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Climbs 9
Rocktype UNKNOWN
Altitude 115m a.s.l

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KLONDIKE BUTTRESS G.R. 769627

This small, compact buttress, sometimes called Caravan or K2 Crag, is on the lower slopes of Grinllwm. It is visible on the opposite side of the valley from the Crafnant road about a mile and a half out of Trefriw and is directly across the river from a large white house. The crag can be approached by several routes, but not directly across the valley bottom.

From the Llanrhychwyn road out of Trefriw, take the second footpath on the right, next to Y Wern, which leads across the hillside to the top of the crag in approximately 20 minutes. Alternatively approach from either end of the Trefriw to Llyn Geirionydd path to the top of

the crag in about the same time. The top is recognisable by its open aspect, several metal belay stakes in place and a gate across the path at the north end of the crag. The quickest way to the crag is by a public footpath which drops down from the valley road (at G.R. 768629) to a footbridge over the river. Across a stile, a dirt track leads up the valley. Opposite the white house and where the valley bottom broadens out, a track bends back up the hillside. After 50 yards, strike directly up the wooded, scree-covered hillside. A small pinnacle is soon reached and the central groove of Pheasant Plucker is 30 feet above. If you reach telegraph cables leading up the hillside from the valley road, then you have gone too far and the crag is back to your left.

The crag consists of several corners with slabby aretes and clean upper walls. Descent is possible at either end of the crag but is easiest at the right-hand end. The routes are described from right to left.

Guidebooks

KLONDIKE BUTTRESS G.R. 769627 This small, compact buttress, sometimes called Caravan or K2 Crag, is on the lower slopes of Grinllwm. It is visible on the opposite side of the valley from the Crafnant road about a mile and a half out of Trefriw and is directly across the river from a large white house. The crag can be approached by several routes, but not directly across the valley bottom. From the Llanrhychwyn road out of Trefriw, take the second footpath on the right, next to Y Wern, which leads across the hillside to the top of the crag in approximately 20 minutes. Alternatively approach from either end of the Trefriw to Llyn Geirionydd path to the top of the crag in about the same time. The top is recognisable by its open aspect, several metal belay stakes in place and a gate across the path at the north end of the crag. The quickest way to the crag is by a public footpath which drops down from the valley road (at G.R. 768629) to a footbridge over the river. Across a stile, a dirt track leads up the valley. Opposite the white house and where the valley bottom broadens out, a track bends back up the hillside. After 50 yards, strike directly up the wooded, scree-covered hillside. A small pinnacle is soon reached and the central groove of Pheasant Plucker is 30 feet above. If you reach telegraph cables leading up the hillside from the valley road, then you have gone too far and the crag is back to your left. The crag consists of several corners with slabby aretes and clean upper walls. Descent is possible at either end of the crag but is easiest at the right-hand end. The routes are described from right to left.
SebCa - 31/Mar/18
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