As the Covid-19 lockdown eases, access for climbing is opening back up, subject to some measures and restrictions depending on where you are going. Please make sure you have read and understood our current advice before heading out and apply it alongside RAD advice to ensure access issues don’t develop.

Craig Bodychain


An obvious stratified and partially quarried outcrop of Arenig Sandstone that lies on open access land but overlooking residential houses at Tanygrisiau in the Moelwynion. Explored by a few locals back in the 1980ies but redeveloped as a sports climbing venue in 2019,

Crag information
Climbing Area: Wales Rock Type: Sandstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Private No. of Routes: 30
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1980
Grid Reference: SH689455

Not suitable for groups due to its location close to residentail houses. Parking is very limited on the road through the linear hamlet of Tanygrisiau - do not park in front of houses or in local residents parking places. Be prepared to walk and consider parking at Oakley Square at SH 692456 (20 mins walk). Keep noise and disturbance to a minimum. Dogs to be on short leash at all times.  If there are complaints from local residents about climbers behaviour or disturbance the crag will be debolted by the first ascentionists. 

Parking and Approach

Park at Oakley Square SH 692456 and walk back to the lane leading through Tanygrisiau to the public path that leads between houses and under the Ffestiniog Railway line and then on to open access and on to the crag. 20 mins maximum from Oakley Square. 

CRoW Information

On open access land

Group Advice

Not suitable. 
Area information

A wide range of cliffs - mainly traditional and multi pitch inc. the popular Llanberis Pass, Idwal Slabs, Clogwyn du'r Arddu and Cwm Silyn cliffs, but also outlying outcrops such as Carreg Alltrem. Many crags are on CROW access land - but not all especially some of the outcrops which lie on private enclosed land. Most of central Snowdonia is both designated an SSSI and also is an European Special Area of Conservation on account of the upland habitat and associated geology and plants found here.

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