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Climbs 37
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 500m a.s.l
Faces E

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Voie Suisse © alan moore

Crag features

OS Map reference: 873 255

A huge remote mountain crag overlooking Llyn Lliwbran. A neglected crag but one which contains some classic lines, especially around HVS to E1. The routes are likely to be dirty and vegetated, even the starred ones. Some may require more serious cleaning than others. With the easier access to this crag now, it deserves more attention and the routes should clean up with traffic. It can hold damp after rain, and probably requires at least a good few days of warm weather to dry out sufficiently.

 

Approach notes

Formally the only approach permitted was along the Aran ridge from Llanuwchllyn, dropping down the crag from the main path.

I believe it is now possible to park up the road in Cwn Croes, near to Nant Y Llyn, and follow the stream up the hill into the Access Land. The crag is approached around the lake.

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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.
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More Guidebooks:
Out of print:
Meirionnydd (2002)
At the moment the crag is a picture of the hanging gardens of Babylone. Did Aardwark (HVS) which required much cleaning. Certainly a crag for the more adventurous. A.-
ArnaudG - 10/Aug/06
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