Climbs 188
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces all

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 ** 26
3 Pebble Power V4 * 2
4 The Dash V3 * 38
5 Dash Arete
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V1 * 31
6 Dash Traverse V5 * 2
7 Fear of a Slopey Planet V6 ** 60
8 Problem 5 Ynws Ettws Boulders V1 * 1
9 Problem 6 Ynws Ettws Boulders V8 *  
10 Boysen's Roof V4 ** 14
11 Boysen's Roof SS V7 ** 3
12 Problem 8 Ynys Ettws Boulders V3 * 9
  Utopia
14 Slapshot
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V4 * 4
15 Problem 2 Utopia Boulder V1 * 24
16 Minor Threat
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V4 3
17 Midget Gem
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V5 * 4
18 Utopia Righthand
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V5 ** 20
19 Utopia Traverse V6 ** 32
20 The Crack
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V0 ** 57
21 Problem 8 Utopia Boulder
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V5 * 8
22 The Pebble
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V6 *** 15
23 The Flake
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V0- *** 155
24 Problem 11 Utopia Boulder V5 * 2
25 Utopia Central V4 ** 100
26 Johnny's Jump V6 *** 5
27 The Groove
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V2 *** 138
28 The Groove SS V4 *** 35
29 The Groove Direct Finish V4 **  
30 The Groove Dyno V7 ** 1
31 Utopia Lefthand
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V5 ** 79
32 Utopia Lefthand SS V7 ** 14
33 Back Arete
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V0- * 29
  Pieshop
35 Pie Shop V9 * 9
36 Happy Snapper V4 * 4
37 Gettin' The Chop V3 * 5
38 Paul's Arete
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V1 * 25
39 Paul's Arete SS
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V3 * 11
40 Problem 4 Pieshop Boulders
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V2 14
41 Ham Thwack
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V2 * 20
42 Problem 6 Pieshop Boulders
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V0 17
43 Pythagoras
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V10 *  
44 Humble Pie Disorder
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V11 **  
45 Problem 9 Pieshop Boulders
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V2 * 21
46 Kebab Legs
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V3 * 18
47 Rampant Slapper
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V4 * 4
48 Pie Eyed
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V8+ * 1
49 Plinth Eyed f7B ** 6
50 Beef Growler f7B ** 1
51 Beef Pasty f7B+ ** 1
52 Beef pasty RH finish f7C * 1
53 Chip Shop Slapper
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V3 * 11
54 The Pieman
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V3 * 25
55 The Nasty Pastie
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V4 4
56 Rampant Kebab
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V5 *  
  Wavelength
58 Gav's Sitter V6 * 27
59 Scoop Arete
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V1 ** 119
60 New Wave V9 ** 1
61 The Shelf V3 ** 185
62 The Groove
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V4 *** 152
63 Wavelength Central
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V2 ** 112
64 Wavelength Central SS V5 ** 11
65 Hellraiser V5 * 12
66 Hellraiser SDS
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f7B ** 1
67 King Of Drunks Stand Start V5 *** 45
68 King Of Drunks V6 *** 300
69 Wavelength
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V8+ ** 24
70 King Of Drunks Righthand V6 ** 29
71 Problem 9 Wavelength Boulder V0 * 11
72 Problem 10 Wavelength Boulder VB 3
73 Small Potato Wall
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V1 * 19
74 Small Potato Arete
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V0+ ** 19
75 Small Potato Arete SS
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V5 ** 9
76 Wedgie Lefthand V4 ** 20
77 Wedgie Righthand
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V4 ** 3
78 The Ferret * f7B+ * 1
79 The Rat * f5+ 2
80 Run Badger, Run * f5 2
  Jess Boulder
82 Jess LH V5 * 4
83 Jess RH V6 ** 1
  Grooves Boulder
85 Flake ArĂȘte V3 ** 4
86 Groove Left Hand f6B+ ** 2
87 Deep Throat Donut
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V5 * 24
88 Boysen's groove V4 *** 227
89 Boysen's Groove SS V7 ** 9
90 The Witch Sit Start V8 ** 1
91 The Witch V7 ** 53
92 Witches Knickers
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V8 * 6
93 Groove Righthand V5 ** 34
94 Paul's Bulge
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V5 ** 43
95 Six Pack V5 * 10
96 How's Yer Plummin'
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V4 * 3
97 The Ramp V4 * 12
  Lower Satellites
99 Klem's Traverse
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V4 * 1
100 Ninja Cut
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V0+ ** 27
