TWILIGHT AREA


(Craig yr Ogof - Crag of the Cave)
When viewed from afar the Twilight crags look relatively insignificant, but closer inspection reveals a wealth of steep buttresses, walls and grooves that contain some quality routes. The Twilight Area is the least visited of all the Eglwyseg Valley cliffs and it's a good spot to get away from the crowds if the more popular areas are busy. The area is neatly split into two distinct sections: the shady Gully Walls and the exposed Twilight Tower Buttress. The Gully Walls are a good venue in hot weather, containing a selection of mid-grade sport routes and some worthwhile trad routes. Twilight Tower Buttress is the highest crag in the valley, with stupendous panoramic views and some good low-grade routes.

Routes

1 winter route (7b+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Twilight Tower Buttress
A beautifully located spot with a number of worthwhile routes that are always quiet and worth the...
28
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

25 mins

Windy
Lower Tier
A nicely situated small crag but with little climbing of merit and the rock is poor in places. It...
5
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

25 mins

Windy
Twilight Gully
A short, compact and very sunny wall of solid rock that has a handful of intense and fingery...
8
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

20 mins

Windy
Bitter Entry Area
The best bit of the Twilight Area. Compact, bulging rock with a mix of trad and sport pitches. It...
19
Trad
Evening sun
Uphill

17 mins

Seepage
Windy
No Grips Area
A long low section of cliff with a larger buttress at the left-hand end and with the Upper Tier...
27
Trad
Evening sun
Uphill

18 mins

Windy
Tiger Awaits Area
The last section of substantial rock on the crag has a number of steep lines. To reach it, continue...
13
Trad
Evening sun
Uphill

18 mins

Windy
Upper Crag
Above the Tiger Awaits and No Grips Areas are a number of smaller buttresses that are composed of...
8
Sport
Evening sun
Uphill

18 mins

Windy
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  • Latest Comments

    For TWILIGHT AREA

    Bitter Ender
    "Could do with some of the loose blocks sorting out :/" 30/Jun

    Penetration Factor
    "Good climb, tricky start" 30/Aug

    High Impedance
    "A great traditional tussel" 25/Sep

    Jittering Tower
    "Yep - poor protection in the middle. The direct route through the crack is very ..." 30/May

    Disappear
    "New sport route to the left of "Spiderpig": "Charlie's Podium&q..." 05/Aug

    No Grips
    "Nice little route bold though 5c if you go direct at the start and better" 06/May

    Happy Valley
    "Nice, straightforward, not sustained, not much gear. Low in the grade I think." 08/May

    Jittering Tower
    "Poorly protected in the middle section and therefore should be E1" 06/May

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