Climbs 45
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 100m a.s.l
Faces NE

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Rare ascent of Penelope © MJclimb

Crag features

This well-sheltered series of caves set above the 'Happy Valley' in Llandudno has recently been re-equipped and now holds a host of worthwhile mid-grade sport routes and some long fully bolted adventures.

The crag faces N/NE, and can offer shelter from inclement weather. After periods of wet weather, the lower walls do have some seepage, but the upper walls of Penelope and JSF remain dry in most weather.

Whilst not being of the same rock quality as the majority of the Orme, the routes deserve attention and would benefit from traffic. The crag has had a fairly thorough clean-up but care is still required.

There is still some re-equipping and active projects to be completed - please respect these.

Approach notes

Head for the Marine Drive in Llandudno but bear left towards the Ski Slope and Happy Valley. The best parking is at the Ski Slope and walk back down the steep road to approach the crag.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Elephant's Terrace Right - Sector Peter Gabriel
2 Surprise the Elephant E2 5c  
3 Shaking the Tree 6b  
4 Shock the Monkey
5 Wallflower 6c+ *  
6 Kiss That Frog 6c *  
7 Shosholoza 6b+  
8 All Weather Traverse 4b  
  Main Wall and Cave
10 Je Suis Charlie 6b+ ** 1
11 Jeux Sans Frontiers 6c+  
12 Closed Project Project  
13 New Moon Rising 7b *  
14 Pure Conjecture 7a ** 13
15 Pure Rejector 7b+ * 1
16 Roger's Variation 6b 2
17 Closed Project 2 Project  
Climb name Grade
18 Penelope 6a+ ** 1
19 Penelope Direct-ish 6c **  
20 Penelope Direct E4 5c  
21 Power Windows 6a+ 1
22 Zihon Zeme 6c+ 1
23 Colonel Hathi 6b  
24 Raindancing 6b 1
25 Kandula 6a+  
26 Ivory Trade 6a+ 3
27 The Golden Chopper 5c 10
28 Crowing with Caruso 6b 1
29 Closed Projects 3+4 Project  
30 The Light Spantastic
31 Elephant Man
32 Hippopotamuff 6b+  
33 Seperate Elephant
XS 6c  
Climb name Grade
  Elephant's Terrace Left
35 The Elephants Got the Hump
E1 5b  
36 Dandelion Express 6b+  
37 Fairground Attraction
38 Misplaced Childhood
6c+ * 1
39 A Show of Hands
7a+ * 1
40 Spitting Image
6b+ * 4
41 Wall and Groove
E1 5b * 1
42 Dwarf Antics
7a+ *  
43 Into the Groove
44 Space Walking
  The Sugar Lump Area
46 Tramp's Tea Party
f7C+ 2
  Moved climbs from Craig Dinas
48 Unknown Name E2 5b 1
49 Wall and Groove E1 5b * 1
50 Penelope HVS 5a  

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