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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.