Climbs 33
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 250m a.s.l
Faces S

Coiling the ropes at the end of the day © Nicholas Livesey

Crag features

To the west along the A4086 road from Capel Curig the Dyffryn Mymbyr valley opens out beyond Plas y Brenin, and apart from the forestry plantation on the slopes of Moel Siabod there is little evidence of man's presence other than a few scattered hill farms. In the distance the peaks of Snowdon group capture the attention and it is easy to ignore the broad, seemingly featureless hillside to the right, the southern flank of the Glyder Fach to Gallt yr Ogof ridge. But this extensive area is not without interest for the climber: Craig yr Haul is the least-frequented crag in the valley but offers a varied selection of climbs on good rock, enhanced by its sunny aspect. The RAC Boulders are a well known venue with roadside access and the nearby crag has some concentrated testpieces. Finally, Creigiau Llynnau Mymbyr offer steep pitches on clean rock with easy access for a short visit.

Guidebooks

Went last Saturday in good weather, anticipating that it might be busy, but had the place to ourselves. Routes a bit dirtier than expected which required care on the foot placements in a damp October.
FrJ - 25/Oct/12
I recently climbed on 'The Blocks' and was pleasantly surprised. Short routes but packed with great moves and stiff for the grade...well worth a quick visit :o)
Nicholas Livesey - 25/Apr/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  The Blocks
2 Partick Thistle Nil
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HVS 5b 12
3 Blockhead
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S 4a 63
4 Blockbuster
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E1 5b 13
5 Evan's Corner
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VS 4b * 71
6 Ginnel Chimney
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D 79
7 Kinell Wall
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E2 5c * 18
8 Ginnel Wall
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E1 5b ** 83
9 Ginnel Wall Right Hand
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HVS 5b * 42
10 V-Groove
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S 82
11 Chatterbox
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S 113
12 Sentry Box
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VD 72
13 Letter Box
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VS 4c * 118
14 Swear Box HVS 5a ** 3
15 Slab & Crack
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VD 129
16 Slab Middle V0 4
17 Slab Right V0 5
  Clogwyn Wen
19 HOALT HVS 5a * 18
20 Moby Dick
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E1 5b * 17
21 Bore E3 6a ** 15
22 Direct Route HS 4b * 77
23 High Cross E2 5b ** 14
24 Anos HVS 5a * 52
25 Proten
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HVS 5a * 34
26 Zig-Zag
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VD * 26
27 Joycean VS 4c 12
  Clogwyn Ddu
29 Pock Wall
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S 38
30 Holly Tree Buttress
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VD * 42
31 Holly Variant VS 4c 2
32 Holly ArĂȘte HVS 5a 4
33 The Temptation of St Julitta
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VD 1
34 Troove S 3
35 Sheep Pen Direct
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VS 4c * 18
36 Moist VD 7

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