Climbs 20
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 400m a.s.l
Faces NW

James McHaffie leading the first pitch of Cascade (V), Craig y Rhaeadr, Llanberis Pass © Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor

Crag features

Multi-pitch routes up to 400ft. Fine position, unusual atmosphere, compact rock which can make gear placements hard to find. Notable for Silent Spring (E3 5c), with some good routes also to the left of the main area including The Wall (E1).

Approach notes

Lies above Yns Etws (the Climbers' Club hut). Walk up the hill.


North Wales Climbs

North Wales Climbs covers the best climbing from the whole of this huge and varied area. The book is modelled on the very popular West Country Climbs which set a new standard for selected climb guidebooks back in 2010. It contains all the routes from the 2010 publication North Wales Classics and many more routes and areas, with expanded descriptions and much bigger photo-topos. The book covers all the major mountain crags from Llanberis Pass, to Cloggy; and from Ogwen to the Carneddau. It also includes the Llanberis Slate quarries, Tremadog, the Moelwyns, the Gwynant Valley, Mid-Wales, Gogarth and the North Coast Limestone.
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North Wales Classics

A significant addition to the Rockfax stable; North Wales Classics is a pocket-sized guide packs in hundreds of superb routes throughout the mountains of Snowdonia. From Tremadog to Tryfan, and everywhere in between, the book covers mid-grade routes on the best crags and features top-notch photo-topos and inspirational action shots taking you where you want to go.
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More Guidebooks:
Llanberis (2009)

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Rock Climbs 
2GhostsE3 5c *8
3T'ouse Wall
E3 5c *1
4The Wall
E1 18
5Red Wall
6Chequered Wall
7Lung Fish
E4 5c *3
8Silent Spring
E4 6a **2
9Sunshine Breakfast
VS 4c  
10Little Jim
VS 4b 1
VS 4c 1
12Up Your Hacienda Jimmy
VS 4b 1
13Election Flight
HS 4a 1
 Winter Climbs 
15Chequered WallVI 6 *** 
16Central Icefall DirectVI 6 ***18
17Chequered Wall/Central Icefall Direct ComboV 6 1
18Waterfall Climb
IV 5 **1
19CascadeV 5 ***34
20Grooved SlabIV 6
21Mortuary SlabV 1

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