Altitude 107m a.s.l
Celt (aged 10) on the First Ascent of 'Y Clip Aur' F6a © Sl@te Head
Evening sun, easy access, spectacular views across the estuary, interesting inudstrial archaeology and a spread of grades make this venue well worth a visit. The complex of micro-diorite rock faces has been created by quarrying on 5 levels.
The quarry levels generally face to the north and are fairly sheltered from the wind. Some routes take seepage but dry very rapidly in breeze and sun. The rock on most routes is reasonably solid but can shear in blocks.
Exit the A55 at junction 17 and turn towards Conwy on the A547. Cross the railway bridge and turn sharp right into the industrial cul-de-sac closest the hillside; park near the end. Hop over the stile, follow the path westwards for 150m and take a vague leftward branch up through meadow and bracken heading towards the old winding house on the ridge ahead (12mins).
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