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Elevation: 1,286 ft 392 m
GPS: 53.07428, -4.02096
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Shared By: Chris Owen on Nov 3, 2007
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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
 5
Milestone Direct
Trad 4 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 4
Flying Buttress
Trad 5 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 4
First Pinnacle Rib (via Yellow S…
Trad 7 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 5
Crackstone Rib
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 7
Creagh Dhu Wall
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Main Wall
Trad 6 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 9
Seamstress
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 5
Diagonal
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Nose Direct
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Spectre
Trad 4 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 11
Cemetery Gates
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Cenotaph Corner
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Seams the Same
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Fool's Gold
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5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 9
Comes the Dervish
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Milestone Direct Ogwen > Tryfan > Milestone Buttress
 5
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 4 pitches
Flying Buttress Llanberis Pass > N Side > Dinas Cromlech
 4
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 5 pitches
First Pinnacle Rib (via Yel… Ogwen > Tryfan > E Face
 4
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 7 pitches
Crackstone Rib Llanberis Pass > N Side > Carreg Wastad
 5
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Creagh Dhu Wall Tremadog > Craig y Castell… > Main Wall
 7
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Main Wall Llanberis Pass > S Side > Cyrn Las
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
Seamstress Llanberis Pass > Llanberis Slate… > Serengeti
 9
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Diagonal Llanberis Pass > S Side > Dinas Mot
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad 4 pitches
Nose Direct Llanberis Pass > S Side > Dinas Mot
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Spectre Llanberis Pass > N Side > Clogwyn y Grochan
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Cemetery Gates Llanberis Pass > N Side > Dinas Cromlech
 11
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
Seams the Same Llanberis Pass > Llanberis Slate… > Serengeti
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Fool's Gold Llanberis Pass > Llanberis Slate… > Bus Stop Quarry
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Comes the Dervish Llanberis Pass > Llanberis Slate… > Vivian Quarry
 9
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad
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