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Rocktype UNKNOWN
Altitude 371m a.s.l
Faces N

The amazing Pinnacle Ridge (2) © Mark Reeves

Summit of this hill

This summit is listed in Welsh 3,000ers, Nuttalls, Hewitts, Welsh 3000ers in a day, Welsh Mountains (2000ft+), Furth Munros, The Welsh 100, UK 3000 ers hill lists.

This summit has been climbed in 982 logbooks.

Hill features

This ;little frequented crag comprises an area of broken butresses and grass/scree filled gullies nearly 100m above the A5 on the slopes of Pen yr Ole Wen. It is the most accessible crag in the Carneddau.

Series of cliffs with extremely complex structure; climbing is good despite the occasional patches of friable rock. Plenty of space for new routing for those thus inclined. Rarely busy. Mainly multi-pitch routes to 80m.

Receives lots of sun so will dry quickly, but are exposed to any bad weather.

Approach notes

From the parking at Ogwen Cottage on the A5, cross the road and gain the hillside under the crag via the stile.

Route Cards

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Route finding can be daunting at first, with I think 9 seperate buttresses. But once you find a landmark (No. 7 has 2 diamond-shaped roofs on it) it all falls into place. Very quiet, despite being in spitting distance of Ogwen Cottage. And you can watch the hordes trooping up the path to Idwal Slabs as you belay!
KeithW - 04/Nov/05
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Scrambles and Easy Climbs on this hill

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