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Idwal Slabs (aka Cwm Idwal)

Gwynedd, WALES

Climbs 106 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 479m a.s.l – Faces W

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.

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Guidebooks
North Wales Climbs (2013), North Wales Classics (2010), Ogwen (2010), North Wales Rock (2006), Scrambles & Easy Climbs in Snowdonia (2005), Ogwen and Carneddau (1993), Welsh Winter Climbs (1988)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
 EAST WALL  
2Game, Set and MatchE6 6b ** 
3Hargreaves' Slab and WallVD 17
4Y GrugE3 5c *1
5Heather WeaknessVD 1
6Heather WallVS 4c **107
7London LadyE2 5b 3
8Rake End ChimneyS 5
9Rake End WallE1 5b 1
10The Ebony TowerE2 5c *3
11Ash Tree WallVS 4c *22
12Ash Tree Wall - The Stepped Corner StartVS 4b 5
13Route 5VD 1
14Grooved WallHS 11
15East Wall GirdleVS 4c **91
16Slim Pick Long FlapE4 6b  
 SUICIDE WALL  
18Suicide GrooveE1 5b **37
19Suicide Groove - Direct FinishE2 5b **7
20JailbreakE4 6a *1
21Suspended SentenceE3 5c *5
22Last RitesE3 6a 3
23Penal ServitudeE4 5c **18
24Suicide Wall Route 2E2 5b *72
25Capital PunishmentE3 5c ***78
26Juvenile DelinquentE7 6b *1
27Death RowE3 5c 1
28Mur y Meirwon (Wall of the Dead)E5 6b **8
29DecomposedE6 6b **2
30Y Meirwon BywE5 6a 1
31Suicide Wall Route 1E2 5c ***145
32ZeroE7 6b ***4
33Solitary ConfinementE2 5b * 
34The GarotteE4 6a ** 
 IDWAL SLABS  
36Tennis ShoeHS 4b **1311
37Tennis Shoe - The Direct StartE1 5a **272
38Tennis Shoe - The Other Direct StartS 4b 66
39The Ordinary RouteD *1445
40Quartz EliminateVS 4b 31
41CharityS *627
42Central RibHS 4b 111
43HopeVD ***1900
44GeographyVD 12
45Slabs EliminateVS 4b 13
46FaithVD **581
47Subwall ClimbHS 4b 36
 HOLLY TREE WALL  
49Cinderella's TwinS 13
50CinderellaHS 4a 26
51The Scone RunE2 5c **4
52Rampart CornerE1 5c **86
53The RampartVS 5a 11
54Original RouteVS 5a **397
55Original Route - Wall VariationsVS 5a **46
56GobagapeE2 5b *1
 Climb nameGradex
57(Don't Use a) Piton BladeHVS 5a *7
58Piton RouteVS 4c *100
59Other KingdomS  
60LazarusS 4a *833
61Karabiner RouteHS 4b  
62Javelin GullyHS 4b *65
63Javelin BladeE1 5b **94
64Javelin AirgliderE2 5c 1
65Javelin ButtressVS 4c *230
66Wavelength TouchE2 5c 5
67One More CalorieE5 6b  
68Balcony CracksVS 4c 9
69Girdle Traverse of Holly Tree WallVS 4c *4
 CONTINUATION WALL  
71The AreteVD *420
72The Upper StaircaseD 75
73Continuation CrackHVS 5a *215
74Shaking CrackE1 5a **5
75Groove AboveS 4b *447
76Diagonal RouteVS 5a 31
77Invisible ThreadHVS 5a 5
78Lava Slab LeftVS 4b 3
79Lava Slab RightVS 4b 3
 WEST WALL  
81Teenage MenopauseE7 6b * 
82DemetreusE3 6a **43
83Saint's WallVD 1
84Faith West FinishS *6
85Sinner's CornerVS 4c  
86Wrong RouteVD  
87Rowan Tree SlabsE2 5c **33
88Thinking of the GirlE2 5c  
89PenthouseHVS 5a *1
90Bread LineE2 5c *4
91RyvitaHVS 5b *1
92Last ExitVS 4c *1
93Summer PuddingE1 5b *3
 IDWAL BUTTRESS  
95Sluice JuiceE4 5c 1
96Thorfinn SkullsplitterE4 6a 1
97Homicide WallE3 5c **20
98The Hangman's ReturnE4 6a *1
99LlofruddwyrE4 5c  
100Pocket WallS 4a *4
101Idwal ButtressD 45
102Red SlabD 18
103Goat SlabD 11
 SCRAMBLES  
105Seniors' Ridge1 *95
106Direct Approach to Seniors' Ridge2 *68
107Idwal Staircase and Continuation2 **116
108North-West Face Route2 *57
 WINTER ROUTES  
110East Wall GullyI/II 79
111White HopeIII *7
112Introductory GullyII *49
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Access notes
20 to 25 minutes walk along the trail from Ogwen Cottage.

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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