Craig y Gesail (Tremadog)


The most westerly of the Tremadog cliffs Lower parts of buttresses can be very vegetated but its possible to abseil in to some routes from above. Tends to be quieter than the main Tremadog cliffs but parking is restricted. Climbers should not drive up the track to the farm. Parking is permitted by agreement with the landwner immediately by the cattle grid.  Follow the permitted  path up and left over stiles  and then back to the crag base.  

Crag information
Climbing Area: Wales Rock Type: Igneous
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Private No. of Routes: 60
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1955
Grid Reference: SH545411

Parking and Approach

From Penmorfa take the old road signposted Yr Hen Lon. After 400 meters turn right into the entrance to Tyddyn Deucwm Isaf farm. Park on left just beyond the cattle grid. Do not park by the gate opposite the cattle grid and do not drive up to the farmhouse.Follow the courtesy footpath uphill ,going left over a stile before the farmhouse and then across fields beyond. Follow a path up rightwards through the bracken to reach the large boulder scree at a small walled enclosure. An easy scramble through the scree gets you to the foot of Javelin Buttress.

Ensure the track is not obstructed. If the parking area is busy (it can accomodate only about four cars) then park  in a layby on the main road and walk in.  The parking area is not suitable for minibuses or large vans. 

Area information

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.

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