Sea Cliffs at Rhoscolyn
Cemlyn Bay – Anglesey
An obvious choice for the majority of our visitors. Please see the Section on Snowdon
Within the Snowdonia National Park, Ogwen Valley is the most northerly main valley. Surrounding the valley are mountains around 1000meters high with variable terrain. The Glyderau Mountains in the Ogwen Valley are linked to the history of British rock climbing from the birth of the sport. Ogwen Valley is suitable for non-experienced climbers who would just like to have a walk around the valley with its lovely scenery, and also for the more experienced who would like to tackle its more challenging aspects such as Devil’s Kitchen. Tryfan, Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach are also a highlight to many climbers with scrambling routes galore.
The Llanberis pass has been the centre point of Welsh Climbing for a while now, with its incredibly high concentration of classic rock routes which define climbing at its very best. The pass is situated at the foot of Snowdon and is orientated, meaning you can choose sun or shade, depending on the conditions. The main crags of the Llanberis Pass include Dinas Cromlech, Dinas Mot, Cyrn Las, Grochan and Wastad.
Gogarth Bay – Near Holyhead
Gogarth Bay is a beautiful venue for climbing and walking, and lies north on the Anglesey coast, near Holyhead. It is a series of sea cliffs with many climbers believing it to be the best cliff in Britain, with its intoxicating views and unique atmosphere that draws you back time and time again. It’s suitable for experienced climbers with it’s well known bigger crags located at Main Cliff, Yellow Wall and Wen Zawn, and also for less experienced, yet still knowledgeable climbers, it has its smaller crags towards Holyhead Mountain, Upper Tier and Castell Helen. It is an excellent winter and bad weather alternative as most of its crags are facing either the West or the South resulting in suntraps.
A popular choice for many visitors to North Wales is Wales’ biggest island Anglesey. With its four National Nature Reserves, 60 Sites of Special Scientific Interest, more shipwrecks than anywhere in Europe, a local population including sharks, bottlenose dolphins and rays, a walking festival in summer, and a coastal path that spans a total of 125 miles, there is plenty of walking to do on Anglesey, with most of it being through an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.