Sub-Cneifion Rib Routes

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Sun and Shade
25 mins
Uphill
Windy

A beautiful feature that has much less to go at than Idwal Slabs, but what it has is just as good. Approach (see map on page 183) - Take the main path from Ogwen Cottage to Llyn Idwal. Walk left along the Llyn. Just past a gate through a drystone wall, a path leads up and across the hillside to the base of the rib. Walk/scramble down the right-hand (looking in) side of the rib.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Sublime Line
The arete left of Scimitar Crack has a steep start and a bold upper section.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E3 5c
2
Scimitar Crack
A short but perfectly formed route tucked away on the left side of the buttress.1) 4c, 25m. Follow the small...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
3
Scimitar Wall
Start up Scimitar Crack then move right to another thinner crack. Climb this past a spike to the top.
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
4
Sub Cneifion Rib
An immaculate trip following the beautiful barrel on perfect rock. Large belay ledges and easy escape options make this route...
 
3 Stars
Technical
VD
5
Cneifion Arete
A fantastic route with the main difficulty confined to the first pitch. Above this it becomes more of an open scramble up an...
 
3 Stars
D