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Gogarth Area

Porth-Y-Garan is a small lower grade crag between 15 and 20 metres in height, situated about 1.5 miles north of the main cliffs of Rhoscolyn.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Wales Rock Type: Other
Importance: CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 30
Within National Park: No Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SH2560676976

Parking and Approach

Travelling from Valley and 4 Mile Bridge on the B4545, take the second turning signposted to Rhoscolyn on the left (if you are travelling from Trearddur take the first on the right). Drive for about a mile, passing a school on the right and turn right onto a small road signposted for "Gwynfryn B&B" (Changed to a 'For Sale' sign Apr 2015) and also a dead-end sign. Drive for about a third of a mile, through a gateway/cattlegrid and park on the side of the track in a small layby just before a gate on the left marked private. The crag is a 5 minute walk away. Follow the marked footpath north over a stile and then head over towards the coast around a small sandy bay following the path. The crag is the highest clifftop area, and is South of the Porth y Garan bay marked on the OS map. (If you reach the caravan site you've gone too far). Approach/Descent: There is a steep descent route on the right of the main crag (left side when stood on the top looking out to sea) which is about mod/diff standard or abseil in. It is also possible to approach from around the other side but it is a long way round. Topo available at : (accessed 15/04/2015) NOTE: THE OS MAP POSITION OF THE CRAG IS WRONG ON THIS LINK - The crag is to the South of the 'sideways-Y' shaped bay.
Area information

Gogarth's seacliffs contain some of the most important breeding seabird colonies in Europe. It is important climbers continue contributing towards their protection by observing the negotiated nesting restrictions which apply to a number of cliffs. Most of the area is managed by the RSPB as an internationally important bird reserve and the arrangements here are often cited as best exemplars of how climbing and conservation can co-exist. PLEASE REFER TO THE INDIVIDUAL CRAG ENTRIES ON THIS DATABASE FOR FULL DETAILS. The range of cliffs include Gogarth Bay, South Stack, The Range as well as other outlying crags along the Anglesey coast.

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