Climbs 46
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 828m a.s.l
Faces N

Wales in the sun © Mark Eddy

Crag features

Variable rock, from super-rough to very smooth. Some gems, including the classic "Grey Arete" (*** HVS). Multi-pitch routes to 200 metres.

Approach notes

This cliff is the culmination of the Idwal Slabs, situated near the summit of Glyder Fawr. With an early start, the worst of the screes on the approach can be avoided by choosing a combination of routes on the slabs below.

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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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More Guidebooks:
Ogwen (2010)
North Wales Rock (2006)
Ogwen and Carneddau (1993)
Welsh Winter Climbs (1988)

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Seniors Ridge
-
1 * 94
2 Direct Approach to Senior's Ridge 2 * 18
3 Seniors Ridge I/II 2 * 60
4 Oblique Gully II/III 3 * 19
5 Grey Lives IV 5 * 4
6 Three Pitch Gully
-
M  
7 Square Slabs
-
M  
8 Narrow Gully
-
M 4
9 Narrow Gully
-
II/III 3 * 3
10 Square Furrow
-
II/III 3 *  
  The Grey Group
12 Grey Rib
-
VS 4b * 50
13 Grey Gully
-
M  
14 Grey Gully
-
II/III * 4
15 Grey Eliminate
-
E1 5b * 4
16 Grey Slab VS 4b *** 330
17 Grey Rib and Slab Combination VS 4b *** 22
18 Grey Ghost VI 6 *** 4
19 Grey Arête HVS 5a *** 197
20 Eminence Grise
-
E4 6b  
21 Grey Wall
-
E4 5c * 3
22 The Ward/Edwards Pitch
-
E1 5a  
23 Procrastination Cracks
-
VS 5a * 9
24 Procrastination Cracks
-
VI 6 * 1
25 Tower Groove VS 4c * 4
26 Portcullis
-
E3 6a  
27 Twisting Gully
-
D  
28 Twisting Gully IV 4 * 3
29 Twisting Gully Buttress
-
D 6
  East Buttress
31 East Gully
-
VD  
32 East Gully IV 3/4 * 5
33 East Arête
-
M ** 35
34 Central Gully
-
S  
35 Central Gully
-
IV 4 * 5
36 Central Gully Slabs
-
VD  
  Central Buttress
38 High Pasture
-
II 2 ** 9
39 Central Arête
-
VD ** 272
40 West Groove
-
VD  
41 Great West Slab
-
VS 4b 5
42 Western Passage E1 5a *  
  West Buttress
44 West Gully
-
S  
45 Grass Route
-
S  
46 Grass Route IV 4 * 1
47 West Arête
-
M  
  Other
49 Arrow Route M 1
50 Bryant's Gully
-
2 ** 93
51 The Girdle Traverse of Glyder Fawr
-
VD  

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