Climbs 46
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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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)

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Seniors Ridge
-
1 *86
2Direct Approach to Senior's Ridge2 *19
3Seniors RidgeI/II 2 *61
4Oblique GullyII/III 3 *19
5Grey LivesIV 5 *4
6Three Pitch Gully
-
M  
7Square Slabs
-
M  
8Narrow Gully
-
M 4
9Narrow Gully
-
II/III 3 *3
10Square Furrow
-
II/III 3 * 
 The Grey Group 
12Grey Rib
-
VS 4b *49
13Grey Gully
-
M  
14Grey Gully
-
II/III *4
15Grey Eliminate
-
E1 5b *3
16Grey SlabVS 4b ***311
17Grey Rib and Slab CombinationVS 4b ***19
18Grey GhostVI 6 ***4
19Grey ArÍteHVS 5a ***181
20Eminence Grise
-
E4 6b  
21Grey Wall
-
E4 5c *1
22The Ward/Edwards Pitch
-
E1 5a  
23Procrastination Cracks
-
VS 5a *7
24Procrastination Cracks
-
VI 6 *1
25Tower GrooveVS 4c *4
26Portcullis
-
E3 6a  
27Twisting Gully
-
D  
28Twisting GullyIV 4 *3
29Twisting Gully Buttress
-
D 6
 East Buttress 
31East Gully
-
VD  
32East GullyIV 3/4 *5
33East ArÍte
-
M **23
34Central Gully
-
S  
35Central Gully
-
IV 4 *5
36Central Gully Slabs
-
VD  
 Central Buttress 
38High Pasture
-
II 2 **9
39Central ArÍte
-
VD **254
40West Groove
-
VD  
41Great West Slab
-
VS 4b 5
42Western PassageE1 5a * 
 West Buttress 
44West Gully
-
S  
45Grass Route
-
S  
46Grass RouteIV 4 *1
47West ArÍte
-
M  
 Other 
49Arrow RouteM 1
50Bryant's Gully
-
2 **78
51The Girdle Traverse of Glyder Fawr
-
VD  

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