Upper Tier

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Lots of sun!
Uphill
15 mins
Sheltered

The Upper Tier is Tremadog's answer to a gritstone outcrop, but with better views! Mid-grade single-pitch routes on perfect rock abound. As such it is a victim of its own success since novice climbers and groups compete for space. Most local centres who use this venue have very approachable staff, if you ask to lead a route, most will be more than happy to move a top-rope for you. See previous page. Walk down to the left (looking in) of the crag. There is also a path on the right-hand side. Guidebook page 230.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
K.M.A
Follow the wide crack on the left of the crag to a grassy rest and a steep pull. Step right on to the rounded arete to finish.
 
1 Stars
HS 4a
2
Madog
Follow the problematic twin cracks to the steepening, pull through this using the wide crack and romp up the crack to finish.
 
2 Stars
Technical
VS 4c
3
Myomancy
A tricky start leads to easier ground. Follow the corner to the square-cut roof. Turn the overhang on the right, then move back...
 
2 Stars
Strong
HVS 5b
4
Falling Block Crack
A pleasant and varied route. Totter up the rough arete to a ledge, then fight up the wide crack. A hard move gets you...
 
1 Stars
Strong
S 4a
5
Mistook
Bubble your way up the strangely-pocketed rock then step right into the top crack of Gwynedd or left into Falling Block Crack.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
6
Gwynedd
Technical moves lead up to and through the sentry box. Follow the tricky rightward-slanting crack to finish.
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 4b
7
Rammer's Route
The thin technical wall just right of the sentry box is climbed directly. Care is needed due to the limited protection.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
VS 5a
8
M.T.N
Climb the line of weakness on the right of the wall to gain the twin cracks. Then take the crack in the slab above.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
S 4a
9
Bulging Wall
Good climbing up the step-like formations on the left edge of the tree-shadowed buttress. Climb the steep rock steps and the...
 
1 Stars
HS 4a
10
Quatre Fois Direct
The central slanting-crack gives an interesting gritstonesque outing. Climb the slanting crack behind the block in the middle...
 
2 Stars
Technical
VS 4c
11
Meirionydd
The fierce finger-crack sees more ascents at A1 than at E1!Torque your way up the lower crack on the right of the buttress....
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E1 6a
  • Latest Comments

    For TREMADOG (PANT IFAN)

    Pincushion
    "Changed from E2 5c ** to E2 6a **, 0% of 4 votes for 6a" 11/Oct top50

    Barbarian
    "2nd to Dr John 1993 ish, stupidly hard at top overhang, felt sick." 28/Dec top50

    Silly Arete
    "Oh yes, RIGHT onto the arete at the bottom!" 15/Dec

    Silly Arete
    "A tricky move left ???. I think you mean right" 02/Aug

    Pincushion
    "eh? E2 5c with a 6a pitch? Definitely not 6a. You just got to trust your feet. ..." 07/Jul top50

    Mistook
    "Did this route last Saturday 24/04/10. According to the CC Tremadog Guide, the r..." 26/Apr

    Pincushion
    "Harder than Silly Arete" 11/Mar top50

    Poor Man's Peuterey
    "The groove with 'PMP' on it is the start of Borchgrevinck - the original PMP sta..." 11/Mar top50

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