Elevation: 1,286 ft
GPS: 53.074, -4.021 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chris Owen on Nov 3, 2007
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Snowdonia

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Pinnacle Rib Route (via Yellow S…
Trad 7 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 4
Flying Buttress
Trad 5 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 6
Creagh Dhu Wall
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Main Wall
Trad 6 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
Dives/Better Things
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 10
Cemetery Gates
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Cenotaph Corner
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5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 8
Comes the Dervish
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Left Wall
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pinnacle Rib Route (via Yel… Ogwen > Tryfan > E Face
 4
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 7 pitches
Flying Buttress Llanberis Pass > N Side > Dinas Cromlech
 4
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 5 pitches
Creagh Dhu Wall Tremadog > Craig y Castell… > Main Wall
 6
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Main Wall Llanberis Pass > S Side > Cyrn Las
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
Dives/Better Things Llanberis Pass > N Side > Dinas Cromlech
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Cemetery Gates Llanberis Pass > N Side > Dinas Cromlech
 10
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Cenotaph Corner Llanberis Pass > N Side > Dinas Cromlech
 13
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Comes the Dervish Llanberis Pass > Llanberis Slate… > Vivian Quarry
 8
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad
Left Wall Llanberis Pass > N Side > Dinas Cromlech
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
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