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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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The West Wing 
2Millwood's Wall
S 4a 1
3Vanishing Point
E1 5b 3
4The Thing
E2 5c ***150
E3 5c * 
6Cobweb Crack
VS 5a **247
7Parchment Passage
VD *248
HVS 5b *5
9Pharaoh's Passage
VS 4c 43
HS 4a 3
E1 5b 10
12Pharaoh's Wall
VS 4c *135
13Noah's WarningVS 5a ***639
14Ramases Wall
E1 5b 5
15The Nubian
E1 5b 8
16Holly Buttress
VS 4c *34
E1 5c  
18Dives/Better ThingsVS 4b ***1005
19Sabre CutVS 4c ***1146
E1 5b *114
21FoilE3 6a ***358
22Dives / Sabre cut *VS 4c ***1
 Cenotaph Corner 
E3 5c *11
25Corridors of Power
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
E5 6a ***122
32ResurrectionE4 6a ***473
E5 6b *24
34Cenotaph CornerE1 5c ***2091
35NightmayerE8 6c **14
36Lord of the FliesE6 6a ***192
37The House of God
E6 6a *1
38Right WallE5 6a ***497
E5 6b **16
40Ivory Madonna
E5 6b **2
41Cemetery GatesE1 5b ***2169
42The Grim Jim
E2 5b 78
43The Grim Jim - Direct Start
E4 5c 5
 The East Wing 
E2 5b *12
46Crucifix Direct
E4 5c *13
E4 5c  
48Ivy SepulchreE1 5b **591
49Hall of Warriors
E5 6a *6
50Jericho WallE2 5a **5
51Sexton's RouteS 2
52Nebs Crawl
VD 5
53The Cromlech Girdle
E2 5b ***14
 Flying Buttress 
55Flying ButtressVD ***2091
56Castle GullyM 4
57Kamikazi Finish
VS 4c 3
VS 4c 6
59The Puerile Ticker
VS 4c *2
60The Quaker
HVS 5a  
61Crampon Route
VS 4b  
HS 4a 3
 Upper Walls 
64Tributary Crack
D 13
65Misty Wall
E2 5b *14
66Cenotaph Corner Finish
VS 4b *18
E8 6c **9
HVS 5b 1
69Ivy Sepulchre Crack
VD *15
E7 6b **3
71The Bastard Practice
E7 6c ** 
72GrondE2 5b **191
E5 6c  
74The Mystery
E1 5b 9
75The Monster
E2 5c **54
HVS 5a *5
E4 6a  
78Gross Encounters
E2 5b * 
79Atomic Hot Rod
E5 6b *6
80Valley Crossings
VD 4
 Clogwyn y Wennol 
82Cromlech Grooves *S 1
83Red Faces
VD 1
85Eggmeat AreteE3 6a **27
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