101 Split Ends
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V0+ * 18
102 Split Rock Groove
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V0- ** 23
103 Split Rock Traverse
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V1 * 4
104 Supa Dupa Fly
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V1 ** 7
105 Ice Hockey Haircut
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V3 * 7
106 The Appauling Traverse
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V3 ** 9
107 The Low Traverse
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V5 * 4
108 The Crack
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V0+ ** 8
109 Appauled V5 ** 7
110 Appauling
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V6 * 5
111 Mark's Gritty Sitter
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V4 * 22
112 Pants V3 * 8
113 Problem 15 Lower Satellites
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V0+ * 13
114 Problem 16 Lower Satellites V1 * 16
115 Problem 17 Lower Satellites
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V0- * 18
116 Trouty's Sitter
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V4 *  
117 Up Bombay
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V0+ ** 11
118 Problem 20 Lower Satellites
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V0 * 10
119 Problem 21 Lower Satellites
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V2 7
120 Sugar Chunk V1 * 9
121 Sweetness V3 ** 8
122 Problem 24 Lower Satellites
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V3 * 2
123 Problem 25 Lower Satellites
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V0+ ** 4
124 Problem 26 Lower Satellites V0+ ** 4
125 21st Century (Digital Boy) V7 *  
126 In The Attic V4 ** 8
127 Cellar Swings V5 ** 5
128 Toxicity V6 * 4
129 Broken Man * f6C+ * 1
  Upper Satellites
131 Message To Rudy
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V8 * 1
132 Motor Away V5 *  
133 Problem 3 Upper Satellites
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V4 * 2
134 Problem 4 Upper Satellites
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V4 * 3
135 The Ramp
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V2 ** 1
136 Northern Soul f7A ** 11
137 The Confederate
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V8 ** 3
138 Arse Soul f7A ** 22
139 Kris' Groove
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V4 *** 17
140 Kris' Groove SS
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V7 ** 1
141 Forcing The Rhubarb
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V5 * 1
  The Meadow
143 Zen Arcade
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V8+ **  
144 Moose's Mantel
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V5 * 2
145 Problem 2 The Meadow Boulders V0 * 9
146 Problem 3 The Meadow Boulders V0 * 9
147 Monkey Magic
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V6 **  
148 Killer Weed f6C+ ** 30
149 Meadow Crack V2 ** 27
150 Meadow Roof f6C ** 44
151 Lotus
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V10 ** 4
152 Gwion's Traverse
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V3 *  
153 Meadow Groove
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V0 ** 5
154 Willy Two Goes
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V8 *** 2
  The Dome
156 Death Of An Idiot V1 ** 9
157 Hughes Direct
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V1 * 7
158 Nick's Arete V5 ** 14
159 Welcome To Krell V3 ** 10
160 Krell Righthand V1 * 10
161 Lordy, Lordy V5 *** 72
162 Dome Head
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V1 * 5
163 Lord Huntz V4 * 13
  Beyond The Dome
165 Tiger Tiger
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V5 * 3
166 The Wolf
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V5 ** 5
167 The Slopes Of Hope
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V4 *  
168 5 Knuckle Shuffle
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V8 * 2
169 Alfred McAlpine
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V5 *  
  Misc
171 Sky Pilates f6C 1
172 Nightmare On Elm Street f6C+ 1
173 Rage f6C ** 1
174 Rabbit f6A 1
175 The wonderful life of Walter gritty f6C 1
176 Wavelength SS f7C ***  
177 Finesse * f6C * 1
178 Fear of a slopey plantagenet * f6C * 1
179 A girl called april * f6C+ 1
180 Ham thwack extension * f6A+ * 1
181 Cheese block * f5+ 1
182 Ham groove * f5 1
183 Jews harp * f5 1
184 Sandbag * f6A 1
185 Slot arete * f5 * 1
186 Penny slots * f6C 1
187 Not another slopey lip traverse * f6A 1
188 The jug jug bird * f5+ 1
189 The crumble roof * f6A+ 1
190 Petite arete * f6C * 1
191 Legend * f5+ 1
192 Beneath the 'tache * VE 1
193 Rock lobster * f6A 1
194 Father's day * f6A 1
195 Amateurish * f6C+ 1
196 Groovy boy * f6A+ 1
197 The dash roof * f6B+ 1
198 Dash roof lefthand. * f6A+ 1
199 Seams thin * f6C+ 1
200 Body boogie * f5 1
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