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Climbs 25
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 200m a.s.l
Faces W

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Lavaredo © sgl0jd

Crag features

One of the most beautifully-placed crags in the area (Lledr Valley), with good rock and exposed, quick-drying routes - single- and multi-pitch up to 180ft. Lavaredo (VS 4b***), Fratricide Wall (HVS 5a) and Pin Up (E1 5b).

Approach notes

Head for the eastern side of the Cwm Penamnen valley. Take the A496 and take the road to the railway station of Dolwyddelan. Turn R straight after the railway bridge, past some houses to a narrow gated road, leading to a parking place opposite the crag.

Take a rickety bridge and short path through the woods (L of a fire-break) gets you there.

Rickety Bridge has now been replaced by a lovely new wooden bridge. New parking and picnic area. Walk over the bridge and along a good path to a landrover track. Ahead is a new plantation of pines which is hard to cross. Turn left and walk along the track for a couple of hundred metres and then cross the rough ground to another track and the base of the crag.

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More Guidebooks:
North Wales Rock (2006)
Meirionnydd (2002)
Tremadog and Cwm Silyn (1989)
Could not find a good descent path. In situ abseil point near the top of Lavaredo. Had already dropped the ropes so had a hellish bush wack for half an hour. Abseil recommended!
Chriswallis2 - 05/Apr/15
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Ahab E1 5c 1
2 Whale HS 4b 5
3 Leviathan Direct
VS 4b * 25
4 The last post
VS 4c 7
5 Fratricide Wall HVS 5a ** 220
6 Lightning Visit VS 4c ** 493
7 Greenpeace E1 5a 18
8 Penamnen Groove E1 5b * 44
9 Civetta (Pin Up) E3 5c * 6
Climb name Grade
10 Civetta (other variations) E3 5c ** 2
11 Original Route
HVD * 49
12 Lavaredo VS 5a *** 625
13 The Falconer HVS 5a,5a 5
14 Bay Groove VD 3
15 Rib and Groove
S 4b 7
16 Bavarian Dream * E3 5c  
17 Green Wall * VS 4c  
18 Route 11 * S  
Climb name Grade
19 Alvarado Variations * HS  
20 Lavrol * E2 5c  
21 Alltrem Arete * VS 4c  
22 Rainbow Warrior * E3 5c **  
23 Midgicide * E2 5c 3
24 Leviathan * HS  
25 Fratricide Wall (Direct Finish) * E2 5c  
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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