Altitude 107m a.s.l
On the crux of imminent Departees © spidey
This extensive natural escarpment provides superb traditional cragging in a sheltered, sunny and tranquil setting. Routes are up to 40m in height and invariably feel steeper than they look, first-time visitors will rapidly begin to appreciate the local name of 'Craig y Forearm'!
This is a truly beautiful area in which to climb and peace and solitude is the norm. The crag is sheltered from the wind due to its valley location and shelter provided by trees.
Turn off at junction 23 Llandulas; turn right at a roundabout and then first left, signposted A547 Old Colwyn, and continue gradually uphill for about 1.2 miles until a left turn can be made onto Highlands Road opposite a bus shelter. Follow this through the village of Llysfaen and 400m after the school, turn left onto Trawscoed Road at a triangle of grass. Continue along this lane (which soon becomes a narrow track) for around half a mile until a metal gate on the left, at a right-hand hairpin. Go through the gate into the field and park to the side of the road.
The current access situation at Craig y Forwyn is as follows:-
Do not park below the crag - follow the access instructions in the current editon of North Wales Limestone guidebook (or see below).