North Wales Climbs

Author Mark Reeves, Mark Glaister
Published Rockfax (2023)
ISBN 978-1-873341-93-3



North Wales Climbs spans 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 Ormes of Llandudno. As is normally the case with the selected Rockfax guidebooks, the choice of what to include is based as much on the crag it is on as the route itself. If we include a crag then we tend to include a good selection of routes on that crag.

The 2023 edition builds on the successful 2013 edition with many extra routes and mostly new aerial crag photography throughout. All the maps have been improved and there is a completely new set of stunning action photographs.

Other editions of this guidebook
North Wales Climbs Rockfax (2013)

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Crags covered by this Guide
Anglesey crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Gogarth North Stack and Main Cliff 348 Quartzite W
Gogarth South Stack 209 Quartzite SW
Holyhead Mountain 141 Quartzite all
Porth Dafarch 44 Quartzite SW
Rhoscolyn 192 Quartzite S
The Range 229 Quartzite all
Conwy crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Castell y Gwynt 23 Limestone N
Castle Inn Quarry 70 Limestone S
Lighthouse Crags 216 Limestone N
Lower Pen Trwyn 72 Limestone E
Pen Trwyn 360 Limestone NE
Penmaen Head 109 Limestone W
Penmaenbach Quarry 86 Diorites N
Tramstation Crag 64 Limestone S
Gwynedd crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Australia 297 Slate ?
Barmouth Quarry 33 Slate S
Barmouth Slabs 34 Gritstone SE
Bodychain 57 - ?
Bus Stop Quarry 132 Slate ?
Cadair Idris - Penygadair 159 - all
California 39 Slate S
Carnedd Y Filiast (Cairn of the Greyhound Bitch) 42 Rhyolite SE
Carreg Alltrem 27 Rhyolite W
Carreg Hyll-Drem 54 Microgranite SW
Carreg Mianog 49 Sandstone (hard) SE
Carreg Wastad 78 Rhyolite S
Carreg y Foel Gron 129 Welsh igneous SW
Castell Cidwm 24 Rhyolite SE
Clogwyn Bochlwyd 18 Rhyolite NW
Clogwyn Cyrau 110 Rhyolite S
Clogwyn Du'r Arddu (Cloggy) 215 Rhyolite N
Clogwyn Gafr (aka Craig Fach) 22 Rhyolite N
Clogwyn y Bustach 87 Dolerite SW
Clogwyn y Ddysgl 72 Rhyolite NW
Clogwyn y Garnedd 34 Welsh igneous NE
Clogwyn y Grochan 100 Rhyolite S
Clogwyn y Tarw (The Gribin Facet) 95 Rhyolite N
Clogwyn y Wenallt 22 Dolerite S
Clogwyn yr Eryr (Crafnant) 87 - SE
Clogwyn yr Oen (Moelwyns) 32 Rhyolite SE
Craig Aderyn (Teyrn Bluffs) 9 Rhyolite SW
Craig Braich Ty Du (Pen yr Ole Wen) 53 Rhyolite S
Craig Bwlch y Moch (Tremadog) 198 Dolerite S
Craig Cwm Glas Bach 59 Rhyolite NW
Craig Cywarch (aka Craig Cowarch) 260 Welsh igneous E
Craig Ddu 50 Rhyolite SW
Craig Lloer 43 Rhyolite NE
Craig Pant Ifan (Tremadog) 177 Dolerite S
Craig Rhiw Goch 11 Rhyolite S
Craig y Castell (Tremadog) 65 Dolerite SW
Craig y Clipiau (Moelwyns) 45 Rhyolite S
Craig y Gesail (Tremadog) 61 Dolerite SW
Craig y Rhaeadr 22 Rhyolite NW
Craig Y Tonnau 20 - S
Craig Yr Wrysgan 75 Rhyolite SE
Craig Yr Ysfa 81 Rhyolite SE
Cwm Cneifion 33 Rhyolite NW
Cyrn Las (Gyrn Las) 36 Rhyolite E
Dali's Hole 93 Slate ?
Devils Kitchen (Cwm Idwal) - (Clogwyn y Geifr) 92 Ice N
Dinas Cromlech 82 Rhyolite S
Dinas Mot 140 Rhyolite N
Esgair Maen Gwyn (Scimitar Ridge) 42 Rhyolite E
Gideon Quarries 123 Slate all
Glyder Fach 111 Rhyolite N
Glyder Fawr 56 Rhyolite N
Gravestones/ Hidden Wall/ Yr Ochr Wen/ Twll Tin 50 Rhyolite NW
Idwal Slabs (aka Cwm Idwal) 126 Rhyolite W
Llech Ddu (Black Slab) 44 Rhyolite N
Llechau Mawr 50 Gritstone NE
Llechog 8 Rhyolite all
Maenofferen 21 Rhyolite S
Never Never Land 99 Slate W
Rainbow Slab Area 179 Slate E
Serengeti 69 Slate E
Simdde Ddu 80 Rhyolite SE
Sub Cneifion Rib 8 Rhyolite NW
Tryfan 159 Rhyolite E
Tryfan Fach [Little Tryfan] 30 Rhyolite NW
Twll Mawr 84 Slate NW
Y Grisiau 10 Gritstone NW
Y Lliwedd 142 Rhyolite N
Ysgolion Duon (Black Ladders) 55 Rhyolite N
Meirionnydd crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Chwarel Manod 15 Rhyolite ?
Powys crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Gist Ddu 37 Rhyolite E

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