Climbs 44
Rocktype Rhyolite

Faces SE

White Streak © Tris

Crag features

The closest crag to the car park has several pleasant routes and a fun descent!

This crag is a quiet backwater and it is easy to escape the crowds in the Ogwen and Llanberis passes.

The rock is very quartzy and can be climbed in the damp plus many routes dry quickly after any rain.

Approach notes

From the car park by the disused Tan y Grisiau quarry take the path through the kissing gate, past the base of some waterfalls, onto a private tarmac track. The crag is approached via the incline through the tunnel. From here, walk back up and right towards the crag. Approximately 10 minutes.

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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:
North Wales Rock (2006)
Meirionnydd (2002)
Tremadog and Cwm Silyn (1989) (1989)

Out of print:
Tremadog (1983)
The upper crag has now been added to the lower tier to stop duplications being added, also for conciseness.
Matt Smith - 19/Dec/14
What an amazing descent path down through the tunnel - go towards the light!
TraceyR - 18/Oct/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Y Drafel VD 5
2 Agog VD  
3 Agog (Tower Finish)
HS 4b * 6
4 Daufaen S * 46
5 Honeysuckle Corner HS 4b ** 244
6 The White Streak HS 4a * 246
7 White Streak/Honeysuckle Corner HS 4b ** 75
8 Y Gelynen VD ** 288
9 Y Gelynen (Severe Finish)
S ** 76
10 Bad Reputation
VS 1
11 Condor E1 5b ** 72
12 Dorcon VS 4b * 83
13 Taith Y Pererin D 9
14 Grey Slab
S 16
15 Mistral
VS 4c * 19
Climb name Grade
16 Hot Pants VS 4b 2
17 The Green Wall
E3 5c ** 31
18 Nosferatu E3 5c ** 23
19 Bing the Budgie
E4 6a *  
20 Space Below My Feet HVS 5a * 69
21 Romulus VD 1
22 Babylon VD 14
23 Y Lloer
VS 4c 3
24 Y Gilfach VD ** 78
25 Stained Class HVS 5b 1
26 Wry Smile HS 4a  
27 Transform VS 4a  
28 Red Steps VD  
29 Whale of a Time VS 4c  
30 No Hands S  
Climb name Grade
31 Twmpathau S  
  Upper Craig yr Wrysgan
33 No Thanks VD 1
34 Cat Walk S 4a * 2
35 Buzby
36 Peachstone E4 6a ** 1
37 Eat the Peach
E1 5b *  
38 D.Y.W.A.M
VD 4
39 Cave Arete D * 7
40 Headcross D 2
41 Dentist's Debut
HS 1
42 Dislocation HVS 5b * 7
43 Cuchulainn E4 6a * 1
44 Gremlin Groove E1 5b 1
45 Yoghurt Miscellaneous *
VD 1
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