Climbs 31
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 828m a.s.l
Faces N

Wales in the sun © Mark Eddy

Crag features

Variable rock, from super-rough to very smooth. Some gems, including the classic "Grey Arete" (*** HVS). Multi-pitch routes to 200 metres.

Approach notes

This cliff is the culmination of the Idwal Slabs, situated near the summit of Glyder Fawr. With an early start, the worst of the screes on the approach can be avoided by choosing a combination of routes on the slabs below.

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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)

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Seniors Ridge
1 *81
2Direct Approach to Senior's Ridge2 *16
3Seniors RidgeI/II 2 *61
4Oblique GullyII/III 3 *19
5Grey LivesIV 5 *4
6Narrow Gully
M 4
7Narrow Gully
II/III 3 *3
8Square Furrow
II/III 3 * 
 The Grey Group 
10Grey Rib
VS 4b *47
11Grey Gully
12Grey Eliminate
E1 5b *3
13Grey SlabVS 4b ***304
14Grey Rib and Slab CombinationVS 4b ***17
15Grey GhostVI 6 ***4
16Grey AreteHVS 5a ***177
17Procrastination Cracks
VS 5a *7
18Procrastination Cracks
VI 6 *1
19Tower GrooveVS 4c *4
20Twisting GullyIV 4 *3
21Twisting Gully Buttress
D 6
 East Buttress 
23East GullyIV 3/4 *5
24East Arete
M **21
25Central Gully
IV 4 *5
26High Pasture
II 2 **9
 Central Buttress 
28Central Arete
VD **251
29Great West Slab
VS 4b 5
30Western PassageE1 5a * 
 West Buttress 
32Grass RouteIV 4 *1
34Arrow RouteM 1
35Bryant's Gully
2 **77

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