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Llanberis Pass

Excellent Mountain Cragging

Llanberis Pass is one of the most iconic mountain valleys when it comes to rock climbing. Featuring a myriad of different cliffs, each one with slightly different rock, at a slightly different angle giving each crag a unique style of climbing; this and the ease of access has made this one of the most popular climbing areas in Snowdonia and rightly so. Every generation of climbers has left their mark on these cliff, meaning there are classic routes of all grades for all climbers

Areas Covered

'The Pass' as it is known by most has many facets, they fit roughly into one of two sides. The South Facing side that grabs the sun is great when its cold, or if its sweltering the North Facing side comes into it own. Both are excellent

Access Info

There are no real access issues in the pass, however area the scree below Dinas Cromlech is a rare environment/habitat. When approaching and descending from this crag follow the recommended path in the approach map, as it not only avoids this scree, but is also far nicer way to approach the crag, rather than the two steps up one step back on the active scree leading direct to the crag.

In recent times parking has become a massive issue for climbing in the Llanberis Pass especially at weekends, when the laybys are full of walkers destined for Snowdon by 9am. The answer is not to bother trying to park here, but instead either getting the Sherpa bus straight up from Llanberis to the cromlech boulders if you are based in the village or driving up to the Park and Ride scheme that operates a much more frequent service from the car park in Nant Peris. At present it cost a few pounds in the car park and £1 each way on the bus, although hitching back to the car park can be quicker than waiting for the bus.

Area Map