UKC

240m.

Rockfax Description
An amazing route with some stunning rock formations. The coarse rock offers great friction. The climbing is relatively straightforward but the route is very exposed and sustained with few large ledges. A rope is advised. Start by the parking spot near the hostel.
Getting to the start - Walk north a short distance and cross a stile on the left to a short boggy section leading to a drystone wall. Follow the right side of the wall - steep at first - until it arrives at some large blocks, one of which is part of the drystone wall, just below the Atlantic Slab. A line of scree leads diagonally up the hillside to base of the route. Make your way up this and the heather to the start of the slabby ridge that marks the right-hand end of the leftmost slab.
1) From its lowest point follow the right-hand edge of the slab. It is best to stay close to the rib for the best exposure and rock. The higher you get the more exposed it becomes.
2) Eventually the ridge peters out just before the summit ridge. The summit of Carnedd y Filiast is a few minutes' walk away to the left. © Rockfax

Ticklists

North Wales Scrambles - Garry Smith , Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton , 10 Year Walking And Scrambling Challenge , Snowdonia Mountain Walks and Scrambles - Mark Reeves , British 3 Star Scrambles

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steveboote 22 Nov, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Pitched it, big boots (and gloves had to stay on in wind and hail). Guide book says it’s SE facing, it is but gets a North Wind full on.
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βeta: Pitched it, big boots (and gloves had to stay on in wind and hail). Guide book says it’s SE facing, it is but gets a North Wind full on.
MivecGPX 29 Jul, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Scrambled with a friend, short roped and him leading, both of us in approach shoes in dry and breezy conditions. One section was very blank about a third of the way up and a brief move off the slab was in order, a fair few sections felt better for the odd small cam or nut placed here or there but mostly it's pretty low risk. The one time my foot slipped was on one of the small bits of vegetation that grow in the cracks in the rock over the last 50m or so of the ascent as the incline gets easier, so pay attention to the very end! Would be a different prospect in high wind and imagine same applies if wearing lower grip footwear given reliance on friction to keep you in place.
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βeta: Scrambled with a friend, short roped and him leading, both of us in approach shoes in dry and breezy conditions. One section was very blank about a third of the way up and a brief move off the slab was in order, a fair few sections felt better for the odd small cam or nut placed here or there but mostly it's pretty low risk. The one time my foot slipped was on one of the small bits of vegetation that grow in the cracks in the rock over the last 50m or so of the ascent as the incline gets easier, so pay attention to the very end! Would be a different prospect in high wind and imagine same applies if wearing lower grip footwear given reliance on friction to keep you in place.
liensiwel 30 May, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: A beautiful route, in a beautiful valley, on a beautiful day. Climbed with a beautiful wife. Yay!!
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βeta: A beautiful route, in a beautiful valley, on a beautiful day. Climbed with a beautiful wife. Yay!!

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Nor' Nor' Buttress Variant

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