||There are several sites available for climbing & Abseiling, and many routes on each of these crags. There are climbs of all grades of difficulty at all venues, enabling us to find routes to suit total beginners and experienced "rock athletes" alike. Some venues are more appropriate to particular groups and during certain weather conditions. |
All group members will be issued with climbing harnesses and helmets, and will be expected to take part in belaying (holding ropes) even if they are not keen on actually climbing. We always try to encourage everyone to give it a go, rather than sitting out due to fear of heights etc. Abseiling can be part of a climbing day if time and other conditions allow, or as a 1/2 day session in a local quarry.
A small sea cliff near Cae Ddu campsite. Situated on the Cardigan Bay coast of the Irish Sea, The cliff is about 10 metres (30ft) high, big enough to be challenging, but not too intimidating.
Atlantic grey seals are frequently seen with their heads out of the water, watching us as we climb, and in summer, schools of bottle-nosed dolphins are often seen arching out of the water close to the shore.
||Barmouth Slabs. |
These are perched high up on a headland above Barmouth offering fine views of the Mawddach Estuary and the surrounding mountains. This venue has bigger routes than Tonfanau, offering routes of between 10m to 25 metres (80 ft) in length.
||Other Crags |
There are other places to dangle from ropes, including Craig Aderyn, Carreg y Foel Gron and at a disused, local slate quarry. The descents pictured here are 60' and 120'...not for the faint hearted!