Climbs 92
Rocktype Ice
Altitude 600m a.s.l
Faces N

Misha taking it steady for the 1st appendix tick of the year.. © wolf.leeb

Crag features

The Devil's Kitchen (or Clogwyn y Geifr) is set in spectacular scenery and includes the Twll Du waterfall (Devil's Kitchen) - hence the morbid route names.

In summer it offers multi-pitch routes to 100m long with some suspect rock. 

In winter it is one of the premier ice climbing venues of south border. The frozen waterfall between Devils Aappendix, Devils Staircase and Garden Gully dominates the cwm.

Approach notes

Clogwyn y Geifr is sprawled across the head of Cwm Idwal.

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for the winter routes see Devils Kitchen (Cwm Idwal) - Winter
michael burrows - 17/Jun/13
Where are the Winter Routes?
Christheclimber - 03/Apr/11
My son and I climbed inside the Devils Kitchen on Sunday 27/8/06. We intended to climb Twll Du (V Diff) but instead chose Night Moves (E3). Once we found a variety of kit left we assumed this was going to be an exciting climb, we would not be disappointed. We managed to climb in four pitches with one pitch a hanging belay. It was difficult to hear and respond to calls as the volume of water cascading down made it rather difficult. The atmoshere within this cauldron of excitment was further enhanced due to the dampness, constant level of concentration and the colourful shouts from both climbers. A climb which will be remembered for some time to come. Excellent.
John Garmon Roberts - 28/Aug/06
No mention at all of the winter routes there? Icefall country if the conditions are right............
AJM - 01/Mar/05
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Winter Routes on the Devil's Kitchen 
2The Nameless StreamIII *29
3Introductory GullyII *43
4Idwal StreamII/III 4 *450
 South Buttress 
6South GullyIV 4 ***192
7Central RouteIII 4 **120
8Grecian 2000IV 5 *11
9Chicane GullyIII 4 **103
10Devil's PipesV 6 ***7
11The RampIII 3 ***307
12The ScreenIV 4 ***255
13The CurtainIV 4 **43
 Main Cliff Left 
15Devil's PastureIII 3 ***88
16Devil's Pasture RighthandIV 4 **6
17Coldhouse Crack
18The Devil's ChildVI * 
19The Devil's AppendageVI 6 2
20The Devils Kitchen (Winter)IV 4 ***107
 Main Cliff Right 
22The Goat's Path
I 14
23The Devil's Kitchen and the Sheep Walk
1 *32
24Devil's StaircaseV 6 ***4
25The Devil's AppendixVI 6 ***97
26Hanging Garden Gully
IV *2
 The Band 
28The Devil's FithbagV 5 ** 
29StingrayV 5 *24
30The StingV 5 **21
31The Devils DrainpipeIV 4/5 3
32The Devil's CellarIV 5 ***37
33The Devil's Cellar - Right Hand StartV 5 4
34Devil's DiveV 6 *1
 North Cliff 
 Castell y Geifr 
37The Trench
I 4
38Castle Gully
II/III 3 13
39Faust or FamineVIII 8 ***4
 Moved climbs 
41Devil's DiveV 6 *3
 Summer Routes on Clogwyn Y Geifr 
 South Cliff 
44South NoseVD 1
45South Gully
S 1
46Botany Bay ClimbVD  
47Central GrooveD  
48Piece by Piece ClimbVD  
49PlutoVS 4c  
50The TridentHVS 5a  
51Devil's AppendageHVS 5a 1
52Devil's PulpitHVS 5a  
53Devil's PipesHS 4b  
54Little CornerS  
55RedemptionHVS 5a  
 Central Cliff 
57Goats Groove
58Goats Walk
M 1
59Devil's PastureM 1
60Hothouse CrackVD  
61Dump CrackS  
62Devil's DumpS  
63Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4a 1
64Night Moves
E3 5c 1
65Devil's Kitchen RouteVD *54
66Direct FinishVS 4c  
67Waterfall Climb
VS 4c 1
68Right Wall Route
VS 4c  
69Hell's Teeth
E3 5c * 
70GehnnaHVS 5a * 
71HadesE1 5b 1
72Advocate's WallVS 4b 5
73TartarusE1 5b  
74The Devil Dries OutE5 6a * 
75Hell's GateE3 5c  
76Devil's ButtressS  
77The SorcererHVS 5a  
78Devil's StaircaseS **21
79Devil's BastionE2 5c * 
80SatanHVS 5b  
81Devil's AppendixVS 4c *1
82AppendicitisE3 5c * 
83Hanging Garden GrooveE1 5c 1
84Hanging Garden GullyVD 3
85The Main CrackS 1
86Staircase Traverse
87Cellar ButtressD  
88Devil's DelightE1 5b *3
89Devil's CellarVD 2
90Cool Chute ExitS  
 North Cliff 
92Easy Slab
93Easy Gully
M 1
94God's Little AcreHVS 5a 4
95Junior SlabHVS 5b  
96Devil's NordwandE1 5b **41
97Hell-BentE2 5b 3
98Devil's FissureE1 5b *6
99Devil's DoghouseHVS 5c 2
100FaustusE2 5c 2
101Devil's DiveVS 4b  
102InfernoVS 4c  
103North SlabsVS 4c 2
104TranquillityHVS 4c 1

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