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Climbs 48
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 400m a.s.l
Faces NW

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Direct Route (HD), Milestone Buttress, Ogwen Valley © Steve Ashton

Crag features

Excellent rock, entirely solid, comprising both juggy thuggery and slippery slabbing. Often busy. Multi-pitch to 100 metres.

Approach notes

The final buttress as the North Ridge of Tryfan descends into the Ogwne Valley, just a few minutes up from the road.

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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)
Descent gully practically a waterfall after moderate rain the day before.
naath - 27/Apr/15
I would definitely expect to abseil down the descent gully just right of Pulpit Route. And it's about 50m...
MatthewV - 26/Apr/15
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Milestone Buttress Approach
3 *** 226
2 Milestone Gully Approach 2 ** 170
3 End of the Eclair E5 6a 1
  The Back of the Millstone
5 Hangman Gut
6 Hangman's Wall
VS 4c 2
7 Korero
E6 6b *  
8 Bishop's Gut
VS 4c 7
9 En Passant
E1 5b * 2
10 Au Suivant
E3 6a *  
11 Cantilever Route
S 10
12 Holly Route
M 6
13 Postern Gate and Holly Crack
M 5
14 Gate Chimney
VD 6
15 The Lost Slab VS 4c  
16 Canopy Route
D 23
17 Vae
HS 4b 7
Climb name Grade
18 Boot Crack HVS 5a * 80
19 The Pals
HVS 5a 1
20 Rope Wall
VS 5a * 11
21 Bowline
VS 4c 8
22 Crazy Horse E3 6a ** 2
23 Soapgut
HS 4b ** 329
24 Soapgut - Chimney Route Finish HS 4b ** 89
25 Soapgut - Squint Start
HS 4a 6
26 Soap Opera E1 5c 1
27 Soap Crack and Rib
HVS 5b * 51
28 Wall Climb HS 4b * 157
29 Wall Climb - Direct Finish
VS 1
  The Central Block
31 Chimney Route
HS 4a 87
32 The Tree of Man
E5 6b 1
33 The Ambassador E8 6c *** 1
34 The Wrinkled Retainer E5 6c *** 4
Climb name Grade
35 Crosscut E2 5b ** 13
36 Rope Crack
S 2
  The Front of the Millstone
38 Ordinary Route
D 269
39 Superdirect HVS 5a *** 828
40 Direct Route VD *** 2620
41 Rowan Route D ** 1517
42 Pod Route S 7
43 Pulpit Route VD ** 1654
44 The Dictatorship of Shackistan HVS 5b 1
45 Little Gully Wall
HS 4b * 21
46 The Black Vegtable
HVS 5a  
47 The Sylvan Traverse M 2
48 Groovy ArĂȘte
E5 6a  
49 West Ridge 1 6
50 Milestone Continuation
3 ** 180
51 Ivy Chimney VD 40

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