Breakwater Quarry

Gogarth Area

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Some older traditional routes which are rarely climbed on account of loose rock and two hard sports routes on the "Physical Face"

Crag information
Climbing Area: Wales Rock Type: Quartzite
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Local Authority No. of Routes: 10
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1969
Grid Reference: SH224833

The site owners (Isle of Anglesey County Council) have concerns about climbing in the quarry due to public safety concerns and climbers have occasionally been asked to move on. However the climbing is on open access land and the sports routes on the Physical Face were recently rebolted following discusisons with the Council.  

Group Advice

Not suitable

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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