Climbs 21
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 400m a.s.l
Faces NW

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James McHaffie leading the first pitch of Cascade (V), Craig y Rhaeadr, Llanberis Pass © Jack Geldard

Crag features

Multi-pitch routes up to 400ft. Fine position, unusual atmosphere, compact rock which can make gear placements hard to find. Notable for Silent Spring (E3 5c), with some good routes also to the left of the main area including The Wall (E1).

Approach notes

Lies above Yns Etws (the Climbers' Club hut). Walk up the hill.

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North Wales Winter

North Wales Winter covers the best and most reliable venues for winter climbing in North Wales including the classic gullies of the Trinity Face and the rarely-formed but absolutely essential ice climbs of Cascade and Central Icefall Direct in the Llanberis Pass. Also covered are the major ice lines of Cwm Idwal and the modern mixed climbs of Clogwyn Du and the huge cliff of The Black Ladders which rivals anything in Scotland and is home to long and committing adventures that give a full and tiring day out. This App version has all you need to find and assess the best routes whenever they are in 'nick'.
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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:
North Wales Winter Climbing (2010)
Llanberis (2009)

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Rock Climbs
2 Ghosts E3 5c * 15
3 T'ouse Wall
E3 5c * 3
4 The Wall
E1 27
5 Red Wall
6 Chequered Wall
7 Lung Fish
E4 5c * 3
8 Drought Dodgers
E2 5b 2
Climb name Grade
9 Silent Spring
E4 6a ** 2
10 Sunshine Breakfast
VS 4c  
11 Little Jim
VS 4b 1
12 Polling
VS 4c 1
13 Up Your Hacienda Jimmy
VS 4b 1
14 Election Flight
HS 4a 1
  Winter Climbs
16 Chequered Wall VI 6 *** 3
Climb name Grade
17 Central Icefall Direct VI 6 *** 24
18 Chequered Wall/Central Icefall Direct Combo V 6 1
19 Waterfall Climb
IV 5 ** 5
20 Cascade V 5 *** 44
21 Cascade Right-hand V 5 **  
22 Grooved Slab IV 6
23 Mortuary Slab V 1

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