Climbs 24
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 200m a.s.l
Faces W

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Rickety Bridge has now been replaced by a lovely new wooden bridge.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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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
1AhabE1 5c 1
2WhaleHS 4b 5
3Leviathan Direct
VS 4b *21
4The last post
VS 4c 4
5Fratricide WallHVS 5a **193
6Lightning VisitVS 4c **397
7GreenpeaceE1 5a 16
8Penamnen GrooveE1 5b *34
9Pin UpE2 5c *3
10CivettaE2 5c **1
11Original Route
HVD *44
12LavaredoVS 5a ***541
13The FalconerHVS 5a,5a 3
14Bay GrooveVD 3
15Rib and Groove
S 4b 7

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