Climbs 94
Rocktype Greywacke

Faces W

Fiend at Cae Du. © Fiend

Crag features

Cae Du is an excellent sundrenched sea cliff bouldering venue tucked away in south Meirionnydd about 90 minutes drive from Llanberis. It is located below the farm and camping site of Cae Du on the A493. It's a very quiet area that is only occasionally used by local outdoor groups.

This is a great place to hone your technique and develop power as slopey rock and directional holds abound. If you are just starting out or looking for a chilled day, don't let this put you off since the area excels in the friendly range of V0- to V3. Also, the beach setting creates a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

The crags are tidal and the rock is washed clean daily however, the pebbles under the problems are sifted and rearranged by the tides to create new challenges or occasionally make some problems easier. The grades given therefore are only approximate.

For a topo for  2017   see here: http://www.midwalesclimbing.com

Approach notes

See North Wales Bouldering page 254

Accessible 5 hours either side of low tide.
Pay £4 at the farm to park, shut the gate behind you and leave your car beyond the bridge. The North end of the crag (Area 1) can be reached by walking down the beach or walk on top of the crag for about 400m to an old quarry path and follow it down to area 4.

To save the cost of parking you can park at Tonfannau train station ( or if on the train pleae note this is a request stop only ) , walk down to the shore and stroll along the 1 km to the boulders for free ! And its a lovely walk .

Parking is now 2
ceturnock - 18/Apr/15
there are several places called cae du but once you add the word "tywyn " or "bouldering " to your search in Google it brings you to the correct place
tat - 27/Sep/12
Are you sure the location for this crag is correct? because when you google "Cae Du", it finds a place in north wales nowhere near where this is marked?
Danyc0 - 27/Sep/12
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Area 1 Problem 1 V0 * 27
2 Area 1 Problem 2 V0 * 20
3 Area 1 Problem 3 V0- * 30
4 Area 1 Problem 4 V0- * 34
5 Area 1 Problem 5 V1 * 16
6 Area 1 Problem 6 V0 * 31
7 Area 1 Problem 7 V0- * 47
8 Area 1 Problem 8 V5 * 5
9 Area 1 Problem 9 V2 ** 8
10 Area 1 Problem 10 V1 * 5
11 Area 1 Problem 11 V1 ** 6
12 Area 1 Problem 12 V1 * 6
13 Area 1 Problem 13 V0 * 7
14 Area 1 Problem 14 V1 ** 12
15 Area 1 Problem 15 V0 ** 13
16 Area 1 Problem 16 V4 ** 12
17 New Traverse Near Back to Black V4 2
18 Back to Black V6 2
19 Area 1 Problem 17 V0- * 15
20 Area 1 Problem 18 V0 * 15
21 Area 1 Problem 19 V0- * 22
22 Area 1 Problem 20 V1 * 16
23 Area 2 Problem 1 V2 ** 15
24 Area 2 Problem 2 V0 * 21
25 Area 2 Problem 3 V3 ** 4
26 Area 2 Problem 4 V0- * 18
27 Area 2 Problem 5 V1 * 18
28 Area 2 Problem 6 V2 ** 17
29 Area 2 Problem 7 V2 * 7
30 Area 2 Problem 8 V3 ** 5
31 Area 2 Problem 9 V1 ** 9
32 Area 2 Problem 10 V1 *** 17

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