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
Andy Scott on the Mask of the Mask of the Red Death. A stunning E3 at Rhoscolyn.
Sam following Icarus at Rhoscolyn, this classic HVS has a real beast if a crack at its end!
Simon Geering at the base of Sunset Slab Rhoscolyn
Simon Lake linking the Mask of the Red Death by adding a direct start, E3.
The final dramatic moves on Fanfare, one of the steepest HVSs in the UK.
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Sam traversing across to the base of the main slab on Symphony Crack at Rhoscolyn on a wild day
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 Lake starting up the amazing Centrefold in fallen block zawn at Rhoscolyn.
The White Cliff – A book about the climbing at Gogarth, with a contribution by SMG Owner Mark Reeves
Sam playing Truant from work on this classic route in Fallen Block Zawn, Rhoscolyn.
The amazing Sea Spray Wall at Porth Saint, Rhoscolyn. The area was previously known as crag X.
The Absconder’s Finish to Truant at Rhoscolyn
Mick Lovatt on the start of Gimble in the Wabe that shares the same start as Megellans Wall at Rhoscolyn.
A busy Fallen Block Zawn at Rhoscolyn with cl
Soloing the classic Diff Symphony Cracks is a must do for most trad climbers
The Savage Sunbird, a classic run-out E2 in Llawder Zawn, Rhoscolyn
Fanfare, one of the steepest HVSs in the UK.
Sam Underhill looking toned and in control on the classic Deep Water Solo, Electric Bliue, E4 5c, Rhoscolyn, Gogarth.
Sam sucking in the atmosphere at the start of Symphony Crack at Rhoscolyn.