Climbs 104
Rocktype Slate
Altitude 450m a.s.l

Long way above the last bolt © mr mills

Crag features

Five minutes' walk (if that) from the road. Many pleasant slab routes at E2-E4, with sparse bolts (4 bolts in 25m). Also some worrying lower-grade trad routes: rock and finishes may be loose or fragile.

Approach notes

Mind the fence after parking on the roundabout.

Access Advice

Please avoid damaging fences - use the stiles provided. Historically there were access problems here, partially as a result of liability concerns and also due to damage to fences, but these appear to be resolved at this time.

A large block has fallen off the route Septugenarian in early 2017 making this route very unstable and dangerous - further rock-fall may occur here!

 

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 15 February to 30 April

Reason: Nesting Birds

Ravens nest directly above the routes Hasta La Vista Baby and Race Against The Pump. All three routes on Jenga Buttress on the Upper Levels are also restricted as they are level with and directly opposite the nest- Bish Bash Bosch, Bosch Stop Quarry, and Jenga.

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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.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Llanberis Slate (2011)
North Wales Rock (2006)
Slate (1992)
The Slate Wiki
The first bolt on Septuagenarian is now missing but you can use a small cam just above this if required.
jeff - 19/May/13
Had a nervous lower-off after seconding Septuagenarian this weekend. Had heard the right-hand lower-off bolt was quite loose, but the left-hand one also wobbled a millimetre or so...
dgb - 14/May/12
Yes this is definitely Biggles Flies Undone to which you refer. It even says in the slate guide that it's been claimed many times, or something to that effect. Besides, there's no way in hell that it's 6a!!! As well as the good peg (not bolt) 1/3rd of the way up, there's plenty of other gear to make this a perfectly safe E1 5b at most.
Tom Last - 26/Feb/10
From: chilli07 Climb: Septuagenarian overhang still has alot of loose rock on it and some sharp bits ... o, and my mates blood!!! the first bolt just past this is loose, didnt have a wrench to fix it so be aware
remus - 12/Jan/10
This crag is Blast Shelter crag, which is described in the guide. The route with the peg (not bolt) is Biggles Flies Undone (E1 5b), and is listed on the Bus Stop Quarry page.
NickD - 03/Nov/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  bus stop wall
2 First Stop 5a * 929
3 Septuagenarian 6a 1047
4 mud slide slim/Ferrero Roche HS 4a 265
5 Whizz Bang 6c * 322
  Equinox Wall
7 Guillotine HVS 4c * 89
8 Wusty Woof E1 5c 24
9 Fool's Gold E1 5c ** 1881
10 1000 Tons of Chicken Shit E5 6a * 80
11 Scare City E6 6a ** 61
12 Raisin Frumpsnoot 7b+ * 34
13 Forsinain Motspur 7c ** 32
14 Forsinain Motspur Direct 7c+ ** 2
15 Forsinain Motspur Superdirect 8a ** 1
16 Beltane 7b ** 149
17 Solstice HVS 5a ** 1615
18 Solstice Direct E2 5c 115
19 Equinox VS 4c ** 1873
20 Equinox Direct E1 5a * 6
21 Sterling Silver E2 5c ** 371
22 Demolition Derby E1 5a 9
23 Bus Stop traverse R - L f6C+ * 5
24 Bus Stop Traverse basic f5+ 5
25 Bus Stop Traverse Finish f6B+ 2
26 Dwr Dai f6A+ * 1
27 Dwr Dai Lefthand f6A 1
28 Little Arete f6A 1
  upper level
30 The Big Easy 4a 280
31 Jagged Face 4a * 299
32 Finatic 6c 42
33 Jenga 5a ** 221
34 Bosch Stop Quarry 6a+ * 213
35 Bish Bash Bosch 6a+ * 208
36 Comfort Zone 5a * 379
  Macho Wall and Rippled Slab
38 Hasta La Vista Baby
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E3 6a * 4
39 Race Against the Pump
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7b ** 4
40 Shoreline 7c+ ** 1
41 Geordie War Cry 7a+ *** 97
42 Mildly Macho E5 6b **  
  the rippled slab
44 Scarlet Runner E4 5c *** 180
45 Scarlet Runner Direct E3 5c * 61
46 (unamed) V 6  
47 Virgin on the Ridiculous E4 6a * 26
48 Massambula E2 5b ** 448
49 Meltdown E4 6a * 15
50 Walking Out E5 6b * 2
51 Gnat Attack E1 5c ** 1073
52 Blue Horizon S 5
53 Breakdance VS 4a 5
54 Crossville
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E4 6a 2
  butterfly slab
56 Skittles V3 13
57 The Casual Plan HVS 5b * 8
58 Casual Man E1 5b *** 24
59 Tiny Little Elephants HS 4a ** 20
60 Tiny little elephants (areteless eliminate) V0+ * 3
61 Nose Bleed Section E4 6a ** 11
62 Lepidopterist f7A ** 1
63 A question of sanity f6A+ 1
  the short stuff
65 My Hovercraft is full of Eels 6b+ * 101
66 Mini Bus Stop 5c 139
67 Fridge 6b+ 28
68 Freezer 6b+ 50
  short stuff bouldering
70 Yee-haa f6B+ 1
71 Fridge freezer f6A 1
72 The big one f7A 2
73 The flakes of wrath f4+ 3
74 Too wide for wide boyz f5 1
75 Lay off Prof! f5 * 3
76 Crab slab f6C * 1
77 Toblerone f3 1
78 Slot machine f6A * 4
79 Reverso traverso f7A 1
80 Greenstone traverse f6A+ 1
81 Small not tall f3 1
  lone tree hole
83 So This is Living
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E2 5a  
84 Malice In Wonderland E2 5b 1
85 As The Sun Sets In The West
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E4 5c  
86 Wond
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VS 4c 1
  blast shelter crag
88 Brazilian f6A 1
89 Captain flash hard f6A * 1
90 Down and out. f6A+ 1
91 Heraldry f5+ 1
92 Heraldry direct f5 1
93 Not now darling f6A 1
94 Lost chances f6B+ 1
95 Pop to the top f6A 1
96 Don't stop till you've popped f6C 1
97 Layback groove f3 * 1
98 Gladiator f7A ** 1
99 Biggles Flies Undone E1 5b * 247
100 Reclaim Your Mind E3 5c * 1
101 Stand to your Rights
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VS 4c 9
102 Silent Hammering
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E2 6a 1
103 The Heather Pull XS 1
  unsorted/don't know where they are?
105 Slap stix V1 ** 12
106 Scul p1 f5+ 1
107 Scul p2 f6A+ 1
108 Scul p3 f6B+ 1
109 Arb * V3 6a * 1
110 Hannibal * f5+ * 1
111 Calum's Route * 8a+  
112 Biggles arete f6C ** 1
113 Biggles Breakout f6B * 1
114 Biggles Breakout Direct f7A+ ** 1
115 Under the Fly f6B+ 1
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