Craig Braich Ty Du (Arm of the Black House)

Climbs 40 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude ? – Faces S

Crag features
This ;little frequented crag comprises an area of broken butresses and grass/scree filled gullies nearly 100m above the A5 on the slopes of Pen yr Ole Wen. It is the most accessible crag in the Carneddau.

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.

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

North Wales Climbs (2013), North Wales Classics (2010), Scrambles in Snowdonia (2002), Ogwen and Carneddau (1993)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Pont Pen y Benglog ButtressD 3
6WiddershinsVS 4c *3
7Apprentice's RouteHVS 4c *1
8Braich Ty Du Face Right-Hand Start3 *7
11Pinnacle RidgeVD **249
12Braich Ty Du Face2 *27
14Custodian's CreepS 1
16Decameron RibVS 4b **24
17Manic MondayE2 5c  
18TemptationVD 3
19PatienceS 4
21Route TwoS **22
22Cuckoo GrooveHVS 4c *10
24GargoyleS 1
25Menage et ToiV6 **4
26Renaissance Of The Small HoldV8 **2
27Ogwen CrackE7 6c **1
28Cluck's NookHS 1
29AlouetteVS 1
30Grugog TowerIV 4/5 ** 
32Grugog GullyIV 4  
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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