Craig Braich Ty Du (Arm of the Black House)

Climbs 40 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude ? – Faces W

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 80 metres.

Access notes
The cliffs lie on the west flank of Pen yr Ole Wen, approximately 100 metres above the A5, extending for about a kilometre north west from Ogwen Cottage, parallel to the road.

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 3
 BUTTRESS 1  
 BUTTRESS 2  
 BUTTRESS 3  
6WiddershinsVS 4c *3
7Apprentice's RouteHVS 4c *1
8Braich Ty Du Face Right-Hand Start3 *6
 BUTTRESS 4  
 BUTTRESS 5  
11Pinnacle RidgeVD ***223
12Braich Ty Du Face2 *24
 BUTTRESS 6  
14Custodian's CreepS 1
 BUTTRESS 7  
16Decameron RibVS 4b 24
17TemptationVD 3
18PatienceS 4
 BUTTRESS 8  
20Route TwoS 22
21Cuckoo GrooveHVS 4c 10
 BUTTRESS 9  
23GargoyleS 1
24Menage et ToiV6 **1
25Renaissance Of The Small HoldV8 **2
26Ogwen Crack *E7 6c **1
27Cluck's Nook *HS 1
28Alouette *VS 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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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