Sometimes, bouldering can quite literally almost blow you away...
Welcome to the Lledr Dome, Martin Crook
Somewhere between Akinari Vedas tales of a pale mysterious moon after rain, and Von Ryans express lies the Lledr. That is not literally so hardly matters. Miss the train from Roman Bridge to Llandudno Junction on a misty November night and, well, tell me about it! Maybe your car’s parked in Dolwyddelan, so walk... Continue Reading →
Hylldrem Ap Feddw: Essay by Martin Crook
I'm not George Orwell, just a boulderer about to be videoed on a phone.
Bouldering in Aberystwyth
Bouldering in the town has always been on the sea walls or in the nearby very tidal Clarach Bay (see the New Central Wales Guidebook 2018 ) In 2018 some hard new boulder problems were added to the north beach of Aberystwyth, mainly the non-tidal very low roof which has Fluffy Sheep in red graffiti... Continue Reading →
Mid-Wales Bouldering Videos
Great little edit of Martin Crook on "Game of Hones" And Tony Loxton on "a Whim and a Prayer" in the same area
“It’s a feeling”- Martin Crook on Bouldering in North Wales: Video
Martin Crook discusses modern bouldering on his 7b power endurance problem, “Pump Station Zebra” in the Moelwyns. He gives some lovely insights in this interview with Steve Peake for Trek and Mountain, and touches on the intangible romance of the sport.
Fairbourne Beach Sea Cliffs: Bouldering Guide
An extensive collection of cliffs running from the south end of Fairbourne beach to the village of Llwyngwril can be approached either way but is best from the village of Llwyngwril. Park at the layby nearest the village name plate on the north of the village and walk for 200 metres into the village. At... Continue Reading →
Llanuwchlyn, Bala: Bouldering guides and Videos
OS ref: 84923 28203 The Bala stones sit below the hillsdie at Cregiau LLwyn Gwern on the north side of the Bala to Dolgellau road. The nearest village is Llanuwchlyn. The crag above the boulders is easily spotted from the road and host a number of good routes up to E4. The large boulders can... Continue Reading →
North Shore, Llwyngwril: Bouldering Guide and Videos
Llwyngwril north shore bouldering . OS SH 53978 BNG 10988 The small village of Llwyngwril lies on the A493 on the coast road from Dolgellau to Tywyn. The drive from Dolgellau is 15 minutes, from Tywyn ten minutes so from somewhere like Aberystwyth just over an hours drive. Boulder problems created by Gary Morgan ,... Continue Reading →
Dysynni Valley: Bouldering
Dysynni Valley has as its main crag the wonderful Bird Rock with a high concentration of good routes mainly on the Bastion. Col Crag on the same side of the valley continues to be a very popular venue with outdoor groups due to easy access, a lovely meadow at its base and easily arranged belays... Continue Reading →