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Climbs 76
Rocktype Slate
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces NW

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Caroline Ciavaldini in The Groove © NeilHart.info

Crag features

Not for the faint-hearted or soft-headed, some loose rock so helmets advised. Twll Mawr is the home of some amazing routes, single and multi-pitch up to 219 metres the nearest Britain really has to Yosemite. (Leo Houlding spent a lot of time here.) The Big Hole is home to the famously impressive 'The Quarryman' (E8 7a) and 'The Meltdown' 9a. A number of single and multi pitch sport routes have been added over recent years including the 4 longest multi pitch sport routes in the UK, 'The Rock Bottom Line' 135 metres, 'The Desolation of Smaug' 145 metres, 'Long in the Twll / The North is Rising' 160 metres and 'Tan y Ddraig' 180 metres.

NOTE: If you've enjoyed any of the bolted routes in Twll Mawr please consider donating to the North Wales Bolt Fund :-)
http://northwalesboltfund.webs.com/

Approach notes

From Bus Stop Quarry continue along the path, beyond Dalis and Never Never Land. The huge vista of rock should be obvious as you go on.

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If You've enjoyed any of the bolted sports routes in Twll Mawr please consider donating to the North Wales Bolt Fund :-) http://northwalesboltfund.webs.com/
Sl@te Head - 04/May/15
How to Find Twll Mawr on You tube... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jv5zOVHS_8
Sl@te Head - 08/Mar/15
Some links for The Rock Bottom Line, Supermassive Black Hole, Black Hole Sun and Black Holes and Revelations... http://dmmclimbing.com/news/2011/10/uks-longest-sport-route/ http://dmmclimbing.com/news/2011/07/four-pitch-sport-route-added-to-twll-mawr/ http://dmmclimbing.com/news/2011/11/like-father-like-son/
Sl@te Head - 04/Jun/12
Check out my photosynth panoramic at the base of SuperMassive Black Hole in Twill Mawr: http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=14473c30-e651-4868-aaf2-4e32706160a1&m=false&i=0:0:0&c=0:0:0&z=548.482755730145&d=-1.24564770520284:-1.17570765130743:-1.16470582811073&p=0:0&t=False
Jonny2vests - 11/Sep/11
A historical account of Joe Brown's early explorations in Twll Mawr...Note to self - must remember the beer next time next time I'm new routing in there :o) http://www.climbers-club.co.uk/journal/original/1970-1%20Journal-p31-38.pdf
Sl@te Head - 11/Sep/11
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