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Craig Llywelyn is a large brooding section of Craig Cywarch that has a number of deep-set corners and huge jagged ribs. The cliff holds a good deal of vegetation but the rock is excellent and relatively clean on the classic routes described. Both of the routes are superb mountaineering expeditions that have plenty of intricate and sustained climbing which is surprisingly time consuming. These lines should not be attempted in the wet and need a good long dry spell to come fully into condition. Approach (see map on page 386) - From the parking, walk up the road and take the footpath that goes past the farm and then over a wall on the left via a stile (sign to Rhydymain). Follow the path uphill to a small footbridge. Do not cross the river but continue along the stream bank for 100m and then break left up scree to the base of the face (25 minutes).
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A massive route that wends its way up the huge serrated arete on the left-hand side of the buttress. Route finding is complex...
A brilliant line that is incredibly sustained and at the top of the VS grade. The climbing links two huge corner systems to the...