Climbs 214
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 300m a.s.l
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Boysen's Groove. © Mark Bullock

Crag features

The collection of boulders on the south side of the pass behind the ynws ettws (climbers club) hut going up towards craig y rhaeadr. Classic Welsh bouldering in a brilliant location on excellent rock.

Approach notes

Parking can be difficult on busy days if you're not a member of the climbers club

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Ynys Ettws boulders
2 The Crook Roof
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V5 ** 32
3 Pebble Power V4 * 3
4 The Dash V3 * 51
5 Dash Arete
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V1 * 42
6 Dash Traverse V5 * 7
7 Fear of a Slopey Planet V6 ** 68
8 Problem 5 Ynws Ettws Boulders V1 * 3
9 Problem 6 Ynws Ettws Boulders V8 *  
10 Boysen's Roof V4 ** 18
11 Boysen's Roof SS V7 ** 5
12 Problem 8 Ynys Ettws Boulders V3 * 13
13 Early bath * f6A+ 1
14 Red card * f6B 1
15 Really?! * f6A 1
16 The Amateur * f7A+ * 1
17 The Dash SS *
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f6B+ * 5
18 Crook roof LH *
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f7B 2
  Utopia
20 Slapshot
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V4 * 5
21 Problem 2 Utopia Boulder V1 * 26
22 Minor Threat
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V4 3
23 Midget Gem
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V5 * 5
24 Utopia Righthand
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V5 ** 21
25 Utopia Traverse V6 ** 33
26 The Crack
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V0 ** 70
27 Problem 8 Utopia Boulder
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V5 * 10
28 The Pebble
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V6 *** 17
29 The Flake
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V0- *** 190
30 Problem 11 Utopia Boulder V5 * 5
31 Utopia Central V4 ** 120
32 Johnny's Jump V6 *** 6
33 The Groove
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V2 *** 160
34 The Groove SS V4 *** 49
35 The Groove Direct Finish V4 **  
36 The Groove Dyno V7 ** 1
37 Utopia Lefthand
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V5 ** 92
38 Utopia Lefthand SS V7 ** 19
39 Back Arete
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V0- * 33
40 Press Gang * f6A * 1
41 The North Face * f4 7
42 Matterhorn ArĂȘte * f3+ 8
43 Back Arete SDS * f6A * 3
  Pieshop
45 Pie Shop V9 * 16
46 Happy Snapper V4 * 9
47 Gettin' The Chop V3 * 6
48 Paul's Arete
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V1 * 36
49 Paul's Arete SS
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V3 * 18
50 Problem 4 Pieshop Boulders
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V2 17
51 Ham Thwack
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V2 * 25
52 Problem 6 Pieshop Boulders
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V0 24
53 Pythagoras
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V10 *  
54 Humble Pie Disorder
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V11 **  
55 Problem 9 Pieshop Boulders
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V2 * 31
56 Kebab Legs
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V3 * 21
57 Rampant Slapper
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V4 * 7
58 Pie Eyed
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V8+ * 3
59 Plinth Eyed f7B ** 19
60 Beef Growler f7B ** 5
61 Beef Pasty f7B+ ** 2
62 Beef pasty RH finish f7C * 1
63 Chip Shop Slapper
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V3 * 20
64 The Pieman
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V3 * 37
65 The Nasty Pastie
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V4 7
66 Rampant Kebab
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V5 * 1
  Wavelength
68 Gav's Sitter V6 * 26
69 Scoop Arete
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V1 ** 139
70 New Wave V9 ** 2
71 The Shelf V3 ** 222
72 The Groove
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V4 *** 184
73 Wavelength Central
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V2 ** 137
74 Wavelength Central SS V5 ** 16
75 Hellraiser V5 * 24
76 Hellraiser SDS
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f7B ** 1
Climb name Grade
77 King Of Drunks Stand Start V5 *** 99
78 King Of Drunks V6 *** 333
79 Wavelength
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V8+ ** 31
80 King Of Drunks Righthand V6 ** 29
81 Problem 9 Wavelength Boulder V0 * 17
82 Problem 10 Wavelength Boulder VB 5
83 Small Potato Wall
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V1 * 22
84 Small Potato Arete
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V0+ ** 24
85 Small Potato Arete SS
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V5 ** 14
86 Wedgie Lefthand V4 ** 32
87 Wedgie Righthand
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V4 ** 3
88 The Ferret * f7B+ * 1
89 The Stoat * f7A 1
90 The Rat * f5+ 6
91 Run Badger, Run * f5 7
92 Wavelength groove sds *
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f6C ** 6
  Jess Boulder
94 Jess LH V5 * 5
95 Jess RH V6 ** 4
  Grooves Boulder
97 Flake ArĂȘte V3 ** 5
98 Groove Left Hand f6B+ ** 2
99 Deep Throat Donut
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V5 * 29
100 Boysen's groove V4 *** 249
101 Boysen's Groove SS V7 ** 17
102 The Witch Sit Start V8 ** 1
103 The Witch V7 ** 68
104 Witches Knickers
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V8 * 7
105 Groove Righthand V5 ** 44
106 Paul's Bulge
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V5 ** 49
107 Six Pack V5 * 11
108 How's Yer Plummin'
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V4 * 3
109 The Ramp V4 * 15
