North Wales Climbs covers the best climbing from the whole of this huge and varied area including all the routes from the 2010 publication North Wales Classics, only with expanded descriptions and much bigger photo-topos plus many additional crags.
The book spans the major mountain crags from Llanberis Pass, to Cloggy; and from Ogwen to the Carneddau. It also includes the Llanberis Slate quarries, Tremadog, the Moelwyns, the Gwynant Valley, Mid-Wales, Gogarth and the Ormes of Llandudno.
As is normally the case with the selected Rockfax guidebooks, the choice of what to included is based as much on the crag it is on as the route itself. If we include a crag then we tend to include a good selection of routes on that crag.
Rockfax App Version
The information is available on the Rockfax App via the Download tab on the Crags tab. The app version has been updated to include almost complete coverage of the North Wales Slate Quarries and geo-located maps for the rest of the package.
More information on the App here.
Links take you to the correct part of the Rockfax Route Database. Crags in bold are additional to the North Wales Classics book.
Slate Quarries - Bus Stop, Dali's Hole, California, Australia, Serengeti, Rainbow Slab, Vivian Quarry (Note - The app version contains almost complete coverage of the Slate Quarries. The printed book is selected climbs only).
Llanberis Pass - Craig Ddu, Clogwyn y Grochan, Carreg Wastad, Dinas Cromlech, Scimitar Ridge, Dinas Mot, Clogwyn y Ddysgl, Cyrn Las, Cwm Glas Bach
Clogwyn Du'r Arddu
Lliwedd and Gwynant - Lliwedd, Clogwyn y Wenallt, Clogwyn y Bustach
Ogwen - Tryfan, Glyder Fach, Gribin Facet, Cwm Cneifion, Cwm Idwal, Braich Ty Du, Carnedd y Filiast
Carneddau - Craig Lloer, Carreg Mianog, Craig yr Ysfa, Craig yr Ogof, Lech Ddu
Tremadog - Cwm Silyn (Craig yr Ogof), Craig y Gesail, Craig y Castell, Pant Ifan, Bwlch y Moch, Carreg Hyll Drem
Betws y Coed and theMoelwyns - The Moelwyns, Craig y Tonnau, Carreg Alltrem, Clogwyn Cyrau, Clogwyn yr Eryr
Gogarth - North Stack and Main Cliff, South Stack, Holyhead Mountain, Rhoscolyn
Ormes - Upper Pen Trwyn, Lower Pen Trwyn, Castell y Gwynt, Castle Inn Quarry, Penmaen Head
Mid-Wales - Simdde Ddu, Y Grisiau, Llechau Mawr, Barmouth, Craig Cywarch, Gist Ddu, Cadair Idris
Access Issues for North Wales
- Llanddulas Cave Parking (Nov, 2013)
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