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Twll Mawr

Gwynedd, WALES

Climbs 59 – Rocktype Slate – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features
Not for the faint-hearted or soft-headed. Some amazing routes, single and multi-pitch up to 219- the nearest Britain really has to Yosemite. (Leo Houlding spent a lot of time here.) Includes The Quarryman (E8 7a) but also many other easier routes. Some loose rock - helmets advised.

Access notes
From Bus Stop Quarry continue along the path, beyond Dalis and Never Never Land. The huge vista of rock should be obvious as you go on.

Weather forecast

 Today  Fri  Sat  Sun  Mon 

1.1mm rain
Mainly cloudy
13 °C
16 kph

0.6mm rain
Sunny periods
15 °C
24 kph

5.4mm rain
Cloudy
13 °C
22 kph

0.1mm rain
Sun
12 °C
14 kph

2.9mm rain
Sunny periods
17 °C
22 kph
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Guidebooks
North Wales Rock (2006), Cwm Silyn and Cwellyn (2003), Slate (1992), The Slate Wiki

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 WATFORD GAP  
2In Between Red and GreenE1 5a  
3Snoring ExploringE1 5b  
4Watford Gap WestVS 4b 3
 COMBAT ROCK AREA  
6Combat RockE1 5a *115
7Tunnel VisionV5 1
8Graffiti Drive ByV4 1
9RhyfelwrE2 5b *29
10Teenage KicksE4 6a * 
11Purple HazeE3 5b *9
12The Color PurpleE4 6a *3
13Cyclone BE3 6a 1
 THE ALCOVE  
15Lethal InjectionE2 5c 1
16Legal MurdersE3 6a *2
17Top GearE1 5b  
18Drunken LaughsE2 5b  
 THE QUARRYMAN WALL  
20BeijqueiroE3 6b *6
21Fleur-de-lisE6 6c ** 
22Coeur de LionE8 7a *** 
23The Meltdown9a *** 
24BlockheadE7 6c  
25King of the MezzE7 6c * 
26The QuarrymanE8 7a ***1
27The Fire EscapeE7 6c ** 
28Mike's TromboneE6 6a/b *** 
29Phil's HarmonicaE6 6c  
30The Wonderful World of Walt DisneyE6 6b ***5
31The DykeE6 6a  
32The Gay BladeE6 6a  
33The Rock Bottom Line7b+ ***5
 THE NORTH WALL  
 Climb nameGradex
35Opening GambitXS 5c 2
36HamadryadE3 5c  
37The Desolation of Smaug!6c **21
38The Razor's EdgeE3 6b  
39The True FinishE4 6b  
40BushmasterE3 6b  
41ScorpionXS 5b  
42Taith MawrE4 6a * 
43The Punters RetreatE3 5b  
44Bonza CrackHVS 5b *2
 THE SOUTH WALL UPPER  
46Practically EsotericE2 5c *1
47Birdman of Cae'r BerllanE2 5c  
48WolfhoundE4 6a * 
 THE SOUTH WALL  
50Booooom, Blast & RuinVS 4c *1
51Dark Side of the Moon7b *1
52Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun7a **3
53Imagine Dragons6b *3
54Cam-ikaze CornerE3 6a * 
55Black Holes and Revelations - The Wobbly Ladder Pitch6b **1
56Black Holes and Revelations7a **6
57In the Line of FireProject  
58Supermassive Black Hole7a ***44
59Running Scared7c+ * 
60Black Hole Sun7a+ ***23
 GOLGOTHA  
62The Daddy ClubE1 5b  
63Green Slip7a  
64Slip of the TongueE6 6c ** 
65Slip Sliding AwayE5 6b * 
66Split DecisionE6 6c ** 
67Tales of the golden MonkeyE2 5c * 
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Some links for The Rock Bottom Line, Supermassive Black Hole, Black Hole Sun and Black Holes and Revelations... http://dmmclimbing.com/news/2011/10/uks-longest-sport-route/ http://dmmclimbing.com/news/2011/07/four-pitch-sport-route-added-to-twll-mawr/ http://dmmclimbing.com/news/2011/11/like-father-like-son/
ian Ll-J - 04/Jun/12

Check out my photosynth panoramic at the base of SuperMassive Black Hole in Twill Mawr: http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=14473c30-e651-4868-aaf2-4e32706160a1&m=false&i=0:0:0&c=0:0:0&z=548.482755730145&d=-1.24564770520284:-1.17570765130743:-1.16470582811073&p=0:0&t=False
Jonny2vests - 11/Sep/11

A historical account of Joe Brown's early explorations in Twll Mawr...Note to self - must remember the beer next time next time I'm new routing in there :o) http://www.climbers-club.co.uk/journal/original/1970-1%20Journal-p31-38.pdf
ian Ll-J - 11/Sep/11