Climbs 24 – Rocktype UNKNOWN – Altitude Tidal – 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 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:


Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Golden GateD 9
2ScimitarD 3
3Va-Va-VroomVS 4c 2
4Blast HoleVS 4c 8
5Central WallS 4a 14
6Rising TideS 4a 24
7GaranteedVD 20
8PickpocketVD 22
9PunctureVS 4c **10
10Spring TideHVS 5a 5
11Forgettable *S 2
12Sunset Crack *VS 5a 2
13Rostam Awkward Bulge *HVD 3
14Thug's Corner *VS 4c *3
15Apparantly even crap routes merit names(just) *S 4b 2
16<Insert name> *HS 4b 2
17<Insert Another Name> *S 2
18Heartbreak Slab *VS 4b *2
19Jugfest 3000 *E1 5a *1
20Scimitar Direct *HVS 5b 1
21Training for the Depot *E1 5c 1
22Eliminate this Cameron *E1 5b 2
23Dipper *VS 4c *3
24Keloptomanic *VS 4a *1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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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