Gogarth

Gogarth
The name Gogarth has put the fear of God into many rock climbers over the years as the tales of adventure on loose and scary terrain has put many people off. However, Gogarth is not all about stomach churning, adrenalin-inducing loose rock and fear.

Whilst Gogarth is known for its adventurous routes it is also home to some lesser challenges. It is these along with many of the classic routes that we use on our climbing courses. Whether it be a private rock climbing guiding or a lEad Climbing Coaching.

Mark Reeves the owner of Snowdonia Mountain Guides thinks Gogarth s one of the finest adventure trad climbing venues in the UK. Given the aim of many of our routes is to develop your trad climbing and the fact that the weather is often amazing over on the lowlands of Anglesey, means you might well find yourself on Castell Helen, Wen Zawn, the Range or the much more sedate Holyhead Mountain.

 

 
 
 
 

Main Parking


Crags and Buttress

Each major area is made up of several different crags, buttress, ridges or faces. You can find out more about these individual areas below.


Photos from Previous Courses

Simon Lake tackles the outrageous third pitch of Kalahari Highway. This shared pitch with Free Stonehenge is actually only E3!!!!

Simon Lake tackles the outrageous third pitch of Kalahari Highway. This shared pitch with Free Stonehenge is actually only E3!!!!

The longer 60m abseil into the base of Dream of White Horses

The longer 60m abseil into the base of Dream of White Horses

New routing on the Range. Here climbing Webby's Downfall near Porth Daffarch

New routing on the Range. Here climbing Webby's Downfall near Porth Daffarch

Home of some of the boldest routes at Gogarth, North Stack Wall both scares and excites most climbers!

Home of some of the boldest routes at Gogarth, North Stack Wall both scares and excites most climbers!

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

Simon Lake reaching the crux of Webby's Downfall, during the first ascent.

Simon Lake reaching the crux of Webby's Downfall, during the first ascent.

Abseiling into Castle Helen, Gogarth.

Abseiling into Castle Helen, Gogarth.

The Upper Tier of Gogarth, with the stand out crackline of The Strand, E2 clearly seen 'standing out' from the rest of the lichen covered rock on the left of the shot.

The Upper Tier of Gogarth, with the stand out crackline of The Strand, E2 clearly seen 'standing out' from the rest of the lichen covered rock on the left of the shot.