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Climbs 25
Rocktype Microgranite
Altitude 650m a.s.l
Faces N

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Ed on pitch 2 of The Mighty Trojan © Adam Booth

Crag features

600ft high, two-thirds of a mile long. Some loose rock, some solid climbs and some good winter routes.

Approach notes

Approach via Fox's path from Gwernan Lake Hotel for the East end + Cyfrwy Arete, via pony path from NT car park for Western end. Dolgellau nearest town.

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North Wales Climbs

North Wales Climbs covers the best climbing from the whole of this huge and varied area. The book is modelled on the very popular West Country Climbs which set a new standard for selected climb guidebooks back in 2010. It contains all the routes from the 2010 publication North Wales Classics and many more routes and areas, with expanded descriptions and much bigger photo-topos. The book covers all the major mountain crags from Llanberis Pass, to Cloggy; and from Ogwen to the Carneddau. It also includes the Llanberis Slate quarries, Tremadog, the Moelwyns, the Gwynant Valley, Mid-Wales, Gogarth and the North Coast Limestone.
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More Guidebooks:
Scrambles in Snowdonia (2017)
Meirionnydd (2002)
Mid-Wales (1988)

Out of print:
Placed fresh abseil slings and karabiners on top of Gwydrin and Obsession on 25th March 2012.
nikgoile - 28/Mar/12
April 2005, Beautiful views of Aberdovey and Barmouth estuary. Very enjoyable - bit of a scramble at the summit, but worthwhile.
Tracey Bayliss - 13/Mar/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Cyfrwy Arête (Summer) D *** 562
2 Cyfrwy Arête (Winter) II ** 21
3 Cyfrwy by the Table Direct VD *** 563
4 Steric Slab
S 5
5 Rib and Slab
VS * 12
6 Hyrib
HS 4b ** 17
7 Route 2
VS 4b 8
8 North Arête
D 6
9 Obsession
VS 4c ** 69
Climb name Grade
10 Obsession Direct HVS 5a **  
11 Gwydrin E1 5b ** 26
12 Red Crystals
S * 5
13 Pisa HS 4b 6
14 Nudging Groove
HVS 5a  
15 Claw Mark HS 4b * 1
16 One pitch gully I/II * 15
17 Trojan
V 12
18 Right-hand Ramp I * 1
Climb name Grade
19 Colonial Virgin V *** 1
20 Barn Door III 4 ** 2
21 The Shining IV **  
22 Fox's Fire Escape I/II 5
23 Then There Were Five E2 5b ** 1
24 Stross * HS 4b 2
25 Minnie the Minx *
HVS 5a 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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