Altitude 220m a.s.l
It goes where?! Sophie looking out the "giant roof crack" on Black and Tan, Holyhead. © neil the weak
This summit is listed in Marilyns hill lists.This summit has been climbed in 104 logbooks.
A very different experience from the Gogarth sea cliffs, but the Holyhead Mountain crags provide some good, albeit short, routes of all grades on variable quality rock. Some parts of the crags covered with grey lichen, which can make the rock slimy when damp. However, the rocks still dry out reasonably quick on a windy day.
Mixture of slabby buttresses and steep walls, mostly on solid and clean quartzite, up to 40m. Good for a relaxed day or mileage, or just some short but quality extremes or lower grade stuff. The harder routes should not be unerestimated though. Some of the best short pitches in North Wales too, I kid you not.
Park at South Stack and follow the Upper Tier approach until the path divides, just before dropping down towards Gogarth Bay. The crags are easily seen from here.
|ANGLESEY pre-1974 County Top|
David Carpenter - 02/Sep/13
|A nice little crag. The slabs routes were pleasant two pich routes for the novice. 'Stairs' route is a mini classic and a must do at easy svere.|
Marcus Tierney - 20/Jul/06