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Ogwen Rock Climbing 

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Location: 53.12396, -4.0019 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Owen on Dec 1, 2007
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This is the northernmost valley of Snowdonia, running east to west then turning north to the town of Bethesda. Llyn Ogwen the big mountain lake to the right of the A5 is the legendary resting place of Excalibur - King Arthur's famous sword. On the right of the valley lie the Carneddeau, a somewhat desolate windswept part of the range, while on the left lies Tryfan, The Glyders, and Idwal - many routes here.

Getting There 

The A5, from Capel Curig to Bethesda - a broad valley containing Llyn Ogwen, and the obvious and spectacular rock peak Tryfan to the left.

Climbing Season

For the United Kingdom area.

Weather station 3.9 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: The easy bit - P1 (photo by Phil Ashton)

Monolith Crack 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Clogwyn y Tarw (Gribin Face...
P1: 30' Tunnel under the Monolith.P2: 30' 5.5 Climb a very polished and awkward groove to a stance beside the upper wide crack.P3: 80' Easy if you can fit inside, impossible if you can't. Strip down, breathe out and sidle into the crack sideways for about 15' (try lying down and going in horizontally if all else fails) until it widens sufficiently to start chimneying upwards towards daylight. Then climb slabs to the top.P3a: 80' 5.6 ("De Selincourt's variation"). If the crack is unattractive,...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: On the road to Craig Yr Ysfa with the Ogwen Valley...
On the road to Craig Yr Ysfa with the Ogwen Valley...

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