Porth-Y-Garan

Climbs 30 – Rocktype UNKNOWN – Altitude 1m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
Porth-Y-Garan is a small lower grade crag between 15 and 20 metres in height, situated about 1.5 miles north of the main cliffs of Rhoscolyn.

Access notes
Travelling from Valley and 4 Mile Bridge on the B4545, take the second turning signposted to Rhoscolyn on the left (if you are travelling from Trearddur take the first on the right). Drive for about a mile, passing a school on the right and turn right onto a small road signposted for "Gwynfryn B&B" (Changed to a 'For Sale' sign Apr 2015) and also a dead-end sign. Drive for about a third of a mile, through a gateway/cattlegrid and park on the side of the track in a small layby just before a gate on the left marked private. The crag is a 5 minute walk away. Follow the marked footpath north over a stile and then head over towards the coast around a small sandy bay following the path. The crag is the highest clifftop area, and is South of the Porth y Garan bay marked on the OS map. (If you reach the caravan site you've gone too far).

Approach/Descent:

There is a steep descent route on the right of the main crag (left side when stood on the top looking out to sea) which is about mod/diff standard or abseil in. It is also possible to approach from around the other side but it is a long way round.

Topo available at : http://wikifoundryattachments.com/ej6JlReIHzEnl8CsdExDeQ%3D%3D751082 (accessed 15/04/2015) NOTE: THE OS MAP POSITION OF THE CRAG IS WRONG ON THIS LINK - The crag is to the South of the 'sideways-Y' shaped bay.

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Training for the DepotE1 5c 1
 MAIN CRAG  
3Jugfest 3000E1 5a *1
4Rostam's Awkward BulgeHVD *3
5Sunset CrackVS 5a 2
6ForgettableS 2
7Golden GateD 9
8ScimitarD 4
9Scimitar DirectHVS 5b 1
10Va-Va-VroomVS 4c 2
11Blast HoleVS 4c 8
12SnappyHVS 4c  
13Central WallS 4a 14
14DidgeridooS 4a  
15Double PocketS 4a  
16Rising TideS 4a 24
17Double ThreadVD  
18GaranteedVD 20
19PickpocketVD 23
20GwennolD 1
21KeloptomanicVS 4a *1
22Descent routeM  
 RIGHT OF DESCENT AREA  
24DipperVS 4c *3
25PunctureVS 4c **10
26Eliminate this CameronE1 5b 2
27Spring TideHVS 5a 5
28Thug's CornerVS 4c *3
29Apparantly even crap routes merit names(just)S 4a 2
30<Insert name>HS 4b 2
31<Insert Another Name>S 2
32Heartbreak SlabVS 4b *2
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A good little crag this, ideal for an easy day out or as in intro to Sea cliffs.
SGD - 14/Jun/11
A good beginners crag in a great setting with an execellent mini guide on the gogarth wetpaint.
steve joynson - 03/Aug/09