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Cyfrwy Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 2,500'
Location: 52.704, -3.9247 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Rob Davies UK on Nov 3, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: Cyfrwy in wet conditions


Cyfrwy is about half a mile long and 500' high. It is north-facing and needs a good spell of dry weather. There are some good, long slab climbs.

Getting There 

From the car park a mile south-west of the Gwernan Lake hotel follow a good south at first. Then head eastwards beneath the crag towards a lake, Llyn y Gadair, and scramble up steep scree and heather to the base of the cliff (about 90 minutes)

Climbing Season

For the United Kingdom area.

Weather station 12.1 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: The slab on P2 of Gwydrin is in the centre of the ...

Gwydrin 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Cyfrwy
P1 climbs grooves, trending right to reach the base of the upper slab (5.9-)P2 moves left on to the slab, then follows the easiest line upwards, keeping left of the corner. Traverse left to a peg, and pass this, stepping up (crux; 5.10a/b) to reach better cracks near the arete. One of the best mid-grade slab pitches in Wales. After P2 it is easiest to make one long (50 m) abseil from slings on a spike back to the start....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Sean Maher
From: Bristol, England
Sep 13, 2016
We pulled up at the Torrent Walk campground at midnight on a Friday in pouring rain, hoping against hope for a solid weekend of climbing at Cwfrwy. The rain cleared up for us the rest of the weekend but unfortunately the rock did not; the crag faces north and a persistent sea breeze slows the drying process to a crawl.
On Saturday we slopped up the slimy-but-climbable Pisa (HS ~5.7) and scrambled the enjoyable ridge traverse, Cyfrwy Arete (D ~5.2).
We intended to sample the harder and more reputable routes on the Slabby Buttress on Sunday, but sadly the rock was still visibly wet from the approach. After climbing a pitch of loose rock and steep mud on Quartz Rib (VS ~5.8), then trundling a mini-fridge sized block on the second pitch, we decided to rap off and call it a trip.
In short, I'd recommend coming here for the Slabby Buttress at least 3 days after a rain or for the quasi-alpine scramble on the Cyfrwy Arete. The crag has a beautiful position and nice height but just isn't worth the effort in wet conditions.

P.S. An Englishman with us confidently pronounced the crag's name as "Kuh-free", make of that what you will.

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