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.
Travelling from Valley and 4 Mile Bridge on the B4545, take the second turning to Rhoscolyn on the left (if you are travelling from Trearddur take the first on the right) which is signposted. Drive for about a mile, passing a school on the right and turn right onto a small road signposted for ÎGwynfryn B&Bâ (also a dead-end sign). Drive for about a third of a mile and park on the side of the road/track in a small clearing 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 sandy bay following the path.
There is a steep descent route on the right of the 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.
Miniguide on wetpaint:
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|5||Central Wall||S 4a||14|
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|10||Spring Tide||HVS 5a||5|
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|13||Rostam Awkward Bulge *||HVD||3|
|14||Thug's Corner *||VS 4c *||3|
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|18||Heartbreak Slab *||VS 4b *||2|
|19||Jugfest 3000 *||E1 5a *||1|
|20||Scimitar Direct *||HVS 5b||1|
|21||Training for the Depot *||E1 5c||1|
|22||Eliminate this Cameron *||E1 5b||2|
|23||Dipper *||VS 4c *||3|
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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