Rockfax Description
An amazing route with some stunning rock formations. The coarse rock offers great friction. The climbing is relatively straightforward but the route is very exposed and sustained with few large ledges. A rope is advised. Start by the parking spot near the hostel.
Getting to the start - Walk north a short distance and cross a stile on the left to a short boggy section leading to a drystone wall. Follow the right side of the wall - steep at first - until it arrives at some large blocks, one of which is part of the drystone wall, just below the Atlantic Slab. A line of scree leads diagonally up the hillside to base of the route. Make your way up this and the heather to the start of the slabby ridge that marks the right-hand end of the leftmost slab.
1) From its lowest point follow the right-hand edge of the slab. It is best to stay close to the rib for the best exposure and rock. The higher you get the more exposed it becomes.
2) Eventually the ridge peters out just before the summit ridge. The summit of Carnedd y Filiast is a few minutes' walk away to the left. © Rockfax


North Wales Scrambles - Garry Smith, Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton, 10 Year Walking And Scrambling Challenge


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