Craig Cywarch (aka Craig Cowarch) is a massive complex cliff-line located above our Club Hut (Bryn Hafod). This vast rambling mountainside, interspersing sheets of rock with towering gullies and heather terraces, will ideally suit mountaineers who can brave the “full mountain day out”, or those who will find the isolated clean walls and revel in some hidden gems. The climbing varies from long rambling easy classics to marginally accessible extreme test pieces and where polish is unlikely to be a problem.
It is covered by the Meirionnydd guidebook which is a bit out of date now, so a Mini Guide v4 has been produced and updates will be uploaded as and when they happen.
The next Crag Clean (we’re going to call it “Vertical Gardening”) is scheduled for the tbc if you’re interested please contact Paul Hyland for more info.
Crag Cleaning the how to.
Routes that are climbable (10 Apr 17):
|Will o’ the Wisp||Tap y Graig||HVD***||6|
|Sweet Baby James||Tap y Graig||HVS 5a**||2|
|Mud Slide Slim||Tap y Graig||VS 4c*||3|
|First Anniversary||Esgair Felen Isaf||Mod*||2|
|Twink (*)||Esgair Felen Isaf||HVD**||2|
|Restoration (*)||Esgair Felen Isaf||S 4a*||2|
|Doom||Craig Llywelyn||VS 4c***||4|
|Acheron||Craig Llywelyn||HVS 5a**||6|
|South Face Crack||NNE Towers||HS 4b||1|
* There are 3 variations between these routes.
Next to be cleaned are:
|Bluebell Babylon||Tap y Graig||VS|
|A Touch of Class||Tap y Graig||VDiff|
|Oread||Tap y Graig||VS|
|Wig Walk||NNE Towers||VS|
|Recuperation||Esgair Felen Isaf||VDiff|
Apart from the routes above an effort to clean the path Llwbyr Llwelyn and to force a way to the top of Esgair Felen to enable a clean and ascent of Shade of Pale will be attempted on the next visit.