Lion Rock

Rock Climbing

Lion Rock / Fachwen | ©Si Panton

Lion Rock

Rock Climbing

A popular beginner’s crag set in a beautiful location above the Brynrefail end of Llyn Padarn. This is a very friendly place to climb; the angle of the rock is slabby, the holds mostly positive and the gear placements and natural belays are plentiful. Although it takes three pitches of climbing to reach the summit there is an easily accessed ledge system above the first slab so top ropes are easy to set up.

There are some other similar crags nearby; do check out Craig yr Undeb on the opposite side of the lake – this has a good easy slab situated up left of the yellow bouldering wall. There are also another couple of single pitch crags hidden in the woods a few hundred metres further rightwards along the Fachwen hillside. The routes on the right hand crag are a bit tougher.

Conditions:

The rock is very quick to dry after rain although there is the odd seepage point. The south west facing aspects ensures a high sunshine quota; it is perhaps at its best in the evening when the sunset over Caernarfon can be quite spectacular. Although the nearby Llanberis Pass gets fairly high rainfall, at this end of Llyn Padarn dry conditions often prevail.

Approach:

There is a small car park on the Fachwen road – from here a path on the opposite side of the road leads up leftwards to the crag.


Safety & Access
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Safety & Access

The publisher of this website accepts no responsibility for the way in which readers use the information contained therein. The descriptions and recommendations are for guidance only and must be subject to discriminating judgement by the reader. Advice and training should be sought before utilising any equipment or techniques mentioned within the text or shown in any of the photographic images. Climbing is an activity with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in this activity should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.

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