There is perhaps no better place to climb in the Llanberis Pass on a hot than Dinas Mot, reasonable close to the road, and in the shade for the majority of the day, this cool crag dries quickly and really captures the essence of climbing. The Crag is a sweeping nose of slabby rock, where all the route converge at the top to a steep and difficult finale.
Yesterday I was up there and climbed probably one of the most iconic VS lines in the Pass, Colin Kirkus’ Direct Route. For the grade the climbing is in teh most part fine, however I am sure it has seen more than one or two swear words on the top pitch!
Similarly Western Slab is a nice steady away route, and one that you can avoid the original finish and take the more than impressive finger crackup the steep wall of the Chain.