Introduction to Snowdonia North
About Introduction to Snowdonia North:
The limestone in this region is situated to the north of the national park, mostly on the coast, but with a few inland crags. The majority of the routes are in the Extreme grades, but this should not deter the lesser leader since there are quite a few routes below E1 worth doing. The most important asset, though, is that it is in the rain shadow for the southwest weather systems, so it does not rain very much. If the weather is from the north, you had better head south, because it will be very wet and windy. The rock itself is very sound and reliable, with most protection being nuts and cams. Bolts are used where necessary, but use caution because of the close proximity to the sea, the salt can corrode the bolts. There are very few slabs here, those used to Snowdonia will find it very steep and tiring. Most of the routes are single-pitch climbs with easy access and descent,, the exception being the larger cliffs on the Little Orme.
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