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Esgair Maen Gwyn (Scimitar Ridge)

Gwynedd, WALES

Climbs 40 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 400m a.s.l – Faces E

Crag features
Slabby left flank, v steep E face (though its ridge, Schmitar Ridge, gives a long Severe). E face is quick-drying (compared to other local crags). Advisable to check routes with allegedly in-situ pegs by abseil first. Most climbs sound but some loose blocks possible. Descent by the ridge. Routes up to 100ft including Tufty Club Rebellion (E5 6a) and King Wad (E6 6b).

Access notes
Best car parking probably on the Pass, and walk up the hill - less far than up to the Cromlech.

Weather forecast

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0.0mm rain
Sun
16 °C
23 kph

8.5mm rain
Cloudy
15 °C
36 kph

43.1mm rain
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11 °C
24 kph

7.8mm rain
Cloudy
13 °C
30 kph

22.9mm rain
Mainly cloudy
13 °C
38 kph
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Guidebooks
North Wales Climbs (2013), Llanberis (2009),
Out of print: Llanberis (2003), Llanberis Pass (1994)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Scimitar RidgeS 4a *4
2The Bolton WandererE6 6b ** 
3ArtemisVD 3
4The Roc-Nest MonsterE4 6a ***62
5A Lot Less MonstrousE3 5c ***3
6Jack of WadsE4 6a **3
7King WadE5 6b ***36
8Surgical LustE7 6b **2
9Tufty Club RebellionE5 6b ***18
10TroyE1 5b *53
11Troy, Direct StartE3 6a 2
12ChreonE2 5b **63
13Soupa MarioE6 6a * 
14Romany SoupE5 6a *2
15KillerkrankyE5 6b ***67
16The Kicker ConspiracyE5 6a **19
17The Trumpet BlowersE7 6c ** 
18The Trumpet SlappersE7 6c *** 
19The 39 SlapsE7 6c **3
20AgamemnonE1 5b 3
 Climb nameGradex
21ScabbardVS 4c  
22HermesVS 5a  
23Kitten versus PigE5 6b * 
24Mutiny on the Mouse OrganE4 6a *1
25The Bells, The Bells, ...E5 6b  
26AchillesE3 5c  
27SpartaE3 5c *4
28ThermopylaeHVS 5a  
29XerxesE1 5b  
30Are You Having It about the MammothsE4 6b  
31Are You Having It about the Woolly MammothsX 10 ***3
320f7B *** 
33Eight Days In JuneV8 ***1
34RapierV2 *1
35Thor thumbsf6A+ 1
36Jug Itf5+ 1
37Un Named As Yetf6B 1
38Un Named As Yet 2f6C  
39Natural Selectionf6C 1
40Solid Rock Sandwichf6C 1
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The lower-off at the top - the rope looped directly through the in-situ wires. We didn't want to ab off it on its own.
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