Climbs 32
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces SE

Slack Pitch 3 © Rog Wilko

Crag features

The largest and most accessible of the Moelwyns. Single- and muliti-pitch routes up to 385ft. Worth doing: Kirkus's Climb Direct (S), Pinky (VS 4c), Remembrance (E2 5b).

Approach notes

As for the rest of the Moelwyns.

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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 Rock (2006)
Meirionnydd (2002)
Tremadog and Cwm Silyn (1989) (1989)
The footpath over the river which goes from the parking area to the reservoir road will be shut from 14th September onwards whilst work is carried out to replace the bridge. Please take the reservoir road from its start during this work.
Matt Bill Platypus - 05/Sep/15
Approach description in N Wales Classics misses a crucial turning in Tan y Grisiau. Turn left, climbing under the railway, just after you enter the village.
Richard Alderton - 03/May/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1CrossoverHS 4b 32
2Orange OutangHS 4b *148
VS 4c **312
E2 5b 8
HVS 5a 3
6RemembranceE2 5b 1
HVS 5a 3
8Kirkus's ClimbS 4a **215
9Kirkus's Climb DirectS 4a **656
10Cuckoo Waltz
VS 5a 32
HVS 5a 3
S 4a 129
S 4a 52
14In MemoriamHVS 5a 15
15ChicVD *509
16BentS 4a *367
17SlickVD **604
18SlantVS 4b 27
19SlackS 4a **538
20TightS 15
21Pied Piper
S 4a 88
22One for the Road
D 23
HVS 5a 3
24Scaryitis *
E1 5b *1
25Hole and Corner Climb *D 1
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