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Chris Doyle has climbed a stunning line with two distinct starts in the Llanberis Pass. Llechog Wall can be found perched on the little visited shoulder below Llechog Buttress (a quality grade 2 scramble). Si Panton spotted the wall while going up to do said scramble, and promptly tipped Chris off about its obvious quality and difficulty.

After braving the walk in Chris got stuck in and managed to climb Llechog Wall RH (7B+), the central line on the wall with a sds on the right using the three finger pocket.

He then tried the obvious left hand sds. At first this felt like grade 8 territory but suddenly it clicked in place and Llechog Wall (7C) was in the bag.

Chris was over the moon, and soon raving on the phone to Si: ďThese are probably the best of their grade in the Pass. I donít know, whatís better? The rock is perfect, itís a great, obvious line.Ē

NB. A key foothold on the right hand start has since broken off, so this will probably be harder than 7B+.

Although it can be reached more directly from the main road it is probably best to park in the Grochan laybys and walk up via Bryn Hel (Corridors of Power area).

Chris has made an amusing film documenting his day out:

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