North Wales Climbs

Selected climbs guide that spans the major mountain crags from Llanberis Pass, to Cloggy; and from Ogwen to the Carneddau. 

You wait ages for an up to date full colour photo diagrammatic guide to rock climbing in Snowdonia and then two appear at once (well almost at once)! And, like its rival, this one covers "the best climbing from the whole of this huge and varied area". Superb photodiagrams and action shots throughout.

It 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. On the plus side, smart phone users will be pleased to see a code you can scan to navigate back to your car - can we expect this in reverse in future guides, ie a code to scan to get you to the foot of each route?! On the minus side, the absence of any sort of area introduction to each section is a little puzzling. For Llanberis Pass, there is simply a map - why not use photodiagrams to show the layout of the crags on the hillside as viewed from the other side of the valley? And why not a simple photodiagram or two of a few classic problems on the world famous Cromlech Boulders, given that they are right next to the car park and that this guide is aimed at occasional visitors to the area?

Crags covered are: Slate Quarries - Bus Stop, Dali's Hole, California, Australia, Serengeti, Rainbow Slab, Vivian Quarry.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 the Moelwyns - 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.(It covers all the routes from the Rockfax 2010 publication North Wales Classics, but with expanded descriptions and much bigger photo diagrams, plus of course there are many additional crags.)

By Mark Reeves, Jack Geldard and Mark Glaister.

Card cover, 21cm x 15cm, 400 pages.

Published 2013.

ISBN: 978-1-873341-82-7.

Sorry - out of print. New edition due June 2023.

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