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.

Rockfax App

Available in the Rockfax App

The Rockfax App brings together all the Rockfax climbing information with UKC logbooks and presents it into a user-friendly package for use on Apple iOS devices (Android version to follow).


Guidebooks

North Wales Winter

North Wales Winter covers the best and most reliable venues for winter climbing in North Wales including the classic gullies of the Trinity Face and the rarely-formed but absolutely essential ice climbs of Cascade and Central Icefall Direct in the Llanberis Pass. Also covered are the major ice lines of Cwm Idwal and the modern mixed climbs of Clogwyn Du and the huge cliff of The Black Ladders which rivals anything in Scotland and is home to long and committing adventures that give a full and tiring day out. This App version has all you need to find and assess the best routes whenever they are in 'nick'.
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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:
North Wales Winter Climbing (2010)
Llanberis (2009)

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Rock Climbs 
2GhostsE3 5c *8
3T'ouse Wall
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E3 5c *1
4The Wall
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E1 16
5Red Wall
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HVS 1
6Chequered Wall
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HVS 1
7Lung Fish
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E4 5c *3
8Silent Spring
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E4 6a **2
9Sunshine Breakfast
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VS 4c  
10Little Jim
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VS 4b 1
11Polling
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VS 4c 1
12Up Your Hacienda Jimmy
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VS 4b 1
13Election Flight
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HS 4a 1
 Winter Climbs 
15Chequered WallVI 6 *** 
16Central Icefall DirectVI 6 ***18

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