Mannod - The Crafnant Dry Tooling Crag

Sunday, 30 November 2014

This the newest addition to the family of Dry Tooling venues around the UK, and, in my humble opinion, perhaps one of the best.


Clogwyn Mannod is located in the Crafnant valley, North Wales. It’s an abandoned slate quarry and has a number of features which make it appealing to the dry tooler: it’s consistently overhanging (by around 10/20 degrees), has predominately natural features and an array of long walls, slabs and monster roofs. 


The best area is 35 metres long, with super-pumpy routes all in the higher grades. This type of training is very realistic compared to other crags I’ve visited: I’ve yet to Fig. 4 on a winter route...


It’s the best winter training venue I’ve ever been to, but what do I know?! Click on the links, get psyched and get on down to Mannod. 


Thanks to Pete Harrison and Dan Lane for bolting the routes!


UKC Crag Information Page


Dan Lane’s Topo

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