Cwm Idwal Routes

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Winter
No sun
Uphill
40 mins

Guidebook page 188.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
South Gully Top 50
A superb ice-gully that cuts an obvious swathe down the far left of the crag..1) 3, 35m. Climb the initial icefall to a...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
IV 4
2
Central Route Top 50
A good route when fully formed, but more difficult in soft snow..1) 4, 30m. Climb the second ice gully right of South Gully...
 
2 Stars
III 4
3
Grecian 2000
A good route and high in the grade. The top pitch has a formidable reputation..1) 5, 50m. Climb the hanging icicle on the...
 
1 Stars
Strong
IV 5
4
Chicane Gully Top 50
Another good route, when in condition. The second pitch can be very hard in unconsolidated snow..1) 3, 45m. Climb the icy...
 
2 Stars
III 4
5
Devil's Pipes
A fantastic icy outing that is both bold and steep..1) 4, 40m. Start just left of the toe of the buttress and climb stepped...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
V 6
6
The Ramp Top 50
The leftmost ice ramp gives a fine route..1) 2, 25m. A short icy pitch leads leftwards to the foot of the ramp...
 
3 Stars
III 3
7
The Screen Top 50
Another great ice-route. Photo on page 178..1) 3, 20m. Climb the large ice-wall to a ledge belay beneath steeper...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
IV 4
8
The Curtain Top 50
This short route is steep and packs a punch..1) 4, 30m. Climb the steep ice-pitch just left of the descent track. The pitch...
 
2 Stars
IV 4
9
Devil's Pasture Top 50
The superb icy route has a wonderful first pitch and a great chimney to finish.1) 3, 30m. Climb the river of ice, wherever...
 
3 Stars
III 3
10
The Devil's Kitchen Top 50
Perhaps the most atmospheric ice-route in Wales. Scramble all the way up the deep cleft until you reach the waterfall.30m....
 
3 Stars
IV 4
11
Devil's Staircase Top 50
A great mixed route tackling the impending chimney-line left of The Devil's Appendix..1) 6, 25m. Climb the technical and...
 
3 Stars
Strong
V 6
12
The Devil's Appendix Top 50
The steep icicle of The Devil's Appendix gives a fantastic strenuous pitch followed by an equally exciting top pitch of great...
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
Fluttery
VI 6
13
The Devil's Filthbag Top 50
The left-most ice line gives a thrilling, if short pitch..1) 5, 45m. Climb the steep icefall and belay on the ramp.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
V 5
14
The Sting Top 50
Another classic Idwal icefall with a wonderfully exposed second pitch..1) 3, 10m. Climb the initial icefall to a cave belay...
 
2 Stars
Strong
V 5
15
The Devil's Cellar Top 50
Another enjoyable ice-climb that is a good bet if the South Gully area is busy..1) 4, 30m. Climb the wall of ice or the...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
IV 5
  • Latest Comments

    For CWM IDWAL (WINTER)

    The Screen
    "Quite a short crux section makes for a good first IV ice route." 16/Mar top50

    El Mancho
    "Never ever VII!" 16/Mar top50

    Pillar Chimney
    "It is also possible to thrutch up the chimney if there is not enough ice to clim..." 14/Mar top50

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