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Climbs 17
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 500m a.s.l
Faces S

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Ned Feehally repeating Will on the Mallory boulder © Nick Brown

Crag features

Impressive boulder high on the hill overlooking the Pen Y Gwryd hotel, between Pen Y Pass and Capel Curig. A good summer venue, which offers some striking steep lines. Take a couple of pads for the flat, rocky landing. The problems have v. high but easier finishes.

Approach notes

Park at the lay-bys next to Pen Y Gwryd, follow miner's track NE up the hill for approx 30mins, and then contour West, above a large split boulder to reach the rounded Mallory boulder.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Seam Grip
f6C ** 1
2 Seams Right
f6B ** 2
3 NWB P3
f6A * 1
4 Line of the Crag f6B ** 10
5 Mallory Traverse
f6B * 3
6 Cosmic Wheels V9 ** 27
Climb name Grade
7 Cosmic Wheels into Line of the Crag f7B *  
8 Will V11 ** 12
9 Menstrual Joskin (AKA: Mallory Crack) V7 ** 14
10 Cosmic Joskin V10 * 2
11 Tenzing f8A+ ** 2
12 Barking Direct V4 6a ** 26
Climb name Grade
13 Uni-kitty
V7 * 2
14 Quack Crack f6B+ ** 3
15 Big Bad Bari f6C 2
16 Tea Song
f7A ** 1
17 Higgs boson f6B+ * 1

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