Climbing near Llyn Gwynant

The campsite lies in the heart of climbing country. One of the earliest recorded climbs in Snowdonia – Lockwoods Chimney – is a 20 minute walk up the river from the campsite on Clogwyn y Bustach – go across the stone bridge at the back of Bridge field then turn right and walk up the valley.  Immediately opposite the site, only 10 minutes walk up from the old bridge is the crag on Gallt y Wenallt called Clogwyn y Wenallt which has 20 or so climbs for experienced climbers on steep well protected rock.  There are some excellent VS to HVS routes and others up to E5 around 150 feet long.  All routes are quite exposed and have great views of the campsite and lake.  Note however that the climbs on the cliffs of Nantgwynant vary a great deal from crag to crag. Bustach may be too loose for some people but the chimney is a great wet weather route as you are right inside under the huge flake of rock.

If you are not camping with us you can access the climbs by parking in the lay-bys on the A498 beside the lake and follow the public footpath around the lake, through the campsite and over the old stone bridge.  If you park on the campsite or on the campsite access road side you will be charged the £4 day parking fee.