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Elevation: 2,946 ft
GPS: 53.07, -4.047 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chris Owen on Sep 26, 2009
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell
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Description

This thousand foot crag on the southern part of Snowdon Horseshoe is the traditional home of Welsh rock climbing. It was developed extensively in the early part of the 20th Century and the first Welsh guidebook was written for this crag, by Archer Thompson.

There are two buttresses (East and West) and the climbs have a distinct mountaineering feel to them, broken by many heather terraces. Route finding can be bewildering, and the rock is vertically layered, so a certain style is required that does not necessarily involve jugs. Quite a bit harder when wet.

Warning!
King Arthur and his knights are said to be sleeping in a cave (Ogof Arthur or The Cave of Enchanted Warriors) located somewhere on Lliwedd, there with a great bell to be rung when Britain is in mortal peril - DO NOT RING THE BELL unless things get really serious.

Getting There

Trailhead at Pen-Y-Pass, take left trail to Llyn Llydaw, then before the crag, break off right on a use trail to the East Buttress.

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