Rhoscolyn

Rhoscolyn
Rhoscolyn is often seen as Gogarth’s little brother, but that should not put you off. It is still full of adventure. It is also home to a few easier routes and more friendly sea cliff for the nervous to cut their teeth on when it comes to sea cliff climbing.

Whilst still on Holy Island, Rhoscolyn’s cliffs are much smaller in scale. However, they are just as complex and often just as demanding. The ease of access to many of the cliffs and the less committing nature of the climbs has made climbing here really popular.

The main area of Llawder Zawn, red wall backwards by the way not some local welsh name, has the classic HVS Icarus and some excellent E1 to E3 routes. All of which are really popular. Round the corner is the impressive fallen block zawn. Her are much harder routes in general. There is Traunt a fantastic VS that climbs a great slab.

Further round again is Sea Cave zawn, home to Electric Blue an E4 that is often the scene of some Epic Deep Water Solos. However also in this area is the gobsmackingly steep Fan Fare which is only HVS and the best easy route at Gogarth, Symphony Crack a remarkable VDiff.

Further along the coastline is Porth Siant aka Crag X. This was overlooked in the last guide but has become much more popular now it has a topo and route names to tick.

Photo From Crag

Sam traversing across to the base of the main slab on Symphony Crack at Rhoscolyn on a wild day

Sam traversing across to the base of the main slab on Symphony Crack at Rhoscolyn on a wild day

Mick Lovatt on the start of Gimble in the Wabe that shares the same start as Megellans Wall at Rhoscolyn.

Mick Lovatt on the start of Gimble in the Wabe that shares the same start as Megellans Wall at Rhoscolyn.

Sam following Icarus at Rhoscolyn, this classic HVS has a real beast if a crack at its end!

Sam following Icarus at Rhoscolyn, this classic HVS has a real beast if a crack at its end!

Simon Geering following the awesome Symphony Crack at rhoscolyn possible the best easy route at Gogarth

Simon Geering following the awesome Symphony Crack at rhoscolyn possible the best easy route at Gogarth

A busy Fallen Block Zawn at Rhoscolyn with climbers on Truant and the Absconder's Finish.

A busy Fallen Block Zawn at Rhoscolyn with cl …

Mick Lovatt on Gimbal in the Wabe at Rhoscolyn, Gogarti.

Mick Lovatt on Gimbal in the Wabe at Rhoscolyn, Gogarti.

Fanfare, one of the steepest HVSs in the UK.

Fanfare, one of the steepest HVSs in the UK.

The final dramatic moves on Fanfare, one of the steepest HVSs in the UK.

The final dramatic moves on Fanfare, one of the steepest HVSs in the UK.

Sam sucking in the atmosphere at the start of Symphony Crack at Rhoscolyn.

Sam sucking in the atmosphere at the start of Symphony Crack at Rhoscolyn.

Soloing the classic Diff Symphony Cracks is a must do for most trad climbers

Soloing the classic Diff Symphony Cracks is a must do for most trad climbers

Andy Scott on the Mask of the Mask of the Red Death. A stunning E3 at Rhoscolyn.

Andy Scott on the Mask of the Mask of the Red Death. A stunning E3 at Rhoscolyn.

The Absconder's Finish to Truant at Rhoscolyn.

The Absconder’s Finish to Truant at Rhoscolyn …

Martin Chester climbing the classic Fanfare at Rhoscolyn the HVS that is like a jug indoor route it is so steep for the grade.

Martin Chester climbing the classic Fanfare at Rhoscolyn the HVS that is like a jug indoor route it is so steep for the grade.

Simon Geering at the base of Sunset Slab Rhoscolyn

Simon Geering at the base of Sunset Slab Rhoscolyn

Climbers tackling two of the classic E3s at Llawder Zawn, Rhoscolyn. With Mask of the Red Death on the left and The Sun on the right.

Climbers tackling two of the classic E3s at Llawder Zawn, Rhoscolyn. With Mask of the Red Death on the left and The Sun on the right.

The White Cliff

The White Cliff – A book about the climbing at Gogarth, with a contribution by SMG Owner Mark Reeves

Simon Lake linking the Mask of the Red Death by adding a direct start, E3.

Simon Lake linking the Mask of the Red Death by adding a direct start, E3.

Simon Lake starting up the amazing Centrefold in fallen block zawn at Rhoscolyn.

Simon Lake starting up the amazing Centrefold in fallen block zawn at Rhoscolyn.

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Sam playing Truant from work on this classic route in Fallen Block Zawn, Rhoscolyn.

Sam playing Truant from work on this classic route in Fallen Block Zawn, Rhoscolyn.



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