Amphitheatre Buttress – Carneddau Area

Chris Ripper - Amphitheatre Buttress

A few photographs from ‘Amphitheatre Buttress’. In Greek and Roman architecture an amphitheatre is a large, open-air venue, which usually has a central area for the presentation of dramatic sporting events. The alpinesque ridge of  ‘Amphitheatre Buttress’, however, is a natural amphitheatre that was most probably carved in the last ice age. ‘Amphitheatre Buttress’ is certainly an open-air venue that has the possibility for some dramatic sporting events. The buttress stands at the head of Cwm Eigiau and is adjacent to the striking ‘Craig yr Ysfa’.

Craig yr Ysfa - Carneddau Area