Climbs 20
Rocktype Dolerite
Altitude 200m a.s.l
Faces S

Confidence of youth. © jsgreenwood

Crag features

Steep juggy climbing on good rock. Can be hard to find start of routes.

Approach notes

The dome-shaped crag just NE of Llyn Gwynant. Take the A498 and then head to Hafod y Rhisgl on the old road about 50m on. Park under trees. Cross the river by the footbridge (about 300m above the lake) and continue through the wood - about 10 minutes' walk.

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More Guidebooks:
North Wales Rock (2006)
Tremadog and Cwm Silyn (1989) (1989)
Bovine is well worthy of the three stars it gets. Worth visiting the crag for this climb alone.
Neil - 20/Aug/03
Steep crag, not for inexperienced climbers!
Stuart - 15/Jul/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
E1 5b 4
VS 4c 10
3FerdinandE2 5b ***70
4Carol Crack
HVS 4c 8
E1 5a 26
E1 5c 3
VS 4c **96
E5 6b ** 
9The Death WisherE2 5c **18
10PoacherE5 6b **6
11BovineHVS 5b **118
12OxineVS 4c ***269
13oxo - 1st 2 pitches
HS 4b 3
VS 22
15ToreadorE1 5b **5
16BoxineVS 4c ***1
17BoveroE2 5b **6
18King of the Swingersf7B+ ***1
19Billy Goats Grufff7A ***1
20The Matador
HVS 5a 1
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