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Cwm Idwal

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Clogwyn y Tarw (Gribin Facet) 
Idwal Slabs 

Cwm Idwal Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,200'
Location: 53.111, -4.0255 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Rob Davies UK on Nov 1, 2009
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Idwal Slabs . Andy Ross Gene Vallee USA


A very traditional climbing area with lots of beginner routes but also some good harder climbs. Good quality volcanic rock, though some popular routes have been polished by generations of nailed boots. The major cliffs are mainly N or W facing.

Getting There 

Park on the A5 near Ogwen Cottage and follow the well-made path up to the lake (Llyn Idwal).

Climbing Season

For the United Kingdom area.

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Jan 25, 2010
Thanks for posting Rob.

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