Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Meirionnydd
Manufacturer The Climbers Club
Page By Nanuls
Page Type Apr 10, 2008 / Apr 10, 2008
Object ID 5235
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Product Description

A new guide, covering the area of the 1988 Mid Wales guide - Yr Aran (with Cwm Cywarch), Y Berwynion, and Cadair Idris - along with Y Moelwynion (including Cwm Lledr and Betws-y-coed crags), and the recent intensive development of Arennig Fawr and Y Rhinogau.

This vast and diverse area embraces not only the traditional mountain climbs on Cywarch and Cadair, but the more friendly classics of the Moelwyns, a variety of small crags and quarries (some roadside, some bolted), and the piéce de resistance, 'a whole new Peak District of gritstone outcrops in the most beautiful and quiet mountain environment (The Rhinogs) imaginable'. New developments in the area can be seen at


• Meirionnydd by Martin Crocker, John Sumner, Terry Taylor, Elfyn Jones, with contributions from Mike Rosser, Mike Lewis and Dave Wrennall (2002)

• 500+ pages of text, and 100 pages of photographs, drawings & maps by Phil Gibson, Simon Cardy, Don Sargeant

• ISBN 0-901601-63-2



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Nanuls - Jun 24, 2008 8:40 am - Voted 5/5

Meirionnydd is a wild place to climb. Unlike the congested routes of it’s neighbouring regions, Meirionnydd offers rugged solidarity, bleak beauty and a climbing experience unlike any other in Wales. If you plan to do a lot of climbing in this area, then this is the only guidebook you need buy; it covers a massive area from Capel Curig in the north to Corris in the south and encompasses all of Snowdonia’s southern ranges including the Rhinogs, Arans, Moelwyn’s and Cadair Idris.

The route descriptions are spot on, and the book is lavishly illustrated with detailed diagrams of popular and remote crags. Most of the diagrams have the rock faces down to a tee, however I have had difficulty marrying up some of the remoter, more complex crags with what’s recorded on paper. That said the route descriptions are generally good enough for one to locate the climbs with a little perseverance.

All in all this is a very good package, and an invaluable resource for anyone who yearns to climb on unusual and far-flung locations.

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