Climbing in Idwal

Climbing in Idwal

Overview

The best climbing in the whole world, well, so the hostel manager says! You'll find all varieties of rock and levels. Even beginners can get a grasp of the rock as instructor led courses and equipment hire is available nearby.

What makes it special

  • Climbing for all levels

Hostels nearby

Climbing in Idwal

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: SH 64841 60441

Lat/Lng: 53.123952, -4.0212878

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Running in Idwal

Running in Idwal

Glyder Ridge Distance: 5.5 miles/8km   Start/Finish: Ogwen car park, Llyn Ogwen, LL57 3LZ   Terrain: Mountain track, trail   Toughness: Challenging   Ascent: 731 metres &

Walking and Rambling in Idwal

Walking and Rambling in Idwal

Walk around Llyn Idwal and discover stunning waterfalls, the famous Devils Kitchen and the magnificent Snowdonia hills - beautiful on any day of the year.

Watersports in Idwal

Watersports in Idwal

Llyn Ogwen is very popular with fishermen. You might even catch a Gwyniad, a sub-species of European white fish, trapped in the lake after the Ice Age 10,000 years ago.

Climbing in Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

Climbing in Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

Try the brilliant tracks directly across the road from the hostel. Crib Goch offers grade 1 scrambling opportunities, with lots of famous climbing crags available in the immediate area.

Snowdonia Walking

Walking and Rambling in Snowdonia

From the front door of all our Snowdonia hostels you will be treated to unrivalled access to some of the UK's finest walking and hiking territory. From YHA Snowdon Pen-Y-Pass: There are three route

Zip World showing 2 on the zipwires

Zip World - Penrhyn Quarry

A unique range of very special adventures.  Experience the world's fastest Ziplines, or a tour of the quarry.. See the Zip World website for full details of all the adventures.

Llanberis Lake Railway

Llanberis Lake Railway

Discover the timeless appeal of narrow-gauge steam trains. Enjoy views of Snowdonia as you travel along the shores of Llyn Padarn.

Ropes and Ladders

Ropes and Ladders

High level activities to get the heart racing! Enjoy the leaps, swings and zip line with spectacular views of Snowdonia.

Snowdonia Mountain Railway

Snowdonia Mountain Railway

Travel on Britain’s only rack and pinion railway to Hafod Eryri, the stunning new visitor centre at the Summit of Snowdon.       Visit the website

Electric Mountain

Electric Mountain is home to the Dinorwig Power Station, set in the mountains of Snowdonia and dubbed "Britain's largest battery" this hydroelectric station houses 6 electric generators producing

Climbing in Betws-y-Coed

Climbing in Betws-y-Coed

Mount Snowdon is the ultimate climbers dream in North Wales. You'll get a real sense of achievement once you've accomplished this climb.

Mountain Biking in Snowdonia

Mountain Biking in Snowdonia

The hostel is a short drive from the Forestry Commission's Marin Trail with its challenging ascents and technical descents - best for experienced mountain bikers.

Cycling in Snowdonia

Cycling in Snowdonia

The hostel is close to several Sustrans cycle network routes and other spectacular road routes, either through the hills or along the flatter coastal roads, all within breathtaking scenery.  

Climbing in Snowdonia

Climbing in Snowdonia

Surrounded by some of the best climbing in Britain, there's plenty of choice with single pitch and multi pitch routes, bouldering problems and a variety of rock types to suit all levels.