IDWAL SLABS


Cwm Idwal is home to many great routes on several slabby crags. The jewels in the crown are the Idwal Slabs with its set of ever-popular routes that attract attention throughout the year. Also of interest in a similar theme is Sub-Cneifion Rib. Above these are the amazing Cneifion Arete and the Upper Cliff of Glyder Fawr. If you are all slabbed out then there is some steeper rock guarding the gateway to the Cwm on Gribin Facet. The final buttress covered is an altogether different proposition - the lonely soul-searching leads of the aptly-named Suicide Wall will give those who think there is only easy climbing in Cwm Idwal something to think about.

Routes

26 trad routes (D...E4)
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
Suicide Wall
An amazing wall with some excellent Extreme routes. The crag sees little in the way of sun and is...
4
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

30 mins

Seepage
The Slabs
Long and classic low-grade routes only a short stroll from the road - no wonder the place is...
7
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

25 mins

Windy
Rowan Tree Slabs
Descent from Rowan Tree Slabs - Traverse right beyond the sidewall to reach open ground. Either...
2
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

25 mins

Windy
Holly Tree Wall and Continuation Wall
Above the laid back routes of the Idwal Slabs lie two steeper tiers of quality rock. The...
11
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

60 mins

Windy
Glyder Fawr
A fine sheet of bubbly grey rock set high on the flanks of Glyder Fawr. The routes described here...
2
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

60 mins

Windy
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  • Latest Comments

    For IDWAL SLABS

    Charity
    "Changed from VD ** to HVD **, no votes" 11/Oct

    Hope
    "great day out!" 27/Jun top50

    Grey Arete
    "fantastic climb at the grade, but both are delicate and light on gear...excellen..." 24/Apr

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