Twll Mawr

Climbs 63 – Rocktype Slate – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features
Not for the faint-hearted or soft-headed, some loose rock so helmets advised. Twll Mawr is the home of some amazing routes, single and multi-pitch up to 219 metres the nearest Britain really has to Yosemite. (Leo Houlding spent a lot of time here.) The Big Hole is home to the famously impressive 'The Quarryman' (E8 7a) and 'The Meltdown' 9a. A number of single and multi pitch sport routes have been added over recent years including the 4 longest multi pitch sport routes in the UK, 'The Rock Bottom Line' 135 metres, 'The Desolation of Smaug' 145 metres, 'Long in the Twll / The North is Rising' 160 metres and 'Tan y Ddraig' 180 metres.

NOTE: If you've enjoyed any of the bolted routes in Twll Mawr please consider donating to the North Wales Bolt Fund :-)

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.

Llanberis Slate (2011), North Wales Rock (2006), Cwm Silyn and Cwellyn (2003), Slate (1992), The Slate Wiki

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2In Between Red and GreenE1 5a  
3Snoring ExploringE1 5b  
4Watford Gap WestVS 4b 3
6Combat RockE1 5b **122
7Tunnel VisionV5 1
8Graffiti Drive ByV4 1
9RhyfelwrE2 5b *30
10Teenage KicksE4 6a * 
11Purple HazeE3 5b *9
12The Color PurpleE4 6a *3
13Cyclone BE3 6a 1
15Lethal InjectionE2 5c 1
16Legal MurdersE3 6a *2
17Top GearE1 5b  
18Drunken LaughsE2 5b  
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+ ***9
35Opening GambitXS 5c 2
36Long in the Twll/The North will Rise Again6c *7
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If You've enjoyed any of the bolted sports routes in Twll Mawr please consider donating to the North Wales Bolt Fund :-)
ian Ll-J - 04/May/15
How to Find Twll Mawr on You tube...
ian Ll-J - 08/Mar/15
Some links for The Rock Bottom Line, Supermassive Black Hole, Black Hole Sun and Black Holes and Revelations...
ian Ll-J - 04/Jun/12
Check out my photosynth panoramic at the base of SuperMassive Black Hole in Twill Mawr:
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)
ian Ll-J - 11/Sep/11