Craig Braich Ty Du (Arm of the Black House)

Climbs 40 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude ? – Faces S

Crag features
Series of cliffs with extremely complex structure; climbing is good despite the occasional patches of friable rock. Plenty of space for new routing for those thus inclined. Rarely busy. Mainly multi-pitch routes to 80m.

Receives lots of sun so will dry quickly, but are exposed to any bad weather.

Access notes
From the parking at Ogwen Cottage on the A5, cross the road and gain the hillside under the crag via the stile.

Guidebooks
North Wales Climbs (2013), North Wales Classics (2010), Ogwen and Carneddau (1993)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
 OGWEN PINACLE 
2Pont Pen y Benglog ButtressD
 BUTTRESS 1 
 BUTTRESS 2 
 BUTTRESS 3 
6WiddershinsVS 4c *
7Apprentice's RouteHVS 4c *
8Braich Ty Du Face Right-Hand Start3 *
 BUTTRESS 4 
 BUTTRESS 5 
11Pinnacle RidgeVD ***
12Braich Ty Du Face2 *
 BUTTRESS 6 
14Custodian's CreepS
 BUTTRESS 7 
16Decameron RibVS 4b
17TemptationVD
18PatienceS
 BUTTRESS 8 
20Route TwoS
21Cuckoo GrooveHVS 4c
 BUTTRESS 9 
23GargoyleS
24Menage et ToiV6 **
25Renaissance Of The Small HoldV8 **
26Ogwen CrackE7 6c **
27Cluck's Nook HS
28Alouette VS
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
Route finding can be daunting at first, with I think 9 seperate buttresses. But once you find a landmark (No. 7 has 2 diamond-shaped roofs on it) it all falls into place. Very quiet, despite being in spitting distance of Ogwen Cottage. And you can watch the hordes trooping up the path to Idwal Slabs as you belay!
KeithW - 04/Nov/05