Climbs 32
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces SE

Slack Pitch 3 © Rog Wilko

Crag features

The largest and most accessible of the Moelwyns. Single- and muliti-pitch routes up to 385ft. Worth doing: Kirkus's Climb Direct (S), Pinky (VS 4c), Remembrance (E2 5b).

Approach notes

As for the rest of the Moelwyns.

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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 Rock (2006)
Meirionnydd (2002)
Tremadog and Cwm Silyn (1989) (1989)
The footpath over the river which goes from the parking area to the reservoir road will be shut from 14th September onwards whilst work is carried out to replace the bridge. Please take the reservoir road from its start during this work.
Matt Bill Platypus - 05/Sep/15
Approach description in N Wales Classics misses a crucial turning in Tan y Grisiau. Turn left, climbing under the railway, just after you enter the village.
Richard Alderton - 03/May/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1CrossoverHS 4b 35
2Orange OutangHS 4b *166
VS 4c **358
E2 5b 9
HVS 5a 4
6RemembranceE2 5b 4
HVS 5a 3
8Hole and Corner ClimbD 1
9Kirkus's ClimbS 4a **253
10Kirkus's Climb DirectS 4a **759
11Cuckoo Waltz
VS 5a 33
HVS 5a 3
S 4a 146
S 4a 58
15In MemoriamHVS 5a 16
16ChicVD *606
17BentS 4a *422
18SlickVD **732
19SlantVS 4b 33
20SlackS 4a **620
21TightS 19
22Pied Piper
S 4a 92
23One for the Road
D 23
HVS 5a 8
E1 5b *2

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