Climbs 43
Rocktype Rhyolite

Faces NE

Half way up in deep powder. © Adam T

Crag features

Nice crag to escape the crowds. Fine quality rock, with easy grade routes, multi-pitch to 100 metres.

Approach notes

Approach from Glan Dena at the east end of Llyn Ogwen (SH668606). There is ample parking along the main road. A track leads to Tal y Llyn farm. Just before the farm turn up right and walk along a wall to a stile. Go over this and then an initially faint path zigzags up the hillside west of Afon Lloer to a stone wall. After the wall the path eventually leads into the cwm, and so the llyn. The crag is beyond the llyn, as is a small flat area of ground on which to set up a nice little campsite for the weekend.

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More Guidebooks:
North Wales Rock (2006)
Ogwen and Carneddau (1993)
Welsh Winter Climbs (1988)
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Summer Rock Climbs 
2Central Route
3HhierVS 4b 1
4Good Egg
HVS 5a  
6The Eastern AreteD 10
7Kirkus's RouteVS 5a ***84
8First Trinity GrooveVD  
9The RibS *35
10Second Trinity GrooveS  
11Third Trinity GrooveHVS 5a 1
12Central RidgeVS 4b *22
13Grooved RidgeD 6
14North AreteD *28
15Bivouac ButtressD 1
16Slab Route II
17Slab Route I
M 1
18Chimney ButtressD  
19Hale Bop
HVS 5a 1
 Summer Scrambles 
21Broad Gully Ridge
2 8
22Craig Lloer Spur
3 *47
 Winter Routes 
24Hourglass Gully
I 88
25Broad Gully
I/II 209
26Broad Gully IcefallV 5 *7
V 5 **3
IV 4 *6
29Moonrise Direct
VI 7 ** 
IV 5  
IV 4 4
32Left-hand Y Gully
II *23

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