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Cadair Idris 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Llanberis Pass 22 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 24
Ogwen 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Snowdon Massif 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 13
Tremadog 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Elevation: 1,286 ft
GPS: 53.074, -4.021 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Chris Owen on Nov 3, 2007
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell
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Description

Deep, dark, and steeped in history, from King Arthur, to Mallory, Edwards, Kirkus, Brown, Whillans, Boysen, Livesey, Fawcett and onwards. Snowdonia has every kind of rock climbing imaginable; cragging and high mountain routes, mostly traditional, and some of them bloody hard and terrifying!

This is one of the World meccas for climbing - go there.

Getting There

Landing at London Heathrow, rent a car and drive up the M25 north to the M40 (Oxford) then the M42 to the M5, which joins the M6, when you see the M54 go west to Shrewsbury (my home town). The M54 becomes the A5, an old Roman Road (quite driveable though!), through Llangollen, and eventually to Snowdonia. Get reservations for a B&B in Llanberis. It'll take all afternoon to get there if you land at LHR mid-day. You might want to split the drive somewhere nice and touristy, like Stratford-Upon-Avon, or better yet Shrewsbury.

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Nick Russell
Bristol, UK
Nick Russell   Bristol, UK  
There is indeed a guidebook now, which I just got my hands on. The huge dihedral could have been Red Square? (E1/2 or 5.9/10- ish) Hopefully I'll get to climb there some time this summer and post some routes here. May 22, 2013
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
Hi Nick - oh yes, I don't think there was a guidebook back when I was there, I'm assuming there's one now, I remember climbing some huge dihedral.... Apr 24, 2013
Nick Russell
Bristol, UK
Nick Russell   Bristol, UK  
Good to see Shrewsbury (also my hometown) get a mention on here! Did you ever climb at Nesscliffe, Chris? Mar 20, 2013

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