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On the road to Craig Yr Ysfa with the Ogwen Valley...

Description 

This is the northernmost valley of Snowdonia, running east to west then turning north to the town of Bethesda. Llyn Ogwen the big mountain lake to the right of the A5 is the legendary resting place of Excalibur - King Arthur's famous sword. On the right of the valley lie the Carneddeau, a somewhat desolate windswept part of the range, while on the left lies Tryfan, The Glyders, and Idwal - many routes here.

Getting There 

The A5, from Capel Curig to Bethesda - a broad valley containing Llyn Ogwen, and the obvious and spectacular rock peak Tryfan to the left.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.9 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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Featured Route For Ogwen
Tony leads the first pitch in less than perfect conditions. (c) Scott Nomi.

Milestone Direct 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Milestone Buttress
Very polished route but well worth doing with great views over Llyn Ogwen - very slippery in the rain, and as such probably about 5.9.1) 100ft 5.4. The diagonal crack to the wall, over this and up another, rougher, slab to a good ledge.2) 100ft 5.4. Up a corner, then a leg-jam chimney to an apparent impasse at the pinnacle known as The Bivalve - but wait! There's a wonderful exposed hand-traverse left under The Bivalve and around to blocks and ledges.3) 30ft 5.4. Ahh, the crux is a difficult chi...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Jim Lee , Dec 2010 on Bristly Ridge, Glyder Fach
Jim Lee , Dec 2010 on Bristly Ridge, Glyder Fach

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