Climbs 68
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 204m a.s.l
Faces S

A 3* classic! © Sean Kelly

Crag features

A very good crag for the sub-E1 climber, plus some thuggy delights for those on E2 or above. The rock is mostly good but beware the organ-pipe shapes: these can be unstable.

Multi-pitch routes up to 200ft, including the very popular Wrinkle (VD), Crackstone Rib (S), Overlapping Wall (E1 5c), Erosion Groove Direct (E2 5c) and - for the thugs - Zangorilla (E4 6a).

Approach notes

Up the Pass between Clogwyn y Grochan and further down from the Cromlech, opposite the Climbers' Club hut on the south side of the Pass.

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North Wales Climbs

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More Guidebooks:
Llanberis (2009)
North Wales Rock (2006)
Rock climbing in Snowdonia (1990)

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Carreg Wastad Fach 
2Question Mark
VS 4c 2
3Dave's RouteHS 3
 The Wrinkle 
5SkylonHS 4b **1112
6The WrinkleVD **1356
7Sun Valley
HVS 5a 31
8California Raisins
E2 5b 1
9First Test
VS 4c *53
HVS 5b *23
11Brute 33E3 6a *14
12Unicorn Direct
HVS 5a *36
13UnicornHVS 5b *111
14ElidorE1 5b *64
15LionVS 4c **287
16Overlapping WallE1 5b **274
17Overhanging Chimney Variation
VS 4c **144
E3 5c 4
19Overhanging Buttress
E4 5c 2
20The Crevice
VS 4c 15
21Rackstone Crib
VS 4b *45
22Slipstone Slab
VS 4c 4
23Crackstone RibS 4a ***2389
24Rottish Monk
HVS 5a 4
25Zig Zone ZagVS 4c  
26Ribstone CrackVS 4c **613
 Shadow Wall 
28Erosion Groove
HVS 5a 59
29Erosion Groove DirectE2 5c **109
30Twisted SisterE3 5c *8
31Shadow WallVS 4c ***951
32Yellow CrackHVS 5b *91
33ZangorillaE4 6a **43
34TrilonHVS 5b *76
E1 5b *15
E1 5b 5
37Yew Link
HVS 5b 2
38Old HolbornE1 5b **223
39Bole Way
VS 4c *70
40Bole Way, Original Finish
VS 4b 6
41Bole Way, Left-hand Finish
HVS 5b 1
42Dead Entrance
VD 5
43Main Scoop Route
HS 4b 11
44Main Scoop Route, Koala Finish
HVS 5b 1
45Peeping Tom
E3 5c 1
HVS 4c 19
47The Castle
VS 4c 5
HS 4b 7
49Spekes ButtressVS 4c **4
50The New Girdle Traverse
VS 4c 5
51The Old Girdle Traverse
VS 4c 4
52bryants gully2 *43
 Clogwyn Tyllau 
54Ampyx (Clogwyn Tyllau)
VS 5
56Wastad youthf6B 1
57Energy failure.f6C *1
58Jerry's WallV6 **34
59Jerry's Wall SSV8 **30
60Megasaurf6C+ *1
6150 Not Outf6C 1
62Minorsaurf7A *1
63If carlsberg made finger jugsf6A+ 1
64The dandyf6A+ 1
65The hipsterf6C 1
66The fopf5 1
67The groovsterf6B 1
68Handlebar moustachef6C 1
69Flake blob square pantsf6A+ *1
70Maladroitf6A+ 1
71Maladroit directf6A *1
72Tazer rooff6A+ 1
73Batf5 1

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