North Wales Climbs covers the best climbing from the whole of this huge and varied area including all the routes from the 2010 publication North Wales Classics, only with expanded descriptions and much bigger photo-topos plus many additional crags.
The book spans the major mountain crags from Llanberis Pass, to Cloggy; and from Ogwen to the Carneddau. It also includes the Llanberis Slate quarries, Tremadog, the Moelwyns, the Gwynant Valley, Mid-Wales, Gogarth and the Ormes of Llandudno.
As is normally the case with the selected Rockfax guidebooks, the choice of what to included is based as much on the crag it is on as the route itself. If we include a crag then we tend to include a good selection of routes on that crag.
North Wales Bolt Fund
£1 from the sale of each guidebook for the first 1500 copies has been donated to the North Wales Bolt Fund - see news item here and here. For the rest of the print run, a donation of £1 will be made for every online sale of the book from this web site.
Rockfax App Version
The full guidebook is also available on the App for £22.99. This contains a full version of every crag and route as in the printed book. It will also be updated from time to time with new additions. It is available on iOS from the App Store (Android version to follow in 2016).
Links take you to the correct part of the Rockfax Route Database. Crags in bold are additional to the North Wales Classics book.
Slate Quarries - Bus Stop, Dali's Hole, California, Australia, Serengeti, Rainbow Slab, Vivian Quarry
Llanberis Pass - Craig Ddu, Clogwyn y Grochan, Carreg Wastad, Dinas Cromlech, Scimitar Ridge, Dinas Mot, Clogwyn y Ddysgl, Cyrn Las, Cwm Glas Bach
Clogwyn Du'r Arddu
Lliwedd and Gwynant - Lliwedd, Clogwyn y Wenallt, Clogwyn y Bustach
Ogwen - Tryfan, Glyder Fach, Gribin Facet, Cwm Cneifion, Cwm Idwal, Braich Ty Du, Carnedd y Filiast
Carneddau - Craig Lloer, Carreg Mianog, Craig yr Ysfa, Craig yr Ogof, Lech Ddu
Tremadog - Cwm Silyn (Craig yr Ogof), Craig y Gesail, Craig y Castell, Pant Ifan, Bwlch y Moch, Carreg Hyll Drem
Betws y Coed and theMoelwyns - The Moelwyns, Craig y Tonnau, Carreg Alltrem, Clogwyn Cyrau, Clogwyn yr Eryr
Gogarth - North Stack and Main Cliff, South Stack, Holyhead Mountain, Rhoscolyn
Ormes - Upper Pen Trwyn, Lower Pen Trwyn, Castell y Gwynt, Castle Inn Quarry, Penmaen Head
Mid-Wales - Simdde Ddu, Y Grisiau, Llechau Mawr, Barmouth, Craig Cywarch, Gist Ddu, Cadair Idris
Access Issues for North Wales
- Llanddulas Cave Parking (Nov, 2013)
Rockfax make a donation from each copy sold from this web site to the North Wales Bolt Fund.
Please see here for further information on donations.