Climbs 79
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 500m a.s.l
Faces S

Jimmy 'Big Guns' McCormack on the classic bold wall climb of Lord of the Flies E6 6a. © Jack Geldard - Consulting Editor

Crag features

Three-star classic routes at every grade from VDiff (Spiral Stairs) to E8 (Nightmayer). The superclassics are Cenotaph Corner (E1 5c), Left Wall (E2 5c), Right Wall (E5 6a), Lord of the Flies (E6 6a). Often busy at Bank Holidays and warm weekends.

Approach notes

From the Cromlech Boulders head slightly left and go up alongside the stream before heading right towards the crags as going direct up the scree is painful. Parking can be limited - either arrive early or be prepared for a long walk.  Can also get 'Snowden Sherpa' (park and ride) from Llanberis.  The Boulders are at roadside. Needs dry weather but dries well.

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Guidebooks

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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North Wales Classics

A significant addition to the Rockfax stable; North Wales Classics is a pocket-sized guide packs in hundreds of superb routes throughout the mountains of Snowdonia. From Tremadog to Tryfan, and everywhere in between, the book covers mid-grade routes on the best crags and features top-notch photo-topos and inspirational action shots taking you where you want to go.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The West Wing 
2Millwood's Wall
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S 4a 1
3Vanishing Point
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E1 5b 3
4The Thing
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E2 5c ***150
5Rootorooni
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E3 5c * 
6Cobweb Crack
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VS 5a **247
7Parchment Passage
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VD *248
8Scarab
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HVS 5b *5
9Pharaoh's Passage
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VS 4c 43
10Scroll
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HS 4a 3
11Speedfreak
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E1 5b 10
12Pharaoh's Wall
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VS 4c *135
13Noah's WarningVS 5a ***639
14Ramases Wall
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E1 5b 5
15The Nubian
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E1 5b 8
16Holly Buttress
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VS 4c *34
17Zimbabwe
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E1 5c  
18Dives/Better ThingsVS 4b ***1005
19Sabre CutVS 4c ***1146
20Curfew
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E1 5b *114
21FoilE3 6a ***358
22Dives / Sabre cut *VS 4c ***1
 Cenotaph Corner 
24Epitaph
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E3 5c *11
25Corridors of Power
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E4 6a 4
26Spiral StairsD ***996
27Memory LaneE3 5c **265
28Tess of the d'UrbevillesE6 6b *13
29Left WallE2 5c ***1549
30Left Wall Direct FinishE3 5c ***179
31True Grip
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E5 6a ***122
32ResurrectionE4 6a ***473
33JR
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E5 6b *24
34Cenotaph CornerE1 5c ***2091
35NightmayerE8 6c **14
36Lord of the FliesE6 6a ***192
37The House of God
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E6 6a *1
38Right WallE5 6a ***497
39Precious
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E5 6b **16
40Ivory Madonna
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E5 6b **2
41Cemetery GatesE1 5b ***2169
42The Grim Jim
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E2 5b 78
43The Grim Jim - Direct Start
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E4 5c 5
 The East Wing 
45Crucifix
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E2 5b *12
46Crucifix Direct
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E4 5c *13
47Golgotha
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E4 5c  
48Ivy SepulchreE1 5b **591
49Hall of Warriors
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E5 6a *6
50Jericho WallE2 5a **5
51Sexton's RouteS 2
52Nebs Crawl
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VD 5
53The Cromlech Girdle
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E2 5b ***14
 Flying Buttress 
55Flying ButtressVD ***2091
56Castle GullyM 4
57Kamikazi Finish
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VS 4c 3
58Rene
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VS 4c 6
59The Puerile Ticker
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VS 4c *2
60The Quaker
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HVS 5a  
61Crampon Route
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VS 4b  
62Notanda
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HS 4a 3
 Upper Walls 
64Tributary Crack
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D 13
65Misty Wall
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E2 5b *14
66Cenotaph Corner Finish
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VS 4b *18
67Overlord
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E8 6c **9
68Gruel
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HVS 5b 1
69Ivy Sepulchre Crack
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VD *15
70Rumblefish
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E7 6b **3
71The Bastard Practice
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E7 6c ** 
72GrondE2 5b **191
73Grand
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E5 6c  
74The Mystery
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E1 5b 9
75The Monster
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E2 5c **54
76Pegasus
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HVS 5a *5
77Awesome
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E4 6a  
78Gross Encounters
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E2 5b * 
79Atomic Hot Rod
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E5 6b *6
80Valley Crossings
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VD 4
 Clogwyn y Wennol 
82Cromlech Grooves *S 1
83Red Faces
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VD 1
 Outlying 
85Eggmeat AreteE3 6a **27
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