Dick Griffiths and Mick Pointon on The Lip Trip (E6 Through Cave Area) Photo Steve Peake

Dick Griffiths and Mick Pointon on The Lip Trip (E6 Through Cave Area) Photo Steve Peake

The sea cliffs of the Lleyn Peninsula provides some of the most adventurous climbing in North Wales. Some of the descents are said to be more gripping than the climbs themselves! Routes such as Vulture and Path to Rome at Cilan Head have long been recognised as classic adventure routes. Others such as Fantan B on Craig y Llam (in The Rivals) and Samurai at Tyn y Towyn Quarries have also become popular amongst those seeking something different. The new guide describes many other climbs at all but the easiest grades, on rock of varying quality. To those who are looking for adventure climbing away from the crowds of Snowdonia the new guide is a must. A total of 400 climbs are described.

The new guide is based on the text of the privately-published 1997 guide by Dave Ferguson and Iwan Arfon Jones but it has been updated by a revised text and the addition over a further 70 new routes and Pat Littlejohn has joined the writing team. Pat has been new routing in the Lleyn for 25 years whose enthusiasm for the area is as great as ever (20 new routes so far this year!). The updated text is supplemented by a Historical (for the first time for the area), and an expanded first ascent section (containing profuse quotes from the first ascensionists, and a few telling quotes from repeat ascensionists, often on the epics that seem to go with climbing in the Lleyn!), together with six new crag drawings and eight action photos.

  • Lleyn by Iwan Arfon Jones, Dave Ferguson, Pat Littlejohn (2002)
  • Maps by Iwan Arfon Jones
  • Crag Drawings by Teresa (Peg) Ferguson
  • 176 pages of text, maps, drawings and photographs

ISBN 0-901601-70-5

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