Glyder Fawr

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Afternoon sun
60 mins

A fine sheet of bubbly grey rock set high on the flanks of Glyder Fawr. The routes described here make logical extensions to route combos on the slabs and upper walls to give a route of alpine stature. Approach (see map on page 183) - From above Continuation Wall, traverse rightwards to a gully and head up to the base of the slabs. Alternatively, if you want to hike up, then walk below Idwal Slabs and follow the path for another 150m to where a narrow scree slope leads up a gully. Follow this and head left at its top to the base of the cliff. The least complicated descent is to scramble up left to the ridge and follow this to the Glyder Fawr plateau and descend via the Devil's Kitchen path over to the right - map and compass needed in poor visibility. Alternatively gain the ridge and follow a faint path down via a few scrambling sections to where it flattens out in Cwm Cneifion. A faint path leads down out of the Cwm towards the end of Llyn Idwal.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
Grey Slab
Delicate, sustained and excellent. The route is not well protected and is prone to seepage on the initial crack and upper crux...
3 Stars
VS 4b
Grey Arete
Great rock and superb situations plus delicate climbing up the rib that is the central feature here. Start on the left-hand...
1 user comment
3 Stars
HVS 5a
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