Climbs 41
Rocktype Microgranite
Altitude 200m a.s.l
Faces SW

Hardd © jethro kiernan

Crag features

The rock type, felsite, gives very steep climbing on odd, smoothish rock: not for slab climbers. Single- and multi-pitch routes up to 220ft, including Hardd (E2 5c) and the "out there!!" route of Samurai Groove (E3 5c).

Approach notes

Lies immediately above the A4085 Aberglaslyn to Penrhyndeudraeth road, about 1mi N of Carreg.

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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.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Tremadog (2010)
North Wales Rock (2006)
Tremadog and Cwm Silyn (1989) (1989)
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Big Fin Reef Squid
E5 6b 1
E2 5c  
3King Kong
E3 5c *19
4King Kong Troubador ConnectionE3 5c ***15
5Compromising Positions
E4 6b * 
E2 5c *19
7Sunset Traverse
HVS 5a 3
8The Burner
E2 5b **58
9Burner Direct
E5 6a ** 
10Raving Lunatic
E5 6b ** 
11Raging Bull
E6 6b **1
12Total Bull
E4 6a  
13Flare Up
E6 6c * 
14Samurai GrooveE3 5c ***43
15The Hyll Drem GirdleHVS 5a **326
16Going for Gold
E6 6c *** 
E5 6b **2
18The WildebeestE4 6a **20
19Rain Shadow
E5 6b ** 
E4 6b * 
21HarddE2 5c ***132
22Hardd Original
E1 5c **6
23Hardd Wildebeest Combination
E3 5c **6
24Welsh Water Subversion
E5 6b 1
E4 5c  
26The SPook
E1 5c  
HVS 5a  
28Bay of Pigs
E6 6b * 
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