Access Banned

A major rock fall has occured - access to the lower tier, beyond Dawes of Perception slab is very restricted and has been fenced off to protect the public.

There is currently no access to the quarry and climbers should avoid it for the time being.

The quarry is within the Padarn Country Park, managed by Gwynedd Council.


Rockfax Description
An amazing route - a 7b+ chimney into a hard and sustained headwall. Some will walk up the slot, others will just be totally shut down by it, and vice-versa with the headwall. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
One of many gems left scattered around, courtesy of Yorkshires finest acid folk DJ. Ascend the obvious hanging groove past numerous bolts, pull the roof out L and finish up the energy sapping crack.

Slightly obnoxious but so much fun - very Smith.
Think working on a building site

The flake that formed the chimney slot fell down in April 2021.


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User Date Notes
Tim Neill 27 Apr, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: The chimney section has fallen away recently. This might be of some relief to most!
Show beta
βeta: The chimney section has fallen away recently. This might be of some relief to most!

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Grade: 7c ***
(Rainbow Slab Area)

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