PORTH-Y-FFYNNON


Some 500m east of the cliffs of Porth-Clais are the excellent paired slabs of Porth-y-Ffynnon. The show-piece here is certainly the distinctive, main slab, with routes such as The Crack and Grab the Slab; itís quite an eclectic affair, rising from small crozzled ledges just above the sea, and featuring a double-angle purple sheet of rock, a high ramp-line, and one or two approach choices. The narrower, grey Aquaplane slab does, however, provide some extra spice.

Routes

11 trad routes (D...E1)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other
Aquaplane Slab
Located in a small zawn to the south of the main face.
2
Trad
Lots of sun!
Level

10 mins

Abseil
Main Slab
The main slab has a series of diagonal cracks across it including the classic of The Crack.
7
Trad
Lots of sun!
Level

10 mins

Abseil
Tidal
Velvet Wall
The last crag to be detailed accessed from the Porth-Clais car park is the surprising Velvet Wall....
2
Trad
Lots of sun!
Level

12 mins

Tidal
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    For PORTH-Y-FFYNNON

    The Crack
    "Brilliant climb, recommended for lower grade leading." 12/May top50

    Aquaplane
    "The Ab stake at the top of this is in a pretty bad state. I gave it a test kick..." 11/Jun

    Shiraz
    "Very steep but well furnished with sharp holds and good gear. Keep left at the t..." 04/May

    Grab the Slab
    "Nice route this but as the description says take small pro. I've never placed so..." 20/Apr

    Grab the Slab
    "A steady approach is needed on this one, given the pro (or lack of it)" 31/Aug

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