Route Database : Amphitheatre Buttress


Country: Wales
Region: North Wales
Location: Carneddau
Crag/Mountain: Carnedd Llewelyn
Route Name: Amphitheatre Buttress
Type: Rock Climb
Grade: VD
Guidebook: Ogwen & Carneddau. Climbers Club.
Climbers: Alison Stockwell, John Corteen, Simon Cardwell, Dave Hudson
Date Climbed: 2004-04-24
Author: Alison Stockwell
Date Entered: 2005-01-16


A fine long route, with a mountaineering feel that includes a delightful exposed airy ridge. There are alternative finishes up the final wall, the best of which starts up a corner on the left & provides an entertaining finish. The walk in is lengthy & the track to the foot of the crag requires care. Slower parties should allow plenty of time.


colly on 2005-09-30

This was my reintroduction to multi-pitch after thirty years away. Started too late one september afternoon. Good weather turned by time pinnacles reached. Horizontal rain and darkness met us on the top. V. exciting. There's a hex jammed in a slot half way up which wont come out. Dont do what i did and spend fifteen minutes prodding at it before realising it's not your leader's gear! No wonder it was dark when we landed. Enjoy yourselves.

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