Carreg Alltrem


A traditional west facing climbing venue with many well know classics such as Laveredo Wall, Penamnen Groove and Fratricide Wall, situated on Forestry Commission land, in the Lledr Valley, some five miles osuth of Betws y Coed.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Wales Rock Type: Volcanic
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Forestry Commission No. of Routes: 13
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1953
Grid Reference: SH739507

Although situated on open access land the owners (Forestry Commission) from time to time are granted permisson to suspend public access to this venue in order to carry out forestry operations, including felling and timber extraction. However access to the cliff should not be affected, as long as climbers park in the village and walk up the track. Be aware that at some times due to forestry works that access might be limited, and forestry vehicles will be using the track.

CRoW Information

CROW access land , but public access is occassionally suspended for public safety reasons while foresty works are underway.

Group Advice

Suitable for experienced groups only, as there are few worthwhile routes below VS grade.

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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