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North Wales Coast Slightly Esoteric Sport Climbing

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Last weekend Amy and I explored a couple of new sport crags along the north coast of North Wales. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the climbing, the crags were small but what the lacked in size and number of routes was made up by the quality of the rock and length of the routes. 
Both crags are micro-granite rock type which makes them unique and a nice change from limestone. both crags are well covered in the excellent A55 climbing guide book

Notice Board Crag - easily accessible crag with a mountain feel to it. Two fantastic sport routes a 6b+ and a 7a+ both are quality routes on lovely rock about 17m long. The crag is best approached from above down a in-situ handrail




The Gallery (upper tier) - the approach to this crag is rather adventurous for different reasons than normal, it involves two running the gauntlet style crossings of the A55 expressway! Even though it's not a sea cliff the proximity to the sea makes it feel like a rather adventurous trad climbing sea cl…