North Wales Climbs (2013)

July 2022 Update – We have no more stock of this book for mail orders. The last bulk stock was distributed to specialist Outdoor Retailers in North Wales and you should be able to get a copy either in the shops or from their websites for the next few months.

Climbers Shop (Out of stock), V12

October 2022 Update – The whole book and a few extra areas is now available on Rockfax Digital for free to non-subscribers.

New Edition – The new print edition featuring a full updated, more routes, new crag and action photos, will be out early in 2023.

The diversity of the rock and the climbing styles in North Wales is phenomenal. This guidebook features 8 different rock types and 56 different crags, each with its own character, feel and of course history. Since the bolt-boom of the 1980s and the rebolting efforts of recent years, North Wales now offers fine sport climbing to sit alongside its world-class traditional adventures. And it is these adventures that are the biggest draw to the area. Nowhere in the UK is there such a concentration of classic traditional rock climbs, of all grades and of such variety.

Out of Print

North Wales Climbs spans the major mountain crags from Llanberis Pass, to Cloggy; and from Ogwen to the Carneddau. It also includes the Llanberis Slate quarries, Tremadog, the Moelwyns, the Gwynant Valley, Mid-Wales, Gogarth and the Ormes of Llandudno. As is normally the case with the selected Rockfax guidebooks, the choice of what to include is based as much on the crag it is on as the route itself. If we include a crag then we tend to include a good selection of routes on that crag.

Slate Quarries
Bus Stop, Dali's Hole, California, Australia, Serengeti, Rainbow Slab, Vivian Quarry

Llanberis Pass
Craig Ddu, Clogwyn y Grochan, Carreg Wastad, Dinas Cromlech, Scimitar Ridge, Dinas Mot, Clogwyn y Ddysgl, Cyrn Las, Cwm Glas Bach

Clogwyn Du'r Arddu

Lliwedd and Gwynant
Lliwedd, Clogwyn y Wenallt, Clogwyn y Bustach

Tryfan, Glyder Fach, Gribin Facet, Cwm Cneifion, Cwm Idwal, Braich Ty Du, Carnedd y Filiast

Craig Lloer, Carreg Mianog, Craig yr Ysfa, Craig yr Ogof, Lech Ddu

Cwm Silyn (Craig yr Ogof), Craig y Gesail, Craig y Castell, Pant Ifan, Bwlch y Moch, Carreg Hyll Drem

Betws y Coed and the Moelwyns
The Moelwyns, Craig y Tonnau, Carreg Alltrem, Clogwyn Cyrau, Clogwyn yr Eryr

North Stack and Main Cliff, South Stack, Holyhead Mountain, Rhoscolyn

Upper Pen Trwyn, Lower Pen Trwyn, Castell y Gwynt, Castle Inn Quarry, Penmaen Head

Simdde Ddu, Y Grisiau, Llechau Mawr, Barmouth, Craig Cywarch, Gist Ddu, Cadair Idris

November 2013


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Bolt Fund

North Wales Bolt Fund


978 1 873341 82 7

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1 review for North Wales Climbs (2013)

  1. SteveFindlay

    Ah.. at last, Cystitis gets E6 ..

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