Climbs 27
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 200m a.s.l
Faces W

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Adam cruising the first pitch of laveredo © Emlyn Price

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Rickety Bridge has now been replaced by a lovely new wooden bridge.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.

No Access Issues

Although situated on open access land the owners (Forestry Commission) from time to time are granted permisson to suspend public access to this venue in order to carry out forestry operations, including felling and timber extraction. However access to the cliff should not be affected, as long as climbers park in the village and walk up the track. Be aware that at some times due to forestry works that access might be limited, and forestry vehicles will be using the track.

Abseil station tidied up and replaced - Aug 2023
cymjt - 04/Aug/23
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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