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Introduction to the Dolgellau Area

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About Introduction to the Dolgellau Area:

This area consists of the mountain crags around Cader Idris, the Rhinogs, Craig Cywarch and the Arans. Being south of Snowdonia, with access and facilities being poorer, the crags are less frequented and are often a nice relief from the crowds during the holidays. The actual climbing is similar to the mountain crags in Snowdonia, but the cliffs themselves fall short in merit to their bigger siblings in Snowdonia. The area is very beautiful and is one of the few really unspoiled parts left of Britain. The climbing is best in the lower grades, and bolts are usually frowned upon on the steeper faces, so be prepared for some bold leading or top roping. The area is not within the boundaries of a national park, so climbers should be a bit more careful when approaching the crags, and keep to the footpaths whenever possible.
Nearest town or city: Dolgellau
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Quantity of Climbs: Lifetime