Regional Access Database

Advice Craig y Castell

Superb classics on good rock overlooking Tremadog.

BMC Area Wales Rock Type Igneous
Climbing Area Snowdonia Access Status Advice
County Gwynedd CRoW Land No
Importance National No. of Routes 57
Ownership Estate Year Developed 1955
Within National Park Yes Grid Reference SH558404

A great traditional crag with some extremely popular routes such as Creagh Dhu Wall, Tensor and Pellagra.

Tawny owls nest on the first pitch of Creagh Dhu Wall (shared with One step in the Crowds). Climbers are requested to move swiflty past this nest and not to hang around here to avoid distrubance from March 1st to the end of May.  It's also worth noting that Tawny owls can be exceptionally aggressive in defending their nests and theer are known cases of serious eye injuries caused to people who venture too close to Tawny owl nests!

A wide range of cliffs - mainly traditional and multi pitch inc. the popular Llanberis Pass, Idwal Slabs, Clogwyn du'r Arddu and Cwm Silyn cliffs, but also outlying outcrops such as Carreg Alltrem. Many crags are on CROW access land - but not all especially some of the outcrops which lie on private enclosed land. Most of central Snowdonia is both designated an SSSI and also is an European Special Area of Conservation on account of the upland habitat and associated geology and plants found here.

This page was last updated on 28/04/2014. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.