Climbs 100
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 4m a.s.l
Faces W

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Solitude on a Bank Holiday... © Mark Westerman

Crag features

As Gogarth is to Anglesey, so Cilan is to the Lleyn. The showpiece of the area with big, bold lines in a beautiful and adventurous setting. Just don't expect to queue.

Approach notes

There are nesting restrictions on most areas running 1st Feb - 31st July - check guide for details.

Access Advice

Early in the nesting season please be aware that there could be nesting ravens on unrestricted cliffs and if spotted please chose another route.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 February to 31 July

Reason: Nesting Birds

New Restrictions are as followed, these have been agreed with the RSPB and members of the BMC. Full restrictions are in place from the 1st of Febuary until the 31st July on the following crags:

Back of bay between Trwyn y Ffosle and Trwyn Melyn

Fisherman’s Zawn    OS Ref 287241

Chinatown Zawn OS Ref 287239

Trwyn y Fulfran Slabs  OS Ref 287238

Black Bay OS Ref 288237

Through Cave Area OS Ref 291235

Multi Storey Wall OS Ref 294232

Mur y Môr OS Ref 294232

Trwyn Cilan Zawn OS Ref 294230 

Crystal Zawn SH 29329 

Vatican Zawn  OS Ref 295231


There are some Areas that have split restrictions. 

Paitsh South Bay - No Restrictions to the left of the Abseil Line, but restrictions as above up to and including Springboard ridge. 

Zawn One - No Restrictions above the boulder slope then restricted as above for all climbs below sloping terrace. 


There are short restrictions from the 1st of April, to June 30th at the following locations. 

Paitsh North Bay - No restrictions to Hornblower Spur then a short restriction. 








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