Access Banned

A major rock fall has occured - access to the lower tier, beyond Dawes of Perception slab is very restricted and has been fenced off to protect the public.

There is currently no access to the quarry and climbers should avoid it for the time being.

The quarry is within the Padarn Country Park, managed by Gwynedd Council.

Rockfax Description
This great combination is a fantastic way to experience the east side of Vivian. The pitches are mostly quality and well balanced grade-wise. A couple of harder alternatives can up both the quality and the grade to E3.
1) HVS 5a. Mental Lentils (p.§§§).
2) E1 5c. The Monster Kitten (p.§§§). Walk across leftwards.
3) E2 5c. Too Bald to be Bold (p.§§§). Move down to a hanging belay below the slab.
4) E2 5c. The Turkey Chant (p.§§§). At the top, lower off to the Conscience Level and walk across the bad step to reach the Dervish slab.
5) E2 5b. Last Tango in Peris (p.§§§). Alternatively, climb Comes the Dervish for the E3 variation.
6) E2 5c. The Missing Link (p.§§§). A connecting pitch only, From the lower-off, swing onto the Ritter Sport Level.
7) E2 5c. The Madness (p.§§§). Choose Ritter Sport for the E3 variation. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A combination of Mental Lentils, Monster Kitten, Too Bald to Be Bold, The Turkey Chant and either Last Tango... or Comes the Dervish. You get an E3 tick if you manage the Dervish!


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High E3
Mid E3
Low E3
High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
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High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
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Style of Ascent
Alt Leads
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Flashed (β)
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Route of Interest
The Troach

Grade: E2 5b ***
(Clogwyn Du'r Arddu (Cloggy))

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