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Climbs 18
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 450m a.s.l
Faces NW

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Is this you on Marble slab, Clogwyn y Bochlwyd? © Sean Kelly

Crag features

Good rock with a such abundence of holds that any number of variations of the established routes can be had. Multi-pitch to 60 metres.

Approach notes

This attractive little buttress is a land mark on the long haul up to Cwm Bochlwyd, standing out well against the hillside by the stream that cascades from the Cwm.

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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)
Ogwen and Carneddau (1993)
Great crag, especially good in the evening after a climb on Tryfan or The Glyders, when it gets the sun. Why are some climbs listed in the logbook twice?
mark20 - 08/Jun/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Shadow Arete D 54
2 Parallel Lines E1 5b 4
3 Wall Climb
HS 4b ** 440
4 Waltz in Black
E1 5b * 24
5 Bochlwyd Eliminate HVS 5a ** 386
6 The Wrack E2 5b ** 136
Climb name Grade
7 Rhwyn
E3 5c 1
8 Chimney Climb S * 473
9 Chimney Climb - Direct Start
HS 4b ** 45
10 Two Pitch Route S * 468
11 Five Pitch Route S 4b * 425
12 One Pitch Route
VS 4c * 120
Climb name Grade
13 Marble Slab HS 4b ** 708
14 Arete and Slab D * 631
15 Gargoyle Traverse S 11
16 Rising Damp VS 4c 19

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