Craig y Castell (Tremadog)

Climbs 62 – Rocktype Dolerite – Altitude 250m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
Some great classics in the lower grades on perfect rock; tends also to be quiet. Single- and multi-pitch routes up to 220ft such as the wonderful Creagh Dhu Wall (HS 4b), One Step in the Crowds (E1 5b), The Wasp (E2 5c), Tensor (E2 6a) and Pellegra (E3 6a). (Might be a bit less than 250m above sea level! chrishedgehog)

Access notes
Park in Tremadog town square; or at the intersection of the A4085 and A498, in the short lane leading to a school. Do not block the lane with cars. The crag is a short walk from the lane.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Guidebooks
North Wales Climbs (2013), Tremadog (2010), North Wales Classics (2010), North Wales Rock (2006), Tremadog and Cwm Silyn (1989) (1989)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
1Jude the ObscureVS 4b
2Far From the Madding CrowdE1 5b
3JessHVS 5a
4Y Dewin DwlE1 5c
5MursenE1 5b
6Rala RwdinsE2 5c
7RwdlanHVS 5a
8SouvenirHVS 5a
9California DreamingE1 5c
10Shadow PlayHS 4b
11SourveldE1 5b
12Pleasure CruiseHVS 5a
13GestianaE1 5b
14Jill the ThrillHVS 5a
15Holly Tree VariationE1 5b
16BrassHVS 5a
17Cheap TrickE2 5c
18CarbonaraE2 5c
19HelixHVS 5a
20CawodHVS 5a
21WhirlwindHS 4b
22Blas y CynfydHVS
23RibidiresHS 4b
24Trick or TreatE2 6a
25Lonely EdgeE2 5c
26CorniogVS 4c
27PertE3 5c
28PryderiE1 5b
29September BlueE1 5b
30Knight on the TilesE3 5c
31PwyllE2 5c
32MimsyVD
33IolynS
34PulsarHVS 5a
35TiercelHS
36SalixHVS 5a *
37Jackdaw on the Edge of TimeE1 5b
38One Step in the CrowdsE1 5b
39Iron in the SoulE3 6b
40Creagh Dhu WallHS 4b ***
41Creagh Dhu Wall DirectVS 4c ***
42RomboldVS 5a
43Bigger BugE4 6a
44SisypusE2 5c
45The WaspE2 5c **
46PellagraE3 6a **
47TensorE2 6a ***
48Cruel ToneE3 6c
49TantalusHVS 5a *
50Titanium ManE4 6a *
51TarantulaHVS 5b
52Tarantula/TantalusE1 5b *
53NiobeVS 4c
54WhittingtonS
55MensorVS 4c **
56Sorry SallyE1 5b
57Castell High GirdleE2 5c *
58Castell Lower Girdle TraverseVS 4c
59Rich Packet *E1 5b
60Tales of Suspense *E4 6a *
61Multi-Dimensional Array *E3 6a
62Spinor *E4 *
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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The above comments apply only to the old guide. The new one is reliable
harold walmsley - 24/Jun/11
The approach descriptions in the guidebook have been rendered out of date by the construction of a new hospital. The approach now seems to follow a track along the boundary of the hospital nearest to the school, then up the woods and scree to the R. The guidebook descriptions of the approaches to Cheap Trick etc are hopeless as none of the mentioned features are visible.
harold walmsley - 27/Jul/09