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Climbs 260
Rocktype Welsh igneous
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces E

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Sam Roberts on the traverse © Dim Dringo

Crag features

A massive complex cliff-line in a superbly quiet location. This vast rambling mountainside, interspersing sheets of rock with towering gullies and vast amounts of heather terraces, will ideally suit strong-stomached mountaineers who can brave the "full mountain day out", or canny crag rats who will find the isolated clean walls and revel in some hidden gems. The climbing varies from long rambling easy classics to marginally accessible extreme testpieces, and polish is unlikely to be a problem.

The Mountain Club, who own the Hut Bryn Hafod that sits below the crag are in process of cleaning/restoring some of the routes, they have also produced a free to download mini-guide that is updated as routed are cleaned so check you have the latest version (atm it is v6). If link doesn't work please go to their website http://www.themountainclub.org.uk/bryn-hafod/craig-cywarch/ and download it.

Approach notes

Turn off the A470 at Dinas Mawddwy and take the road toward Aber-Cywarch before following a minor road up the Cywarch valley.  There's a car park and only this should be used. See the approach notes on the mini-guide as mentioned above.

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Guidebooks

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.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Craig Cywarch mini guide (2017)
Meirionnydd (2002)
Mid-Wales (1988)

Out of print:
Bluebell Babylon has been cleaned now. it just needs some more traffic like all the other routes. see a list of the recently cleaned routes on the mini guide produced by the Mountain Club on the website: http://www.themountainclub.org.uk/bryn-hafod/craig-cywarch/
Paul Hy - 20/Aug/18
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