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Idwal Slabs (aka Cwm Idwal)

Snowdonia

Spectacular climbing, set in some of the grandest mountain scenery in Wales; slab-routes galore at every grade. Mainly multi-pitch routes to 160 metres. Must dos for visitors include "Tennis Shoe" (HS), "Suicide Wall Route 1" (E2) and "Hope" (VDiff), all multi-starred classics. Beware of falling sheep.Grades as per the 2010 CC Ogwen guide.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Wales Rock Type: Igneous
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 106
Within National Park: No Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SH645588

Parking and Approach

20 to 25 minutes walk along the trail from Ogwen Cottage.
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.

Weather Information

For more information on the Winter Weather Monitoring please visit https://www.thebmc.co.uk/idwal

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Anonymous User
20/12/2016
How long has Idwal been in the county of AVON?
Anonymous User
13/05/2017
It's still not in Avon!!
Anonymous User
03/08/2018
Tennis shoe brilliant climb
Anonymous User
21/05/2020
For a long time I thought that perhaps the Tennis Shoes route was named after the beer in John Steinbeck’s book ‘ Cannery Row ‘ !
17/07/2021
Block that was previously used for an abseil decent is now unstable.