  Lower Satellites
111 Klem's Traverse
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V4 * 1
112 Ninja Cut
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V0+ ** 36
113 Split Ends
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V0+ * 24
114 Split Rock Groove
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V0- ** 29
115 Split Rock Traverse
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V1 * 6
116 Supa Dupa Fly
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V1 ** 10
117 Ice Hockey Haircut
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V3 * 8
118 The Appauling Traverse
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V3 ** 11
119 The Low Traverse
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V5 * 4
120 The Crack
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V0+ ** 9
121 Appauled V5 ** 12
122 Appauling
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V6 * 5
123 Mark's Gritty Sitter
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V4 * 25
124 Pants V3 * 13
125 Problem 15 Lower Satellites
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V0+ * 20
126 Problem 16 Lower Satellites V1 * 26
127 Problem 17 Lower Satellites
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V0- * 23
128 Trouty's Sitter
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V4 * 1
129 Up Bombay
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V0+ ** 15
130 Problem 20 Lower Satellites
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V0 * 14
131 Problem 21 Lower Satellites
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V2 11
132 Sugar Chunk V1 * 11
133 Sweetness V3 ** 8
134 Problem 24 Lower Satellites
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V3 * 2
135 Problem 25 Lower Satellites
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V0+ ** 5
136 Problem 26 Lower Satellites V0+ ** 5
137 21st Century (Digital Boy) V7 *  
138 In The Attic V4 ** 8
139 Cellar Swings V5 ** 5
140 Toxicity V6 * 4
141 Broken Man * f6C+ * 1
142 Ninja Cut SDS *
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f6C **  
143 Supa Dupa Fly SDS *
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f6C ** 1
  Upper Satellites
145 Message To Rudy
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V8 * 1
146 Motor Away V5 *  
147 Problem 3 Upper Satellites
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V4 * 2
148 Problem 4 Upper Satellites
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V4 * 3
149 The Ramp
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V2 ** 2
150 Northern Soul f7A ** 28
151 The Confederate
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V8 ** 4
152 Arse Soul f7A ** 32
Climb name Grade
153 Kris' Groove
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V4 *** 17
154 Kris' Groove SS
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V7 ** 2
155 Forcing The Rhubarb
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V5 * 2
156 The bulge * f6A ** 1
157 Scrittle * f6A 1
158 Northern Scum * f7C 1
159 Northern deadpan * f6C * 1
  The Meadow
161 Zen Arcade
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V8+ **  
162 Moose's Mantel
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V5 * 3
163 Problem 2 The Meadow Boulders V0 * 11
164 Problem 3 The Meadow Boulders V0 * 11
165 Monkey Magic
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V6 ** 1
166 Killer Weed f6C+ ** 42
167 Meadow Crack V2 ** 30
168 Meadow Roof f6C ** 57
169 Lotus
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V10 ** 10
170 Gwion's Traverse
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V3 * 2
171 Meadow Groove
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V0 ** 7
172 Willy Two Goes
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V8 *** 4
173 Fish Finger * f7A 1
174 Fish Face * f7A 1
175 Meadow Arete *
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f5+ * 1
176 Meadow Roof Lefthand * f6B * 1
  The Dome
178 Death Of An Idiot V1 ** 11
179 Hughes Direct
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V1 * 9
180 Nick's Arete V5 ** 14
181 Welcome To Krell V3 ** 13
182 Krell Righthand V1 * 13
183 Lordy, Lordy V5 *** 74
184 Dome Head
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V1 * 6
185 Lord Huntz V4 * 14
186 Sauternes LH *
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f6A ** 2
187 Sauternes RH *
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f6A ** 1
  Beyond The Dome
189 Tiger Tiger
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V5 * 3
190 The Wolf
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V5 ** 6
191 The Slopes Of Hope
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V4 *  
192 5 Knuckle Shuffle
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V8 * 2
193 Alfred McAlpine
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V5 *  
  Misc
195 Sky Pilates f6C 1
196 Nightmare On Elm Street f6C+ 1
197 Rage f6C ** 1
198 Rabbit f6A 1
199 The wonderful life of Walter gritty f6C 1
200 Wavelength SS f7C *** 2
201 Finesse * f6C * 1
202 Fear of a slopey plantagenet * f6C * 1
203 A girl called april * f6C+ 1
204 Ham thwack extension * f6A+ * 1
205 Cheese block * f5+ 1
206 Ham groove * f5 1
207 Jews harp * f5 1
208 Sandbag * f6A 1
209 Slot arete * f5 * 1
210 Penny slots * f6C 1
211 Not another slopey lip traverse * f6A 1
212 The jug jug bird * f5+ 1
213 The crumble roof * f6A+ 1
214 Petite arete * f6C * 1
215 Legend * f5+ 1
216 Beneath the 'tache * VE 1
217 Rock lobster * f6A 1
218 Father's day * f6A 1
219 Amateurish * f6C+ 1
220 Groovy boy * f6A+ 1
221 The dash roof * f6B+ 1
222 Dash roof lefthand. * f6A+ 1
223 Seams thin * f6C+ 1
224 Body boogie * f5 1
225 Love Pie * f7C+ * 3
226 Northern Soul SS * f7B ** 3
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