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Climbs 22
Rocktype Dolerite
Altitude 200m a.s.l
Faces S

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Bridget Collier tackles the headwall of Oxine at Clogwyn y Wenallt © Mark Glaister

Crag features

Steep juggy climbing on good rock. Can be hard to find start of routes.

Approach notes

The dome-shaped crag just NE of Llyn Gwynant. Take the A498 and then head to Hafod y Rhisgl on the old road about 50m on. Park under trees. Cross the river by the footbridge (about 300m above the lake) and continue through the wood - about 10 minutes' walk.

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More Guidebooks:
North Wales Rock (2006)
Tremadog and Cwm Silyn (1989)
Bovine is well worthy of the three stars it gets. Worth visiting the crag for this climb alone.
Neil - 20/Aug/03
Steep crag, not for inexperienced climbers!
Stuart - 15/Jul/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Caligula
E1 5b 5
2 Bovril
VS 4c 15
3 Ferdinand E2 5b *** 108
4 Carol Crack
HVS 4c 10
5 Torero E2 5b * 30
6 Toreador E2 5c * 14
7 Oxo
VS 4c ** 109
Climb name Grade
8 Fishbox
E5 6b **  
9 The Death Wisher E2 5c ** 45
10 Poacher E5 6b ** 13
11 The Matador
HVS 5a 2
12 Bovero E2 5b ** 24
13 Bovine HVS 5b ** 158
14 Boxo HVS 5b 3
Climb name Grade
15 Oxine VS 4c *** 375
16 Shake
VS 26
17 Foxy
E1 5b 2
18 King of the Swingers f7B+ *** 2
19 Billy Goats Gruff f7A *** 5

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