Croesor Maesgwyn

Summary
Steep stream providing an interesting descent with 8-10 short abseils, some interesting scrambling and small jumps, slides. Very significant foot entrapment's on several of the waterfalls. Pools can become very turbulent and sticky in high flow.
Canyon Descent:
110m
Highest Drop:
18m
Canyon Length:
500m
Minimum Ropes:
2x 30m
Flood Risk:
Low
Access Type:
Private
Rock Type:
Slate
Catchment:
3km2
Duration: in, down and out:
IN: 30 mins DOWN: 3hrs OUT: 1min
Anchors
Mixed
Notes
Please do not park on the top road. Parking is limited on the bottom road, keep gateways clear at all times.
Description
Parking available at the bottom of the canyon or further down the road at the approach footpath (no parking on the narrow road on top). Approach via the public footpath up to the top road where you can either scramble into the canyon or abseil off the stake. First 2 main waterfalls have very significant foot entrapment's as well as some of the latter ones. Several of the pools have shin smashing boulders. Often possible in high water. Although worth bearing in mind the stream can still look like a trickle at the bottom when some of the descents and pools have enough water to become very dangerous. This canyon can be very slippy after/ during winter, even carrying on into summer if a big storm hasn't scrubbed the rock clean. No significant jumps, but a few small jumps and slides can be found along the route. Tree chocked sections occasionally appear and disappear. This has been scrambled, although most of the mainfalls were avoided (to my knowledge). Exit at the bottom road either next to your vehicle or just down the road from your vehicle. - Sol Armer
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