ** 
27Juvenile DelinquentE7 6b *1
28Death Row
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E3 5c 1
29Mur y Meirwon (Wall of the Dead)
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E5 6b **14
30DecomposedE6 6b **2
31Y Meirwon Byw
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E5 6a 1
32Suicide Wall Route 1E2 5c ***178
33Zero
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E7 6b ***4
34Solitary Confinement
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E2 5b *2
35The Garotte
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E4 6a ** 
 Idwal Slabs 
37The West TraverseVD 3
38Tennis ShoeHS 4b ***1882
39Tennis Shoe - The Direct StartHVS 4c **318
40Tennis Shoe - The Other Direct Start
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S 4b 93
41The Ordinary RouteD **1825
42Quartz Eliminate
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VS 4b 38
43CharityHVD **863
44Central RibHS 4a *145
45HopeVD ***2630
46Geography
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VD 21
47Slabs Eliminate
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VS 4b 19
48FaithVD **858
49Subwall Climb
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HS 4b 45
 holly tree wall 
51Cinderella's Twin
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S 15
52Cinderella
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HS 4a 37
53The Scone RunE2 5c **4
54Rampart CornerE1 5c **128
55The Rampart
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VS 5a 14
56Original RouteVS 5a ***502
57Original Route - Wall Variations
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VS 5a **58
58Gobagape
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E2 5b *2
59(Don't Use a) Piton BladeHVS 5a *23
60Piton RouteVS 4c **152
61Other Kingdom
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S 1
62LazarusS 4a ***1162
63Karabiner Route
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HS 4b  
64Javelin Gully
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HS 4b *79
65Javelin BladeE1 5b **158
66Javelin AirgliderE2 5c 1
67Javelin ButtressVS 4c **285
68Wavelength Touch
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E2 5c 5
69One More Calorie
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E5 6b  
70Balcony Cracks
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VS 4c 11
71Girdle Traverse of Holly Tree Wall
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VS 4c *5
 Continuation Wall 
73The AreteVD **580
74The Upper StaircaseD 107
75Continuation CrackHVS 5a **298
76Shaking CrackE1 5a **7
77Groove AboveS 4b **622
78Diagonal RouteVS 5a *42
79Invisible ThreadHVS 5a 7
80Lava Slab Left
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VS 4b 4
81Lava Slab Right
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VS 4b 3
82Termination CrackE1 5c *1
 West wall 
84Teenage Menopause
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E7 6b *1
85DemetreusE3 6a ***50
86Saint's Wall
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VD 2
87Faith West Finish
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S *7
88Sinner's Corner
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VS 4c 1
89Wrong Route
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VD  
90Rowan Tree SlabsE2 5c **47
91Thinking of the Girl
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E2 5c  
92PenthouseHVS 5a *4
93Bread Line
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E2 5c *5
94Ryvita
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HVS 5b *2
95Last Exit
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VS 4c *2
96Summer Pudding
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E1 5b *3
 Idwal Buttress 
98Sluice Juice
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E4 5c 1
99Thorfinn Skullsplitter
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E4 6a 1
100Homicide Wall
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E3 5c **21
101The Hangman's Return
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E4 6a *1
102Llofruddwyr
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E4 5c  
103Pocket Wall
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S 4a *5
104Idwal Buttress
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D 93
105Red Slab
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D 28
106Goat Slab
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D 14
 Scrambles 
108Seniors' Ridge1 *166
109Direct Approach to Seniors' Ridge2 *99
110Idwal Staircase and Continuation2 **215
111North-West Face Route (Idwal Buttress and Continuation)2 *103
 Winter Routes 
113East Wall GullyI/II 93
114White Hope
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III *8
115Introductory GullyII *53
116Seniors Gully1 39

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