Taking our family summer holiday on Anglesey this year.
Just wondered if anyone had any recommendations for a spot of bouldering while I am there.
Would ideally need to be child/family friendly, good landings and not too high as I only have room for my flight pad when on family hols.
Anyone? I had looked at Moelfre but not sure if highball is the way forward with a flight pad.
Moelfre would be pretty exciting with a wee pad.
Try Feddwr Fawr. Lovely spot, sort of Devon/Cornwall vibe.
However we failed on the approach due to neck high bracken. You might be made of sterner stuff 😊. Decided to go back in the autumn.
Try around Treaddur Bay, I'm sure there's stuff I've seen online but can't find ATM.
To be honest apart from Treaddur and Moelfre (highball/hard landing) I would guess that a lot of stuff is secluded and not the best place to turn an ankle on your own. Perhaps the Pass or Ogwen might be better?
Of course, locals will know a lot more than me but you didn't seem to be getting many answers.
Thanks for that. I'll see what I can find on the place you mentioned. Is there a Topo that you know of?
I think I will definitely give Moelfre a miss. Highball + flight pad = A&E
Did a bit of this last September:
Moelfre - flat but hard landings (it's all tidal rock platform). Only did easy stuff but it's a bit highball; e.g. the 4c slab felt very bold. Take care with damp/greasy areas. Easy access.
Penmon - some is highball with bad landings (e.g. Summiteering boulder, I ran away), some is sharp, Angler's platform area is more friendly but tidal, can get crowded with fishing folk; spotted seals, porpoises, etc. Tidal. Access is more complicated, Angler's platform probably easiest bit to get to.
Benllech beach - flat sandy landings, quality not great, some areas of doubtful rock stability which are reasonably obvious, but as family friendly as it gets. Ideal for no pad or small pad.
Penmon sounds good. Actually went for a look at benlech a few years ago but had to leave due to the amount of dog poo!
> I saw a a Topo for Treaddur Bay but can't find it now, sorry!
That would have been perfect; actually meeting up with a friend of mine for the day who is staying in treaddur. Was it online?
I'm fairly sure it was on north wales bouldering.com but can't find it now.
I suppose it could have been taken down as the NWB guide to coastal crags is due later this year.
Maybe email Simon Panton?
My memory is sketchy but if locate the spooky house on the headland, there's some stuff hidden around there.
> My memory is sketchy but if locate the spooky house on the headland, there's some stuff hidden around there.
Actually, that is sounding familiar. I think I saw that Topo years ago. I'll do some digging.
I did a news item on it a few years ago but haven't done that chapter for the forthcoming NWB Coastal Crags volume yet.
I assume you have already looked at the logbook page on here? Plenty of info on there.
There's a load of new crags in the Fedw Fawr - Penmon area, but if you've just got a spot pad they are not ideal. The crag that is listed as Caim on here is probably your best bet as the landing in the first area is a flat smooth wave cut platform and is friendly.
Park sensibly in Caim then walk down the lovely wooded valley (Coed yr Hendy) to the coast. Scramble down to a collection of blocks. There's a lot more been done recently than is listed on here but I'm sure you'll suss it out - if you want something harder just do sitters to the listed lines.
Castell Mawr at Red Wharf Bay is good and has lots of low level, cave type stuff that would be okay with a spot pad. The database on here is pretty confusing though as Phil has packed it with a huge number of variations. Don't worry about that, just doing all the different. sections on the trav will keep you busy for hours.
Castell Mawr news item
Ha! Phil, you can meet him at Castell Mawr and show him all the desperate variation links you've worked out!
I'm actually editing the Castell Mawr chapter right now. It's coming together nicely.
Thanks for all the info, really appreciate it. Liking the look of Caim, will give it a look
Just beyond Moelfre...
Unfortunately I never got round to sorting any topos..
> Just beyond Moelfre...
Awesome! Thanks for that, looks good.
A few you tube videos of Penmon Rocks, Pedolau and Ogof Moryn...
So going to head to Caim on your recommendation. Before I do, is it tidal? Or is it ok to drag the kids down there any time of day?
So had cracking weather. Managed to get to Caim, checked tide times, found the footpath through the woods (beautiful stroll). Posted climbing stuff, and kids through the "letterbox" down to the boulders.... Then had to abort! Mrs Obi does not like heights (even small ones) or confined spaces so mission ended at that point. No climbing had. Nice spot though, will definitely try and get back.
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