Climbs 142
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 898m a.s.l
Faces N

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Avalanche/Red Wall/Longland's Continuation (S) on Lliwedd © Mark Reeves

Crag features

The highest cliff in England & Wales was also one of the first to be explored by the 19th Century pioneers training for the greater ranges, the Climber's Club published their first guidebook for Lliwedd and many famous names have left their mark on the mountain.

The decision was made by the Lliwedd guidebook author to ommit *stars* from the latest edition so do not be put off by starless routes, routes that have been given stars in select and winter guidebooks have been shown here. Lliwedd is a serious cliff with a reputation for difficult route-finding, poor protection and being hopelessly difficult when wet.

Must do routes include: Slanting Buttress Ridge Route (D), Horned Crag Route (VD), Avalanche, Red Wall and Longland's Continuation (S), The Sword (VS) and Terminator (E1).

Approach notes

The usual approach is by following the Miner's Track from Pen-y-Pass to Llyn Llydaw before contouring above the South shore and striking directly up to the required area of the cliff base.

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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.

North Wales Classics

A significant addition to the Rockfax stable; North Wales Classics is a pocket-sized guide packs in hundreds of superb routes throughout the mountains of Snowdonia. From Tremadog to Tryfan, and everywhere in between, the book covers mid-grade routes on the best crags and features top-notch photo-topos and inspirational action shots taking you where you want to go.
More Guidebooks:
North Wales Rock (2006)
Lliwedd (1998)

Out of print:
Climbed on a fine day in September- were the only climbers on the crag-(not counting the 8 ravens) 10 great pitches/800 foot of lovely easy climbing-must rank as my best multi pitch experience.
bobpilgrem - 16/Sep/10
Lliwedd has arguably the best (certainly the longest)mountaineering routes in England and Wales. Plenty of holds on the classic routes, but can be awkward in the wet. Old-fashioned and uncrowded - great!
Mac B - 05/Aug/06
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