Hogmanay Buttress

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Lots of sun!
10 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

The right-hand side of Pant Ifan is dominated by an immaculate wall and corner, in amongst some much poorer rock, and above a bit of a jungle. Approach (see map on page 228) - From Eric's cafe, walk along the road towards Tremadog village, to a path up through scree, just past the Snowdonia National Park sign. Cross a fence onto the scree. For Strangeways Area head up the left side of the scree to its top and follow a faint path up and then back right towards the base of a long rib that leads up to the main buttress. For Hogmanay Area head up to the top right-hand corner. A faint path then leads through the trees to a clearing below the corner of Vulcan. Abseil from trees at the top.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Holloway/Crocodillo
A hidden gem which combines parts of Holloway and Crocodillo to make one long direct second pitch. Be warned, save some gas for...
 
2 Stars
E2 5b
2
Alcatraz
A fine route up a prominent crack. 1) 4a, 20m. Start up the rib as for Holloway/Crocodillo.2) 4a, 12m. Traverse up and...
 
2 Stars
VS 4c
3
Psych'n'Burn
The blank wall left of Vulcan has this extremely hard and harrowing route. High in the grade.1) 15m. As for Vulcan.2)...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
Fluttery
E6 6c
4
Vulcan
This stupendous route is just plain hard. It tackles the slender groove running the full height of the crag via some intense...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
E4 6a
5
Falcon Top 50
A stunning route which follows the long, thin crack-line right of the corner of Vulcan.1) 15m. As for Vulcan.2) 5b,...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E1 5b
6
Pippikin
Another amazing hard route that has a butch start leading to a breath-taking upper groove.1) 15m. As for Vulcan.2) 6a,...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E4 6a
7
Hogmanay Hangover
A different kind of route for Tremadog with a slightly adventurous feel. Start below a recess at the far right-hand end of the...
 
2 Stars
HS 4b
  • Latest Comments

    For TREMADOG (PANT IFAN)

    Scratch
    "Changed from VS 4b ** to VS 4c **, 67% of 3 votes for 4c" 11/Oct

    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

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