Climbs 86
Rocktype Rhyolite

Faces E

Liquid dawn. North Wales © Tom Challands

Crag features

Old-school climbing, with long easy mountaineering routes, in a spectacular setting. The clean rock is almost always climbable, even in the wet. Long multi-pitch routes to 190 metres.

Approach notes

You really can't miss it, as you travel from the road from Capel Curig.

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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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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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More Guidebooks:
Ogwen (2010)
North Wales Rock (2006)
Ogwen and Carneddau (1993)

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Scrambling routes 
2Tryfan summitsummit ***1634
3Wrinkle Ridge3 15
4The North Ridge (Summer)1 ***1486
5The North Ridge (Winter)
I/II ***427
6The South Ridge
1 **337
7The Bochlwyd Horseshoe1 ***153
8wrinkled tower
3 ***83
9West Face Route
3 24
10Milestone Gully Approach
2 **58
11Milestone Continuation
3 **41
12South Gulley2 *7
13South Buttress3 *21
14Little Gully
1 16
 East Face 
16Beside the Index
17Progressive Cracks
18Index Climb
M 1
19Bubbly Wall
HS 4b *45
20South Rib
M 20
21Arête Climb
S 4b **93
22Apex Route
VD 12
23CrackerjackHS 4c *8
24South Chimney
M 1
25Left Wall Way
S 9
26Gashed CragVD **790
27South Gully Wall
VS 4c 1
28The Temple
29Munich ClimbHVS 5a **239
30South Gully Rib
D 7

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