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Seals breed in Parliament House cave during the autumn months and climbers should take particular care not to disturb them during the time from late August to late October when the young seal pups can be eailsiy sepreated from their mothers with devastating consequences.

A large (huge!) rockfall occured at the back of Parliement House Cave in 2017 which affects some of the routes in the cave and further rockfalls are likley! 

Rockfax Description
Less popular than it deserves - the climbing is sustained and bold in places. Start to the left of Scavenger near the base of the arete.
1) 4c, 12m. From the arete, follow the line of least resistance up to the left-hand end of the long ledge, and move to its right-hand end and belay below the corner of Scavenger.
2) 5b, 20m. A stunning pitch. Move up the corner for 3m to a traverse line on the left wall, and follow this to the arete. Move round the arete to a flake, get stood on top of this before committing moves gain a sloping ledge back on the arete (gear down and right here). Make amazing moves up on pockets to a downwards-pointing fang of rock in a wide crack, and continue to a small ledge and spike belay on the left - all rather wild and exposed.
3) 4b, 30m. Climb the groove and then follow much easier but slightly more-friable ground to the large spike with a rope slung around it passed on the abseil approach.
4) 40m. Scramble up right to gain a ledge where Scavenger belays. Move easily left into a gully and make your way to the top taking care of the loose blocks. © Rockfax


North Wales Rock Graded List , The Road to Shibboleth , 2019 all-rounder Psyche list , George's Ultimate Easy to Mid-Grade North Wales Trad Ticklist , The Gogarth Rock Cat's Apprenticeship.


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Grade: E1 5b ***
(Gogarth North Stack and Main Cliff)

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