Ogwen Valley Area
Ogwen has long been know as a breeding ground for trad climbers, with some many fantastic easy crags it is very common to hear of climbers leading their first trad routes here or even their first multi-pitch routes. The venues are often vast and can be overwhelming at first acquaintance but the routes will live with you forever as a result.
This is why we love to use the Ogwen Valley during our trad climbing courses and get you climbing these classic routes from the first day you place a wire on lead. In doing so we give you real experiences of terrific routes in a beautiful valley.
So whether you are making your first lead on Tryfan Back or tackling your first major multi-pitch climb on the Odwal Slab, the Ogwen valley will deliver experience after experience. There are also the big mountain routes like Groove Arete on the East face of Tryfan or the enchainment up the Idwal Slab on onto Glyder Fawr or the steeper more demanding lines of Glyder Fach.
If that is not enough then there are several other crags both here and on the Carnedau side of the valley that really will open a whole world of moderate adventure up to you.
Crags and Buttress
Each major area is made up of several different crags, buttress, ridges or faces. You can find out more about these individual areas below.