Climbing

Photo of people abseiling down local cliffs

Anglesey is known throughout the climbing world for the routes at Gogarth on the North coast of Holy Island just a short drive from Outdoor Alternative.

Here at Rhoscolyn - to quote the Gogarth guide, 'delightful little cliffs lie tucked away ... on a section of coast littered with secluded coves, small dark zawns and open headlands.'

'The rugged coastline comprises a variety of rock types; mudstone and shales with quartz intrusions, plus quartzite of a similar nature to Gogarth'. ' South facing, the cliff receives more than its fair share of sunshine and there are routes to cater for all tastes from 'Delightful Diffs" to "Dynamic Desperates".'

'Despite the fact that the cliffs are only around 35 metres at their highest point, the harder routes have a 'Gogarth feel' without the attendant grip factor normally experienced on that crag, and are well worth doing, while many of the easier climbs are no less worthy. There are also many enjoyable sea-level traverses and picnic sites when one gets tired of roped climbing.'

With the opening of the new A55 across Anglesey it is now only a 40 minute drive to heart of the Snowdonia National Park and some of the finest climbing and mountain walking in the UK.