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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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
E6 6b ** 
3Hargreaves' Slab and Wall
VD 23
4Y Grug
E3 5c *2
5Heather Weakness
VD 1
6Heather Wall
VS 4c **129
7London Lady
E2 5b 4
8Rake End Chimney
S 6
9Rake End Wall
E1 5b 2
10The Ebony Tower
E2 5c *3
11Ash Tree Wall
VS 4c *27
12Ash Tree Wall - The Stepped Corner Start
VS 4b 5
13Route 5
VD 2
14Grooved Wall
HS 11
15East Wall Girdle
VS 4c **127
16Slim Pick Long Flap
E4 6b  
 Suicide Wall 
18Suicide Groove
E1 5b **50
19Suicide Groove - Direct Finish
E2 5b **12
E4 6a *1
21Suspended Sentence
E3 5c *7
22Last Rites
E3 6a 7
23Penal ServitudeE4 5c **20
24Suicide Wall Route 2E2 5b **85
25Capital PunishmentE4 5c ***89
26Juvenile DelinquentE7 6b *1
27Death Row
E3 5c 1
28Mur y Meirwon (Wall of the Dead)
E5 6b **14
29DecomposedE6 6b **2
30Y Meirwon Byw
E5 6a 1
31Suicide Wall Route 1E2 5c ***176
E7 6b ***4
33Solitary Confinement
E2 5b *2
34The Garotte
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
S 4b 94
40The Ordinary RouteD **1821
41Quartz Eliminate
VS 4b 36
42CharityHVD **914
43Central RibHS 4a *144
44HopeVD ***2582
VD 21
46Slabs Eliminate
VS 4b 19
47FaithVD **836
48Subwall Climb
HS 4b 47
 holly tree wall 
50Cinderella's Twin
S 15
HS 4a 37
52The Scone RunE2 5c **4
53Rampart CornerE1 5c **117
54The Rampart
VS 5a 14
55Original RouteVS 5a ***520
56Original Route - Wall Variations
VS 5a **58
E2 5b *2
58(Don't Use a) Piton BladeHVS 5a *21
59Piton RouteVS 4c **158
60Other Kingdom
S 2
61LazarusS 4a ***1148
62Karabiner Route
HS 4b  
63Javelin Gully
HS 4b *84
64Javelin BladeE1 5b **130
65Javelin AirgliderE2 5c 1
66Javelin ButtressVS 4c **306
67Wavelength Touch
E2 5c 5
68One More Calorie
E5 6b  
69Balcony Cracks
VS 4c 12
70Girdle Traverse of Holly Tree Wall
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
VS 4b 5
80Lava Slab Right
VS 4b 3
81Termination CrackE1 5c *1
 west wall 
83Teenage Menopause
E7 6b *1
84DemetreusE3 6a ***50
85Saint's Wall
VD 2
86Faith West Finish
S *7
87Sinner's Corner
VS 4c 1
88Wrong Route
89Rowan Tree SlabsE2 5c **45
90Thinking of the Girl
E2 5c  
91PenthouseHVS 5a *4
92Bread Line
E2 5c *5
HVS 5b *2
94Last Exit
VS 4c *2
95Summer Pudding
E1 5b *3
 idwal buttress 
97Sluice Juice
E4 5c 1
98Thorfinn Skullsplitter
E4 6a 1
99Homicide Wall
E3 5c **21
100The Hangman's Return
E4 6a *1
E4 5c  
102Pocket Wall
S 4a *5
103Idwal Buttress
D 84
104Red Slab
D 26
105Goat Slab
D 13
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
III *7
114Introductory GullyII *52
115Seniors Gully1 30
116Idwal Buttress and Continuation
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