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Submitted By: Chris Owen on Dec 1, 2007
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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.


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5 Total Routes


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Featured Route For Ogwen
No it's not Joe Brown it's Scott Nomi appearing up out of the final chimney.

Gashed Crag 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : East Face
A fun excursion up the buttress with a real grunter of a crux. Those old dudes loved their chimneys. There's some exposure too on the upper section. Goes okay in the rain.1) 100ft 5.4. Up a groove and blocks to a big grassy ledge.2) 80ft 5.4. Up a steep wall beneath The Gash, go right and belay.3) 60ft 5.6. Grunt your way up the chimney (crux) - perhaps removing your pack. Then head up a wall to the crest of the ridge above The Gash.4) 120ft 5.0. Follow the crest of the ridge in a great position...[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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