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Routes,Topos, Resources and Articles

This section of our website is designed to give you some extra resources and hopefully it will encourage you to return and visit our site as we put more information online. The owner of Snowdonia Mountain Guides is not only an experience climber, mountaineer and instructor but is also a talented writer and photographer who work has been published in both magazines and book. As such these are some articles design to help highlight his work and hopefully inspire you to visit the wonderous Snowdonia National Park and beyond.

Articles

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Snowdonia Walking Articles

A Beginners Guide to Climbing Snowdon

This article covers the basic things you need to know in order to walk/climb to the top of Snowdon, Englands and Wales highest mountain. It is packed full of tips and advice for the first time visitor. ...Read More...

Beginner's Rock Climbing Articles

Buying Your First Climbing Rack

This article covers the basics of buying a climbing roack for trad climbing. We cover every essential item you'll need for your first ever climbing rack. ...Read More...

Rock Climbing in Snowdonia

This article looks at giving you an overview about rock climbing in Snowdonia and around North Wales ...Read More...

Beginners Rock Climbing Article: Placing Wires

This article is short tutorial on how to place wires and nuts when trad climbing. ...Read More...

Beginners Rock Climbing Article: Placing Hexes

This article is a short tutorial on placing hexes for trad climbing. ...Read More...

Beginners Rock Climbing Article: Placing Camming Devices

This article is a short tutorial on placing camming devices for trad climbers. ...Read More...

FIxed Gear on Slate Update

A list of the most popular rotues and how the North Wales Bolt Fund is doing re-equipping expansion bolts with glu in anchors. ...Read More...

How To Climb Harder Video Tutorials

A collection of rock climbing training and technique videos to help you climb harder. ...Read More...

Rock Climbing Photos

Rock Climbing Galleries

Rock climbing Galleries from North Wales ...Read More...

Classic Rock Climbing Routes

Video: Classic Rock Climbing Enchainment

In June 2013, Snowdonia Mountain Guides head coach headed out with a friend to enchain as many classic routes as possible. ...Read More...

The Craig List - North Wales Climbs for the MIA

A near complete list of routes that are commonly used by MIAs working in North Wales. ...Read More...

Classic Scrambles in Snowdonia

Bilberry Terrace - Lliwedd - Grade 3

A route card for Bilberry Terrace on Lliwedd, on of the hardest and most commiting scrambles in North Wales. ...Read More...

Winter Skills

Human Factors in Decision Making in Avalanche Assessment

A look at how simply being human can have an effect on the risks we take in avalanche terrain. Sometimes know as Heuristics. ...Read More...