Craig Goch, Ffestiniog: Guide to Traditional Routes

OS ref 749 447

This long and impressive escarpment sits on the moors above Ffestiniog on the Penmachno road above three small lakes. Although one and half kilomatres long, it has rarely been visited by climbers over the years.

In the 1980s Mel Griffiths and Martin Crook did a brief inspection and soloed some of the easier lines in the many bays. There is no doubt that in the decades before others must have visited but no records are extant. Much of the first ascent details are therefore from 2012 onwards.

Despite the extent of the escarpment much of the buttresses are broken and covered in heather. The farther north along the crags you walk the more it becomes apparent that there are many good bays hiding steep walls, cracks and slabs.

For more information check out this full guide to Craig_gochnorthern walls.jpeg

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