Llyn Gwynant

Bouldering

Llyn Gwynant  | ©Si Panton

Llyn Gwynant

Bouldering

A series of top quality micro venues spread around the shores of Llyn Gwynant. Most prominent is the rather excellent Gwynant Roadbloc, the obvious large roadside boulder. On the opposite side of the lake (at the base of Craig y Fulfran) is the Elephantitus Cave, which is home to a number of steep and powerful problems, including one of the best 7As in North Wales. The boulders below Clogwyn y Bustach are also well worth a visit.

The best problems tend to be in the grade 7 range, but there are some fine highball problems in the easier grades on the Gwynant Roadbloc. The landings are generally good, although a touch boggy after rain under the easier Roadbloc problems and some of the Bustach boulders.
Another good roadside venue can be found a little further down the valley below Craig y Llyn.

Conditions:

Year round bouldering is possible and shade or sunshine can easily be sought in the pursuit of good conditions. There are some seepage issues (especially on the Bustach boulders), but generally the rock dries fairly quickly after rain. Midges can be a problem on summer evenings.

Approach:

The Gwynant Roadbloc is accessed via a convenient gap in the wall and stile. The other areas can be reached by walking through the Nant Gwynant campsite and crossing the river in the far corner. The Elephantitus Cave can also be reached from the southern end of the lake.


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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. Bouldering 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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