Llechog (South-East Face)

Similar in nature to Tryfan’s East Face, taking less traffic, is Snowdonia’s other Alpine Giant, the South-East Face of Llechog. The cliff has a distinct Alpine feel to it, with its main bulk standing guard over Cwm Glas Bach. It is also a visually deceptive cliff, where nothing looks the same, from the bottom of Llanberis pass, all the way up to the base of the cliff. Furthermore, the approach is taxingly sophisticated, unless, that is, you can find the lines of least resistance. Eventually, you will gain a bilberry terrace, beneath its looming cavalry, the South-East Face proper. Indeed, if serving your Alpine apprenticeship, there are must grab climbs. Bad altitude is good altitude.

Llechog, Llechog South East Face, Andy McQue, Not Llechog in Cwm Clogwyn
Llechog South-East Face

Llechog South-East Face
Grid Reference: 607 568
Snowdonia National Park
Llechog South East Face should not be confused with the Llechog in Cwm Clogwyn.