Monday, 12 July 2010

Gogarth - Main Wall

Niv arriving at the 2nd stance on Gogarth (E1 5b)

After a long drive north from Pembroke Niv and I headed into Gogarth, arguably the UK's premier sea cliff. Although the Snowdonia mountains were wreathed in cloud we had light winds and sunshine. We had the Main Wall area to ourselves so quickly jumped on the 2 star Gauntlet (HVS 5a) to warm up before heading down to the crag classic Gogarth (E1 5b). This, the origional route on the cliff, weaves it's way in 5 pitches through some very impressive scenery with the crux reserved for a short steep section on the final pitch.

Gogarth Main Wall

Looking down the stunning 4th pitch of Gogarth (E1 5b)

Niv belayed on Gaunlet (HVS 5a)